The permit, which costs £15 and is valid for two years, allows residents to park in the following car parks between the hours of 9-11am and 3-6pm Monday to Saturday and all day on Sundays and Bank Holidays (subject to normal time limits in the car parks):
- Alnwick – Greenwell Road, Dispensary Street and Roxburgh Place
- Berwick – Castlegate, Parade and Quayside
- Hexham – Loosing Hill and Wentworth
- Morpeth – Stanley Terrace North, Stanley Terrace South, Newmarket East and Newmarket West
The scheme, which is open to all residents of Northumberland, aims to reduce traffic congestion and support the local economy by encouraging shoppers to come and use these car parks at off peak times.
All applicants must prove vehicle ownership or provide evidence if using leased or company cars. A maximum of two permits per household are allowed with 1 vehicle registration on each.
This new scheme, introduced on 1st May 2012, replaces the Morpeth Shoppers Permit, (formerly known as the free Morpeth Residents Parking permit). Anyone who has one of these permits must now apply for a Northumberland Shoppers Permit as their Morpeth permit will not be valid from 31st May 2012.
Application forms and the full terms and conditions of the scheme can be found online at parking.northumberland.gov.uk or are available in our Customer Information Centres. Alternatively, contact the Parking Services team on 0845 600 6400.
Councillor Simon Reed, executive member responsible for infrastructure and environment said: “The Northumberland Shoppers Permit offers our residents the chance to park free of charge at these car parks at off peak times. It has benefits for residents in that they are able to park for free once they have the permit, but it should also encourage shoppers into these towns at quieter times therefore easing traffic congestion and helping to support the local economy.”