Shopkeepers will not be entitled to buy cheap parking permits being introduced to help residents avoid costly parking charges.
Town centre residents will be able to buy street permits to skip £5-a-day charges to park in key Kirkintilloch and Bishopbriggs car parks.
The new permit scheme will be open to those who live in the town centre but don’t have allocated parking.
But local businesses will NOT be able to apply for permits in the first phase.
The new parking charges for four key car parks in Bishopbriggs and Kirkintilloch start in the summer, and the permit zones are likely to be on streets rather than car parks.
In paid-for car parks shoppers and visitors will be able to park for the first two hours for free, then a sliding charge of up to £5 a day will be introduced, Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm.
The local authority has confirmed that its employees will not be given permits.
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