A PARKING firm has lodged plans for the installation of payment machines and ANPR cameras on poles at Lanercost Priory and Tearooms.

Carlisle City Council has received the application and the status is currently listed as “awaiting decision”.

The applicant is Chester based Initial Parking Ltd.

According to the heritage impact statement: “Both sites have remained car parking areas for some time and this is not intending to change.

“The character of the wider area will not be changed from implementing small-scale advertisements, cameras, and payment machines at existing car parking sites.

“The site has been subject to advertisement consent previously associated with the tearooms and car parking areas and various planning permissions on site.”

It adds: “It is recognised some sort of signage has been required on the site to inform visitors of the car parks, and therefore the proposal seeks to establish new signage, and car parking management infrastructure in the form of payment machines and cameras.

“The proposed installation of payment machines, cameras, advertisements, and associated infrastructure will have no detrimental impact on the setting of the listed buildings and scheduled monument and will preserve the character and appearance of the wider Lanercost area, including the World Heritage Site Buffer Zone.”

For information go to the Carlisle City Council’s website at: publicaccess.carlisle.gov.uk/online-applications

Application reference: 21/0392