New parking schemes
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.
Details relating to each scheme are provided below:
Cheltenham Parking Review - West: West End, Lansdown & Railway
(Reference Number - JKS/60327)
Current Stage: Stage 4 - Implementation, August 2017
Following consultation in 2016, three new permit parking zones are now being introduced in western Cheltenham.
The new parking restrictions will apply from August 1st 2017. Local residents and businesses must purchase permits before that date to avoid being at risk of receiving a parking ticket (Penalty Charge Notice).
What parking restrictions are being introduced?
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:
What types of permit are available, how much do they cost and how do I get one?
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 and zone maps page.
When will these restrictions be introduced?
Work to install signs and paint lines on the road will be on-going 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.
I'm a commuter and won't be able to park in the area:
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.
I'm a business and my staff will be impacted by this scheme:
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.
How was the decision taken to introduce these schemes?
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.
I need to find an alternative way of getting to the railway station:
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.
Lansdown Place Lane, Lansdown Crescent Lane and Lansdown Walk
The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) in Lansdown Place Lane, Lansdown Crescent Lane and Lansdown Walk, began over a year ago, in August 2017. We have been monitoring the feedback and responses from residents and businesses, throughout this time.
We are now seeking any final comments regarding this ETRO. The ETRO has had the effect of removing the Permit Parking Area restrictions in sections on the above streets, to allow unrestricted parking outside of the marked parking bays.
The plan (see link below) shows the initial Zone 13 TRO restrictions (window a.) and the current ETRO restrictions (window b.). We are seeking your views, to weather we implement option A or B, as per the plan. This would mean:
Option A – Implement the Zone 13 restriction: Abandoning the ETRO, and making parking spaces for permit holders only (in the yellow areas of window a.); or
Option B – Make the ETRO permanent: Retaining the unrestricted parking conditions operating outside of the marked parking bays.
We are keen to hear from you, and you are invited to send comments. Even if you have previously responded to the ETRO we would be grateful if you could inform us of your view on option A or option B.
Your feedback on the ETRO is important as it will determine whether we make the ETRO changes permanent or abandon them.
All comments must be made in writing stating your preference to Option A or Option B. Send your response no later than Friday 19th October 2018, either by letter or via email to:
Gloucestershire County Council
Westgate Street, Gloucester
The legal documentation relating to the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order is available here, or can be viewed at Cheltenham Library, Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT.
Kemble Parking Review
Current Stage: Stage 2 - Informal consultation - (June 2017)
We are carrying out an area-wide review of parking in Kemble - tell us your views
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: Kemble Parking Review - Informal [expired link]
You can leave feedback via letter or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Current Stage: Stage 4 - Implementation
A permanent order is now in place, which replaces the any previous temporary arrangements for racecourse parking.
For additional information regarding local road closures and racecourse related parking please visit the Cheltenham Racecourse website.
Current Stage: Stage 4 - Implementation - (February 2017)
For details regarding the changes to the parking arrangements in Cirencester see the section on Cirencester Town Centre Improvements on our Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and Traffic Schemes page.
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.
Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and Traffic Schemes
Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) and Traffic Schemes not listed above.
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).
|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|
|Gloucester (Inner City)||Spring 2011|