Parking Review Process
Each parking review follows a similar process as outlined below:
- Scheme inception - initial data gathering and discussions with local stakeholders;
- Informal consultation - consultation with local residents and businesses to find out if local people find parking a problem, if they would like to see changes considered, and if so, what changes.
- Statutory consultation - a formal consultation process where we present a detailed proposed scheme. Feedback to this stage will be used to decide if any changes are made.
- Implementation (if appropriate) - launch of new scheme.
Cheltenham Parking Review - Racecourse Events
Current Stage: Stage 3 - Statutory consultation
Gloucestershire County Council and Cheltenham Racecourse have been reviewing how we manage temporary parking & traffic restrictions during events at the racecourse.
We consulted local people in August 2016 about proposed permit parking arrangements to apply during events - details of the consultation are available here: Cheltenham Racecourse Statutory Consultation
Cirencester Town Centre Highway Improvements
Current Stage: Stage 3 - Statutory consultation - (July 2016)
For details regarding the proposed changes to the parking arrangements in Cirencester see Cirencester Market Place
Cheltenham Parking Review - West: West End, Lansdown & Railway
(Reference Number - JKS/60327)
Current Stage: Stage 4 - Implementation, Summer 2017
Earlier this year, the County Council consulted on proposals to introduce three new permit parking schemes in the west of Cheltenham in the Westend, Lansdown and Railway areas.
During the formal consultation, a large volume of consultation responses were received, which have given a clear understanding of the issues both for and against the proposed schemes.
Having considered all the consultation returns, a decision has been taken to implement the proposed schemes with significant changes to reflect consultation feedback.
The key changes to the design of the schemes are:
- Cutting back the days the restrictions will apply - Westend and Lansdown zones will operate Monday-Saturday (8am-8pm). Railway Zone will operate Monday-Friday (8am-8pm).
- Increasing opportunities for managed long-stay parking where it can be accommodated by:
- Omitting proposed charges on some roads in Lansdown to provide 6hr parking, free of charge
- Halving the proposed hourly rate and removing time limits to provide all day parking for a maximum charge of £4 on some roads in Lansdown.
- Many further design changes to address specific concerns on individual roads - more details are available here: Cheltenham Parking Review - Summary of Design Changes
Plans showing the revised schemes to be implemented are available here:
A report outlining the consultation responses, analysis and decision making process is available on our consultation page: Cheltenham West Parking Review - Statutory Consultation
Work will start to implement the scheme next year with the system coming into effect in summer of 2017.
We will contact affected properties nearer the time with further details including how and when to apply for permits - for now local people don't need to do anything.
Business Travel Planning Support
As part of the scheme, GCC will be offering support to local businesses and commuters to providing free practical guidance to help highlight and find alternative travel options, in order to make getting to work easier and more convenient. This includes:
- Staff Discounts;
- Access to online resources; and
- Benefits for your organisation.
GCC is currently in the process of contacting local businesses. Any local businesses who would like more information, please contact email@example.com.
Further updates on the project and implementation process will be provided on this page as the schemes progress.
Cotswold Parking Review - Moreton in Marsh
Current Stage: Stage 2 - Informal consultation - (July 2015)
Gloucestershire County Council has received many complaints from local residents and businesses about parking in Moreton-in-Marsh. We have investigated the problem, and together with the Town Council and local business group, have been considering potential options to improve accessibility in the town.
A parking survey has confirmed parking congestion in the town, and provided a lot of information about the nature of the problem.
We believe better management of on-street parking in the town centre is needed. A scheme that controls parking spaces more fairly, sharing access to shops, together with a new permit parking scheme for residents, would improve access for all visitors to the town.
By controlling parking through time limits and/or pay and display, we can help to increase access to the shops whilst also protecting residents parking near their homes.
In July 2015 we consulted residents and businesses of the town to understand their views Moreton-in-Marsh Parking Survey
We have since been discussing feedback with the Town Council in order to identify the next steps. Any management of on-street parking in the High Street clearly needs to complement management of the Car Park areas (owned by the Town Council), and so we are working closely to consider if any changes are needed.
Alvin Street - Gloucester
Current Stage: Stage 4 - Implementation - (January 2017)
Having considered all the consultation returns, a decision has been taken to implement the proposed changes to parking restrictions on Alvin Street
The new parking restriction on Alvin Street comes into operation on 15th February 2017
For further details are available here: