Shoppers will soon be able to stay for longer, for less, at The Deeping Centre where a new parking system is being introduced.
Owners of the Market Deeping retail site are to merge the short and long stay car parks, allowing owners NewRiver Retail to bring in a three-hour maximum stay free parking system.
NewRiver hope the change “in the near future“ will bring more shoppers to the centre on a more regular basis, as well as making it safer for both visitors and traders.
A NewRiver spokesman said: “We have noticed that many people are not adhering to the two-hour maximum parking rule and leaving their vehicles in the car park for a whole day, often to catch the park-and-ride bus service to Peterborough.
“We want to encourage more people to stay in the town centre and ‘shop local’.
“But to do this, we need to make sure there are a sufficient number of parking spaces at The Deeping Centre on a more regular basis.”
NewRiver is also introducing a new vehicle registration system to monitor vehicles going in and out of the car park, as well as car park patrols to prevent any abuse of disabled parking spaces.”