Businesses at Fiveways are asking the council to allow free short term parking in Preston Drove.
The Fiveways Traders Association has launched a petition to amend the zone J pay and display parking scheme to allow 30 minutes’ free parking.
The association’s Clair Letton said: “The introduction of pay and display parking in Preston Drove has had a detrimental impact on trade for businesses in the area.
“We believe that allowing customers to park for free for the first 30 minutes of their stay will encourage shoppers to return to regular use of local shops.
“We understand that precedent has already been set, as such a scheme currently operates in Matlock Road.
“We would hope that this option would also be considered when the new zoned parking to the North of Preston Drove is operational.”
So far, the petition has been signed by 87 people – click here if you would like to add your name.