Residents parking permits scrapped after price rise row

Resident permit parking is to be scrapped in most parts of North East Lincolnshire after people objected to rise from £15 to £80 in the price.

North East Lincolnshire Council planned to increase the annual fee in parts of Grimsby and Cleethorpes to make the system "fairer".

The council said not enough residents voted in favour of the price rise, so the schemes will be closed in all but one area.

Regulated parking will end in January.

Jason Longhurst, head of development at the council, said: "I recognise that this has been a contentious issue for residents affected by the new policy.

"But we cannot take forward residents' parking schemes where communities don't support them.

"The feedback from our consultation is that the majority of people have not asked us to keep their scheme, so most of them will end from the beginning of next year.

"They will, of course, still be able to park outside their homes, but we will not be preventing other people from parking there as well."

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