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Grimsby parking row

Drivers in North East Lincolnshire say they'll fight plans to increase charges to park their cars outside their houses.

Residents in Grimsby and Cleethorpes have been told the cost of a parking permit is to rise from £15 to £80.

And if 70% of people reject the scheme, the county council says it'll be forced to withdraw permits altogether which will make parking even more difficult. Those against it are holding a meeting tonight to try to find a better solution.

We have been speaking to Councillor Andrew Defreitas about the change.

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Row over parking permits

It's going to cost a lot to park here! Credit: Calendar news

Residents living in permit-only zones in Grimsby have been told the cost of a permit is to rise by four hundred and thirty three per cent.

They have condemned North East Lincolnshire Council's plans, which would see the cost of a permit rise from £15 to £80 per year for one permit and £15 to £100 for a permit for a second car.

They have also dismissed the alternative - scrapping permit parking unless 70 per cent of residents agree to the price hike - as "unworkable". An action group has been formed.