Parking

Parking Review Process

Each parking review follows a similar process as outlined below:

  1. Scheme inception - initial data gathering and discussions with local stakeholders;
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Implementation (if appropriate) - launch of new scheme.

Details relating to each scheme are provided below.

Kemble Parking Review

We are carrying out an area-wide review of parking in Kemble - tell us your views

Background

Gloucestershire County Council is undertaking a review of the on-street parking in Kemble. The purpose of the parking review is to manage parking congestion in the village once the station car park is extended. The review will be across the whole village in order to deter commuters from parking on the nearby streets.

We believe a Permit Parking Scheme, will control parking behaviours and reduce its impact on traffic movement, where drivers may search for a free space.

We would like to discuss this idea with local residents and businesses – we will use your feedback to decide if any changes to the scheme should be considered.

Tell us your views

We held a drop-in consultation event on 26th April at which many residents talked to us about the Permit Parking Scheme. Feedback on the various options will allow us to identify which areas want to see changes made, what changes would work best, or if any changes are required at all. It will also help determine the times and days any potential scheme might operate.

If you could not attend the event, you can view the information presented and provide your feedback through an online form here: https://gloucestershire.objective.co.uk/portal/trp/parking/kemble/kemble_parking

You can leave feedback via letter or email: permit.consultation@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Should the proposed parking permit scheme be introduced in your area, the County Councils permit terms and conditions would apply. Meaning you would be required to pay for a permit to park in your street and buy vouchers for your visitors (how require longer than 4 hours stay).

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:

Westend Plan
Lansdown Plan
Railway Plan

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 parking@gloucestershire.gov.uk.

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:

Alvin Street Statement of Reasons

Alvin Street TRO Map

Alvin Street Public Notice

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