Have your say on parking plans

Have your say

VIEWS are being sought on a new draft parking policy for Lincolnshire.

Lincolnshire County Council’s policy has been updated in preparation for when it takes over Civil Parking Enforcement from Lincolnshire Police.

A consultation has been opened just weeks after councillors voted against plans to introduce pay and display meters on town centre streets to help make up the £1.2million funding shortfall for the scheme.

The authority met fierce opposition to the proposals from traders across South Holland, who said it would deter shoppers and mean disaster for town centre businesses.

Mike Nicholls, highways network manager, said: “We need to refresh our current parking policy to reflect the new responsibilities we’d have after taking over Civil Parking Enforcement from the police.

“We’re looking to achieve a more comprehensive and consistent approach to parking across the county, working alongside our district council colleagues.

“We want to strike the right balance between keeping traffic moving and making sure residents and businesses are happy.”

The draft policy covers on street parking, which is the county council’s responsibility, and off street parking, which is the district councils’ responsibility.

The consultation is open until September 30. The document is available online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/parkingpolicy.

All responses need to be made in writing by either email to parkingpolicy@lincolnshire.gov.uk or by post to Parking Policy Consultation Response, Communities, 4th Floor, City Hall, Lincoln, LN1 1DN.