The new residents' parking permit scheme will be introduced in August, councillors in charge of the scheme have announced.

In a recent post on Facebook, Cllr Richard Scott and Cllr Jeff Trail confirmed letters will be sent on July 10 to residents within the Residential Parking Zones that were agreed by the Highway and Traffic Orders Committees (HATOC) in December. 

On the same day, posts will begin to appear in those locations.

From August 1, the signs to start being built but ‘bagged’ over. A week later, on August 7, lining works will begin.

On August 14, the scheme will go live. Once live, a consultation will take place in December with residents.

Devon County Council approved the new plans for residents' parking permit scheme in Exmouth in December last year. 

Devon County Council said they had ‘overwhelming support’ from Exmouth residents in response to the public consultation held in July. 

Residents parking was approved for the colonies area, with more than half of the households being in favour while those in Withycombe Road rejected the proposals. However, it is recommended that ‘no waiting’ proposals are implemented. 

St Andrew’s Road was approved – up to three business permits will be available.

Albion Hill will also get residents parking, as will Carter Avenue.

However, in Southern Road, it was recommended that residents parking should not be implemented but ‘no waiting’ and limited waiting should be introduced in Southern Road and the junction with Carter Avenue.   

The meeting concluded that a residents’ parking scheme is introduced in the Colonies area, the St Andrews Road area and part of the Albion Hill area and that No Waiting at Any Time is introduced in the Withycombe Road area and Southern Road. 

The full breakdown of the different areas can be found on the Devon County Council website.