East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) has agreed to implement changes to car parking arrangements at council-run car parks, subject to consultation, including an increase in free car parking.
On introducing changes to car parking arrangements in East Lindsey last year, ELDC promised a full review into the impact of the changes being made within a year by a cross-party Scrutiny Group.
The recommendations include the provision of two hours of free car parking on all car parks that currently provide one hour free, and Sunday car parks with a maximum stay of one hour will be increased to two hours.
Other recommendations include a new parking permit scheme be introduced to support people who work in East Lindsey, improved signage in car parks, introduction of a ‘pay by phone’ system for the start of the 2014 holiday season, and improved parking provision for motor homes.
The Council’s Portfolio Holder for the Environment, Councillor Steve Newton, said: “We thank the Scrutiny Group for their thorough and comprehensive review into the changes that we made a year ago to car parking across the District.
“While the Group recognised that parking charges in East Lindsey were not excessive, it did suggest that some adjustments to the current arrangements should be considered.
“The recommendations have all been approved, and will ensure we have an appropriate and balanced approach to parking across East Lindsey.”
A timeline for the implementation of new car park arrangements will be developed following the period of statutory consultation.
For further information, visit www. e-lindsey.gov.uk