Parking policy consultation in Lincolnshire

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A CONSULTATION on a new draft parking policy has generated 133 responses.

The policy forms part of Lincolnshire County Council’s application for powers to introduce civil parking enforcement (CPE), which will enable the council to take over responsibility for on street parking enforcement from the police, in line with government guidance.

Coun William Webb, Executive Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Although we didn’t get a huge response to the draft parking policy consultation, most came from Stamford residents – 66 out of 133 – asking for residents parking schemes.

“Other comments were made on the general policy proposals for residents parking schemes and also on specific local street parking conditions.”

The aims of the parking policy are to - ensure a consistent approach to parking is taken countywide, ease congestion by improving compliance with parking restrictions and enhance and support local economies.

Coun Webb added: “Parking is an issue that some people do feel strongly about and we’re grateful that residents took the time and trouble to get in touch.

“We’ve taken on board many of these comments and revised the policy ahead of our next highways scrutiny committee meeting. I hope to be in a position to approve the policy at this meeting, following any further discussions, so that we can work with our district council colleagues to progress the issues that people have raised.”