The scheme that allows care and health workers to park on double yellow lines across Devon will be made permanent.

Earlier this year, a pilot Care and Health Worker Parking Permit was launched in Devon to allow professionals visiting people at home to park on double yellow lines in certain situations.

Care and health professionals who hold the existing permit can currently park in on-street, limited waiting and residents’ parking bays for no charge when delivering essential services to residents in their homes.

The new permits allow parking on double yellow lines for an hour, but only if there is no other parking available.

Devon County Council unanimously agreed that the current scheme is retained and becomes permanent, and that the scheme is extended to permit up to three hours parking on “no waiting” restrictions, increasing from the one hour previously permitted.