Parking Services

"Delivering a professional and efficient customer-focused parking service for residents and visitors to Gloucestershire whilst providing economic and environmental sustainability"

Parking Reviews

2021 parking review

Parking Review Process

Parking survey data archive

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) and Traffic Schemes not listed above.


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.

 

Gloucestershire County Council is undertaking a review of parking provision in the County. This is to ensure that parking rules are fit for purpose and support planning and transport policies.

 

Details relating to each scheme are provided below: 

 

Stroud Parking review

**The informal consultation for this parking review area is now closed**

Current stage: Stage 3 – Informal Consultation complete, review of comments

Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) are currently reviewing the parking in Stroud. GCC have been working collaboratively with both the District and Town Council to ensure our polices align with Neighbourhood Plans and Local Cycle and Walking strategies.

Surveys were undertaken in 2014 and again revisited more recently in September 2019. This ensured we captured data on parking behaviors.

Gloucestershire County Council believes that introducing a Permit Parking Zone to cover the residential areas of Stroud would increase residents’ chance of finding a parking space in their neighbourhood and better manage the kerbside space. Parking permits that prioritise residents and their visitors, will discourage commuters from driving short distances from other parts of Gloucestershire, and parking during the daytime for work.

This consultation will be focused on the residential areas to the north and south east of the town centre. The aim of this informal consultation is to gather information, local expertise and opinion within the community regarding parking.

We have shared some draft proposals on our online portal. These are deliberately vague as we want your feedback, to help shape the options. To support you in making your comments, the portal also has further information about what a TRO is, and what the types of parking restrictions mean.

Once we have your feedback, we will review this alongside the outcomes of Stroud Town Council Neighbourhood (Street Spaces) consultation to ensure any detailed proposals, consider the needs of all highway users.

Parking will still be available within the city in off-street car parks, please see Stroud District Council website for information regarding off street parking.

This parking review is also looking into the implementation of electric vehicle charging points both on and off street.

 

Cheltenham All Saints & Gloucester Kingsholm Parking Reviews

**The informal consultation for these two parking review areas are now closed**

Current stage: Stage 3 – Informal Consultation complete, review of comments

We have now completed stages 1 and 2, which is important to understand the parking patterns and views of residents in the local area. Around 4,000 homes in the review area were invited to comment. All feedback will be used by the council to help develop more detailed plans.

We believe that introducing a permit parking zones to cover the All Saints area, to the east of Cheltenham town centre, and the Kingsholm area, to the north of Gloucester city centre, would increase residents’ chance of finding a parking space in their neighbourhood and better manage the kerbside space.

The next steps in the parking review will be to produce and present detailed plans based on data gathered and informal feedback. These plans will form the basis of the scheme required for stage 3 of the process and include formal consultation with the public, giving you the chance to comment on the detailed plans. Local residents, Councillors, and the police, will be among those invited to comment. Feedback at this formal stage, will be used to decide if any changes are made permanently.

We will be drafting the detailed designs throughout the spring with the aim to formally consult on plans in early summer 2022. All consultation information will be available on the our website, with notices placed on site and an advert in the local paper to let you know when to comment.

Details of the informal consultations in Cheltenham and Gloucester can be viewed.

Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and Traffic Schemes

Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and Traffic Schemes not listed above.

Parking survey data archive

The following survey data was collected as part of parking reviews as shown below. The data was used to quantify parking issues and understand travel patterns and parking behaviour. (Please note that we are aware that there is a technical issue with the links below which we are looking into and we will correct ASAP).

Stonehouse October 2015
Tewkesbury October 2015
Cheltenham West (West End, Lansdown & Railway) March 2015
Tewkesbury and Winchcombe September 2014
North Cotswold Market Towns November 2013
Cheltenham (Pittville & St Pauls) March 2013
Cirencester April 2012
Gloucester (Inner City) Spring 2011

Email Gloucestershire County Council, Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) Team: troenquiries@gloucestershire.gov.uk

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