Free parking on the Plain

Plymouth City Council is set to bring free car parking to Mutley Plain.

Shoppers using the Mutley Barracks car park, situated at the northern end of Mutley Plain, will be able to park for free for one hour from the end of April.

Councillor Steve Ricketts, Cabinet member for Transport and Housing Delivery, said: “This policy makes absolute sense for all concerned.

“It makes Mutley Plain far more accessible for shoppers and that in turn is good for the thriving range of local, independent business that run all the way down into Hyde Park Road.

“It will also benefit residents in the nearby streets who will hopefully find more available spaces outside their homes.”

Users of the car park will need to obtain a ticket by entering the registration number of their vehicle. A charge will be still applicable to those staying longer than one hour.

Mutley Plain’s other car park, the multi-story at Napier Terrace, is currently under private management but will return to the council later this year. A similar parking policy is also being considered for this site.

The Council is now running a short consultation on the plans, with residents able to submit their views to until 3 April.