South Hams District Council has decided to conduct a thorough review of how its parking permits work, to see if changing the scheme could release more parking spaces for visitors.
Concerns have been raised in recent months about the amount of parking taken up by permit holders, which limits the turnover of short-term parking for shoppers and visitors. Not only does this cause frustration for motorists wishing to park, but also limits the number of people able to visit towns and villages in the South Hams.
Cllr Keith Baldry, Executive Portfolio Holder for the Environment said “We have decided to conduct a thorough review of our permits across the whole District. This is to ensure that we hear everyone’s views. We want to understand how people are currently using the car parks, what they think of this and any issues or frustrations they have.”
While the review takes place, South Hams District Council has temporarily suspended the sale of new parking permits.