RESTRICTIONS on parking in residents’ permits zones and in council-owned car parks have been eased until the New Year.
Inverclyde’s environment and regeneration committee unanimously agreed to suspend certain types of enforcement until they next meet.
The relaxing of rules in residents’ zones will give more time for people to renew their permits.
It was also agreed that limited-stay parking in council-owned off-street car parks will not be enforced for the time being to support local businesses and residents in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions.
On-street car parking rules and yellow line restrictions are however being enforced.
Councillor Michael McCormick, convener of environment and regeneration, said: “We want to support residents and businesses as best we can while ensuring our town and village centres don’t return to the parking free-for-all they once were before the council stepped in to address the problems.
“As soon as we were made aware that a number of residents had not applied for a new permit, we took swift action to suspend enforcement and I’m pleased that this scheme and off-street parking restrictions will remain suspended until the new year.”
It was agreed that the suspension of both sets of rules, as well as the ongoing waiving of charges in the council’s paid-for ‘pay and display’ car parks, will both be reviewed on 14 January.
Residents are being urged to renew their parking permit as soon as possible.