Cambridge residents are being asked to have their say on a number of potential new parking schemes in their local area from this week (23 October).

The consultations are focused on four areas in the city as a priority in-line with the Council’s Parking Policy which was agreed in March 2017 and are part of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s plans to reduce congestion in Cambridge.

Map of 4 areas selected for potential parking scheme which include Accordia, Coleridge West, Staffordshire and Newnham

Informal discussions with residents and councillors have already taken place and demonstrated support for a scheme which gives local residents priority over parking within their area. The needs of local businesses and community facilities are also taken into account. Residents’ Parking Schemes enable those who regularly find it difficult to park within a reasonable distance of their home to find a space.

The four areas are Accordia, Staffordshire, Coleridge (West) and Newnham. If schemes are supported by the majority of respondents then the consultation will progress to the next stage which is a statutory consultation.

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Chair of the Highways and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Mathew Shuter said “We’ve listened to requests from local residents and councillors for schemes to help them after regularly experiencing parking problems. The feedback we now hope to receive will help us to understand the level of support for the proposed schemes. We realise that this could affect other road users, not just residents so we welcome the views of everyone.”

Everyone has a chance to have their say and the consultations close on 4 December 2017. Visit our resident parking scheme consultation webpage for more information.

Proposals are currently being put forward for revised parking fees, up to date information can be viewed on the Council’s website.

The Greater Cambridge Partnership Executive Board will fund the implementation costs associated with this scheme.

 

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