No plans for residents’ parking permits

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COUNTY highways bosses insist they are not looking to ask residents to pay to park outside their homes.

Last week we reported how there were fears that Lincolnshire County Council would introduce paid-for permits to plug a funding gap to pay for parking enforcement.

The fear came after the council rejected plans to put pay and display meters in town centres to raise the cash.

However, the council has insisted it is not looking at permits for residents in South Holland and that that would be the choice of the district council if it were ever to happen.

Highways’ Brian Thompson said: “The money does need to come from somewhere within the confines of our reduced highways budget.

“There have been proposals put forward previously for us to take over the residents parking schemes and the committee approved the release of a draft parking policy for consultation – recommending no change.

“This means the schemes would continue to be administered by the district councils, such as South Holland District Council, and if the policy is approved, they would also continue to set the price of parking permits issued to residents.”