Relaxed parking restrictions introduced in Northamptonshire during the pandemic will return to normal from NEXT WEEK
Parking restrictions were relaxed during lockdown because residents working from home needed the parking spaces
Relaxed parking restrictions introduced during lockdown are set to revert to normal from next Monday (May 17).
Parking enforcement was relaxed in response to increased demand for parking spaces during the lockdown due to the government's advice to work from home where possible.
Next Monday will see more people return to work as more businesses re-open so parking on single yellow lines will no longer be permitted and time-limits will be re-introduced.
Assistant director of highways at West Northamptonshire Council, Fiona Unett, said: “During the lockdown, parking enforcement was focused on supporting keyworkers to carry out their essential duties, as well as helping people to follow the government guidance to stay at home.
“As more people have returned to their place of work residential areas have returned to normal capacity and so it’s no longer necessary to relax these restrictions.
"We will continue to support the NHS, health and social care workers and NHS COVID-19 volunteers whilst on duty."
Permit holders will need to park in accordance with the restrictions in place as indicated on signs and road markings, as they did before the relaxing of parking restrictions.
From Monday, May 17, 2021, the following applies:
▪ Free parking will continue to be given to the NHS, health and social care workers and NHS COVID-19 volunteers in line with the government’s free parking concessions. A Government Parking Pass must be clearly on display in the vehicle.
▪ In resident’s permit zones, residents with valid permits will no longer be able to park without time limit in time-limited bays.
▪ In resident’s permit zones, residents with valid permits will no longer be able to park on single yellow lines during the hours of operation.
Any person receiving a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will still need to follow the statutory process in place as detailed on the reverse of the PCN.
More information on parking is available at www.westnorthants.gov.uk/parking-roads-and-transport.