Residents parking scheme on the way

On streets with limited time parking bays

Cars parked

A residents parking permit scheme will be introduced in areas of North Lanarkshire from April.

It will operate on streets where limited time parking bays are in force as part of our parking enforcement activity.

Some residents have no parking facilities at their home so park in a bay on the street outside. Since the limited time parking rules in these bays have been enforced by the council, residents risk a fine at certain times. Those residents can now apply for a permit that means no penalty will be issued for parking their car within the bay.

"Our parking enforcement scheme aims to free up short-term spaces within town centres and encourage drivers to park correctly and safely," explains Councillor Michael McPake, Convener of the Environment and Transportation Committee.

"However, we appreciate that for some residents in specific streets, this can cause difficulties when they park at their own home so the permit scheme is designed to help.

"The scheme doesn't guarantee residents a space, but means they won't receive a penalty when they park in the bay at their home with the permit clearly displayed."

Letters will be sent to residents in the locations where the parking permit scheme will operate, with an application form and guidance notes. A permit will cost £60 for one car for a year; additional permits for other vehicles at the same address will be charged on an increasing fee scale.

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