City centre residents are to be asked for their views on proposed changes to a parking permit scheme.
Manchester City Council is due to launch a consultation into the changes that may come into affect this spring.
Under the changes, city centre residents will be able to purchase permits for zone three which includes Castlefield and Piccadilly basin. There will be a range of permits enabling them to park on street at various times to suit their circumstances.
This could be either 8am-9am and 5pm-8pm on weekdays and 8am-8pm on weekends, or 8am-8pm Monday to Sunday.
The permits can be bought to cover a year, six-month or three-month period, and range in price from £250 to £750 per year - a 90 per cent reduction on the equivalent pay and display parking price.
Zone two residents will still be able to buy permits for zone three, but there will be a separate consultation into parking permits for zone two - which includes Quay Street, Portland Street, the Northern Quarter and Deansgate - later in the year.
Councillor Nigel Murphy, Manchester City Council's executive member for the environment, said: "We're hoping to introduce a new system which will be more flexible for people living in the city centre, enabling them to buy a range of permits depending on people's individual circumstances.
"We think the proposals are a huge improvement on the existing scheme which has become outdated but we look forward to hearing people's views."
The consultation is to begin later this week. Anyone who wants to give their views about the scheme, or who wants more information should visit www.manchester.gov.uk/parking or call 0161 234 5004.