Residents permits to be enforced on more Lincoln roads

Plans to set up new and expanded Residents Parking Schemes in the uphill area of Lincoln will get the go ahead next week.

Concerns have been raised over the impact on businesses and neighbouring streets, however, officers at Lincolnshire County Council have recommended over-ruling them.

The plans are the first two phases of a scheme by the City of Lincoln Council to reduce the amount of traffic on city centre roads while freeing up parking for residents and will see households pay £26 a year for a permit, rising to £52 a year for two.

In their report to planning and regulation councillors next week, county council officers say: “The increasing incidence of parking by commuters and shoppers in the uphill area has displaced available on street parking for residents during the day.

Parking on James Street. Photo: Daniel Jaines

“The bays are proposed in streets where the majority of residents have no access to off street parking and it is becoming more difficult for them to find somewhere to park.

“The residents’ parking scheme extensions proposed aim to address this.”

Simon Walters, the strategic director for communities and environment at City of Lincoln, said: “We are pleased that the consultation has been responded to positively and residents can see the benefit of increased parking opportunities and a reduction in traffic in these areas.

“We look forward to working with the county council to implement the scheme in these areas of the city.”

The roads to be included as new or existing zones are:

  • Union Road
  • Burton Road
  • Chestnut Street
  • Church Lane
  • Newport
  • Northgate
  • James Street
  • Bailgate

The proposed first two phases of the scheme.

Residents of Stonefield Avenue, have raised concerns that the impact will be to increase vehicles in their area, however, officers note “all residents in their street have access to off-street parking and are likely to be able to park on the carriageway within the private area of this street”.

Concerns from a local business that commercial viability will be affected if sharing a number of dual use bays with permit holders results in “significant loss of limited waiting space for customers”.

Officers however, say residents will also have access to bays in Willis Close and Upper Long Leys Road, that there are additional two hour bays available for visitors and that the car park at The Lawns has spaces for longer-term parking on most days.

When the extended scheme was originally approved by the City of Lincoln council in September last year, residents called it a “welcome change”.

Where the third phase of the scheme could cover if it gets the go-ahead.

A third phase was also planned which would cover 3,977 properties on a further 76 streets in the south of the city.

It is understood this phase is still with Lincolnshire County Council officers.

However, if the go ahead was received it could cover:

  • Archer Street
  • Charles Street
  • Chaplin Street
  • Chelmsford Street
  • Cross Street
  • Hermit Street
  • Kesteven Street
  • King Street
  • Lewis Street
  • Monson Street
  • Palmer Street
  • Portland Street
  • Ripon Street
  • Sincil Bank
  • St Andrews Place
  • St Andrews Street
  • Stanley Place
  • Tentercroft Street
  • Trollope Street
  • Walnut Place
  • Foster Street
  • Princess Street
  • Vernon Street
  • Mill Lane
  • Sibthorpe Street
  • Prior Street
  • Abbot Street
  • Nelthorpe Street
  • Pennell Street
  • Sincil Bank
  • Cross Street
  • Thesiger Street
  • Kirkby Street
  • Hood Street
  • Scorer Street
  • Henry Street
  • Sausthorpe Street
  • Martin Street
  • Grace Street
  • St Andrews Street
  • St Andrews Close
  • Kingsway
  • Linton Street
  • Norris Street
  • Arthur Street
  • Hope Street
  • Sewells Walk
  • Smith Street
  • Queen Street
  • Knight Place
  • Shakespeare Street
  • Gibbeson Street
  • Spencer Street
  • Little Bargate Street
  • Urban Street
  • Ewart Street
  • Francis Street
  • Ellison Street
  • Victoria Street
  • Maple Street
  • Elder Street
  • Poplar Street
  • Beech Street
  • Boultham Avenue
  • Peel Street
  • Cranwell Street
  • Robey Street
  • St Botolphs Crescent
  • Henley Street
  • Tealby Street
  • Bargate
  • Sidney Street
  • Craven Street
  • Webb Street
  • Coulson Road
  • Waterloo Street

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