Residents in Victoria and Ascham, in the north east of the city, are being asked to have their say on potential new Resident Parking Schemes (RPS) from today (Friday 11 May).

Victoria and Ascham are the two most recent schemes open to public consultation, in line with the Council’s Parking Policy which was agreed in March 2017.

The proposals for each scheme, which will give locals priority parking in their area, is based on the information we have gathered from discussions with residents and local councillors.

If the schemes are supported by a majority it will progress to the next stage which is a statutory consultation.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership will fund the implementation costs of the residents parking schemes to help encourage sustainable travel, reduce congestion and improve quality of life for residents in the city region.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said: “If the proposed plans receive enough support to be implemented, they will give residents priority parking in their area while taking into account the needs of local businesses and community facilities.

“The road safety improvements that a Resident Parking Scheme brings aims to reduce congestion, reduce air pollution, and generally improve the local environment for everyone.

“We realise that this could affect other road users, not just residents so we welcome everyone’s views.”

People have their chance to comment until the consultations close on 14 June. Visit www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/resident-parking-scheme-consultation for more information and to complete the survey.

In addition, a statutory consultation starts this week in two other areas of the city - Newnham and Coleridge West. This follows a public consultation that was held in autumn 2017 where the majority of residents supported the introduction of an RPS in their area. Residents are invited to submit their comments on the proposed schemes in writing before Monday 4 June.

The consultation documents, the proposed parking plans and details on how to respond to the consultation can be found on http://bit.ly/cambridgeshiretro.

Map showing the areas we are consulting on

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