A decision on whether to make 13 East Lindsey car parks free - including three in Louth and two in Alford - looks set to be delayed.
The U-turn could be made by the District Council after its new leader, Coun Craig Leyland, set up a scrutiny panel to look at the entire issue of car park charges.
One particular area included the possibility of scrapping charges that were introduced two years ago at previously ‘free’ car parks, and an upcoming report by the scrutiny panel looks set to recommend the changes for consideration by the Executive Board.
The scrutiny panel was set to present its findings to the council last Wednesday (October 7), but an ELDC spokeswoman said: “The report was withdrawn from the meeting to allow further work to be undertaken.”
It is understood that the item was pulled from the agenda due to some of the information in the review being incorrect.
As reported in last week’s Leader, the list of car parks which could be made free once again includes the Cattle Market car park in Louth, which contains space for up to 115 vehicles.
The other car parks under consideration in Louth are Linden Walk and Bridge Street, which contain spaces for 24 and 16 vehicles respectively.
In Alford, Millers Way and South Street overflow car park are both under consideration, containing enough spaces for 30 and 68 vehicles respectively.
The 52 space car park in Sandilands is also included within the proposals.
The report will now go to the December meeting of East Lindsey District Council.
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