RESIDENTS parking charges across Lancashire are set to be standardised at £25 for an annual permit which would see Pendle householders pay more.

Under the proposed new scheme, the charge for vehicle-specific permits for fully electric vehicles would be waived.

Lancashire County Council has written to the more than 9,000 residents who are eligible for residents parking permits asking for their views on the proposed changes by June 14.

The authority is responsible for residents parking permits in Hyndburn, Burnley, Ribble Valley, Pendle, and Chorley.

The cost of a permit and types of permit available currently vary as the schemes were established by different district councils. The county council took over their administration in 2018. It plans to introduce a standard annual permit price of £25 and offer residents the opportunity to buy a second £25 permit for visitors.

The change will mean a price rise for permits in Chorley and Pendle.

Under the new scheme being proposed all visitors’ permits would be registered to an address.

Peter Bell, the county council’s regulation manager, said: “The changes being proposed are intended to bring fairness and consistency to the way residents’ parking schemes operate across Lancashire.”