The scheme opens on Monday June 5 and will run from every Monday to Saturday, 08.00 to 18.00. It means that residents and businesses need to purchase permits to park within the new zone.   

All permits for the scheme will be virtual with no paper versions needed. They will be available to all residents and businesses within Zone 1A (see accompanying map) allowing eligible vehicles to park in designated on-street bays. 

Vehicles must be registered to the property within the zone to be eligible for a permit. 

Residents and businesses will need to set up an online account via the Lincolnshire County Council website to apply for the permits and visitor vouchers.  

Permits will cost £60 each for 12 months and there can be up to two permits per property, allowing two vehicles to park within the zone at the same time.  

Residents within the zone who are the registered owner of the vehicle, and a Blue Badge holder will be exempt from the £60 charge. 

For visitors, there will be 2-hour limited waiting bays and residents can also purchase up to 100 visitor vouchers a year at the charge of £1 per voucher. There is no need to have a resident or business permit to be able to purchase visitor vouchers. 

Cllr Richard Davies, Executive member for Highways at LCC said: “The new permits will go some of the way to help the frustrations that residents have felt about parking around these streets in Grantham for a long time. 

“Naturally, there will be a period of adjustment for all concerned but once the scheme is in place and the benefits are felt, we will be able to serve the parking needs of the area in a much more constructive way.”