PLANS are underway to introduce 'pay by phone' car parking in Barnsley.

The car park on the former CEAG site, which has been created as part of the council’s £54m Better Barnsley scheme, will be the first to trial the new way of paying.

If successful, the ‘pay by phone’ technology will be rolled out to other car parks.

As the ‘pay by phone’ option is cashless, motorists will be able to top up their parking period without having to return to the car park, subject to maximum limits on stay.