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Cheltenham West parking review

Three new permit parking schemes are now being implemented in western Cheltenham, covering the Westend, Lansdown, and Railways areas of the town.  

This plan shows the boundaries of the new schemes.

This leaflet provides general information about permit schemes.

Nearly all streets within these areas will be subject to parking restrictions.

Residents and businesses based at properties within each zone will need to buy permits to allow them to park on-street, within the boundaries of their zone.

Visitors to the area will be able to park in most streets, but subject to a maximum stay limit and/or a parking charge.

Some roads are reserved for local permit holders only.

These plans show the new parking restrictions being introduced:

Westend Zone (Zone 12)  

Lansdown Zone (Zone 13)                                          

Railway Zone (Zone 14)                

Permits are only available to properties based within the permit zones.

Information about the types of permit available and how to purchase them is available on our Parking permits page.

Work to install signs and paint lines on the road will be ongoing through June & July 2017.

The new schemes will become effective on August 1st 2017.

During the works, some parking bays will be suspended to allow line painting to be done – these will be kept to a minimum and only used when required.

These schemes are designed to discourage commuter parking around the town centre.

Commuters are encouraged to think about adopting alternative travel options including car sharing, cycling, walking and public transport.

Information regarding alternative travel options is available via Thinktravel.

We have already contacted local businesses within the new zones to offer support in helping staff to find alternative travel arrangements, and provide access to staff discounts for bus tickets, cycling equipment etc.

The Thinktravel programme provides a toolkit to help businesses improve workplace travel options and patterns.

We have arranged a meeting on July 5th with businesses in the town to discuss the policy behind these schemes and what alternative options are available – please contact parking@gloucestershire.gov.uk if you would like further information.

These schemes reflect policy commitments set out in Gloucestershire Local Transport Plan, and other wider policies to manage the impact on congestion in Cheltenham, improve access to services and local businesses, and facilitate future growth in the town.

We consulted local people and businesses about these schemes between June 2015 and June 2016. A decision was taken to implement the schemes in Autumn 2016, incorporating many changes as a result of consultation feedback.

This report provides full details of the consultation process, responses received, how these were considered, and how the eventual decision was reached.

Parking around the station will be limited to 4 hours for non-permit holders. Our recent surveys showed a high proportion of those driving to the station came from within 2 miles, and so cycling, walking and other public transport options will be available.

The Arle Court Park & Ride bus will also now stop at Lansdown Bridge – a short walk from the station.

The County Council support the plans to provide a new pedestrian/cycle link from the railway station to Lansdown Bridge, and to expand the railway station car park.

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