Residents-only parking is going to be introduced in Truro, from April, in Park View area, Green Close, Newham Road, the Hendra area, the Trehaverne Terrace area and Wheal Sperries Way.

Carers will be issued with special permits that will allow them to park in these areas while visiting clients, so they can easily access those people.  This will apply to both formal and informal carers.

Permits will be offered to residents at a cost of £50 for the first permit, and £75 for subsequent permits, although residents are complaining that there is a limited amount of parking, and having a permit will not guarantee them a place to put their car near to their home.

Free overnight parking in many Council car parks is also be introduced already, to help counter residential parking pressures.