The council is seeking the views of Penrith residents on a new parking permit process set to launch in Spring 2024.

The new ‘parking protocol’ will be formally introduced to address specific parking issues in the area, making the way on-street parking permits are obtained a fair and consistent process for all.

Most residents will see no noticeable change to day-to-day parking arrangements and can still apply for up to two permits per household dependent on access to off-street parking.

Councillor John Murray, Chair of the Eden Locality Board said: “In areas with lots of terrace housing like Penrith, efficient on-street parking is crucial for optimising limited space and making the area an enjoyable place to live, work and thrive.

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“The proposed parking protocol will formally introduce new, transparent criteria for the way permits are distributed, ensuring a reasonable number are issued to households across the area, enhancing on-street parking provisions in Penrith.

The Penrith Parking Consultation can be completed online or at Penrith Library where paper copies are available and must be completed by the end of February.