Uphill Lincoln parking schemes driven forward by county council

A new and expanded Residents Parking Scheme in the uphill area of Lincoln has been given the go ahead, despite councillors acknowledging people “don’t want to pay for parking”.

The plans, the first two phases of a scheme by the City of Lincoln Council to reduce traffic and free up residents’ parking spaces, were approved by Lincolnshire County Council’s planning and regulations committee.

It follows an increasing amount of commuters and shoppers using uphill streets for extended periods, preventing those living on the streets from being able to park near to their homes.

Proposing the plans go ahead, Councillor Julie Lilley said: “I know the area well and there’s plenty of public parking space.

“Residents deserve to be able to park outside their own house.

“The main motive is that people don’t want to pay for parking in the area.”

The proposed first two phases of the scheme.

The move will see households pay £26 a year for a permit, rising to £52 a year for two.

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

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

Residents of the nearby Stonefield Avenue, had raised concerns that the impact will be to increase vehicles in their streets however, officers said all residents had access to off-street parking.

Meanwhile, local business’ concerns that commercial viability would be affected by reduced parking were told residents would also have access to bays in Willis Close and Upper Long Leys Road, as well as additional two hour bays available for visitors and the car park at The Lawns.

Stock Photo: Daniel Jaines

Simon Walters, strategic director for communities and environment at the City of Lincoln Council, said the authority was “pleased” with the positive response.

He added it would mean: “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.”

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

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

This phase is still being investigated by 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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