Consultation to Begin on Parking Permit Proposals
In a bid to simplify parking permits, South Hams District Council are proposing to introduce new town centre, peripheral and rural permits to replace full and commuter permits.
In order to make permits clearer for customers, the changes include:
New town centre permits valid in certain town centres.
Peripheral permits valid in car parks on the outskirts of a specific town.
Rural permits valid in some South Hams car parks in rural locations.
To reflect these new changes, the costs of permits would be reduced. New permits would be paperless and limited to one vehicle registration number with permit holders able to change the registration number online, at any time.
Cathy Aubertin, operational manager for environment services, explains: “The parking permit system has become unwieldy to manage and the array of permits available can be confusing for customers.
“Recognising this, we considered these issues with a view to simplifying and streamlining the permits available, and improving the future management of them by introducing paperless permits.
“This move should reduce some of the parking issues customers experience and streamline the permit system in the process.”
The consultation will begin on Friday 19 May 2017 and run until 9 June 2017. To view the proposals and have your say, visit: www.southhams.gov.uk/consultations