Buckinghamshire Council has announced plans to phase out cash ticket machines as part of a 'new vision' for parking across the county.

The council's Cabinet agreed to begin implementing a new parking strategy to "embrace new technology, promote safety and reduce congestion" through a series of long and short-term changes on Thursday, February 22.

The new policy includes a gradual transition towards completely cashless parking payments, although existing coin machines will continue to be maintained "for as long as economically possible".

Buckinghamshire Council is also reportedly committed to maintaining the quality of its parking services across the county and ensuring its operations are fully self-funded.

Additionally, a pilot of the National Parking Platform (NPP) scheme will be run in Wycombe, promoting "greater flexibility" by giving drivers the choice of which supplier they would prefer to buy a ticket from.

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Steven Broadbent, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Transport at Buckinghamshire Council said: “Since becoming a unitary authority in 2020, we have been working hard to reduce inconsistencies across the county.

“We have looked at how we can make improvements, listening to what people have said and analysing trends and data to come up with this vision.

“We are keen to embrace new technologies and innovation whilst also making the most of our parking assets and enforcement powers to support our corporate priorities.

“Our parking offer must be right for the future and our communities and must be financially sustainable. This vision sets out how we plan to do that.”