Virtual parking permits on the way

Published: 06 February 2019

Residents needing parking permits will no longer have to scratch off dates or display a card in the car as the council launches virtual permits.

Instead of issuing cards, residents who require permits can now set up an account online, register their vehicles and get their permits, all without leaving the house.

And there will also be virtual visitor vouchers so people popping by don’t get a parking fine.

Councillor Martin Carter, lead member for planning and transport, said: “The parking permit system can be quite cumbersome for people, especially those who receive regular visitors but these online virtual permits will be removing a lot of the hassle.

“There will be no worries about losing them, displaying them correctly, them blowing off the dashboard and out the window on a nice day or anything similar.

“And for anyone who doesn’t have access to the internet or has worries about using the new system help will be on hand in the parking shop.”

The scheme will launch on 4 March 2019 and all parking permit holders will be receiving a letter with the web address of the new system and instructions on how to get their new virtual permits.