Cambridge is a diverse city with local communities having different needs. Across the city, increases in non-resident and commuter parking has lead to residents not being able to park near their own homes.  One of the best ways of tackling this would be prioritising parking for local residents with a Residential Parking Scheme. We want to find out what everyone thinks and whether there is local support for the proposed parking restrictions. View our current residential parking consultations.

Areas where a resident parking scheme is being proposed

Over the coming five years, we are looking at 26 potential areas across the city where a residential parking scheme could work.  Schemes for Accordia and Staffordshire have already been approved and will be implemented Summer 2018. 

Once an area has a parking scheme in place, it could cause increased parking demand in neighbouring streets.  We are looking to avoid this by introducing neighbouring schemes at similar times where possible.

Proposed Resident Parking scheme areas


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Have a read of our Frequently Asked Questions document to find out more about how a resident parking scheme works and how you could be affected.

Residential Parking

Frequently Asked Questions

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All implementation costs for these schemes will be covered by the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

Stages of introducing a resident parking scheme

  1. First, we have an informal stage where we assess general customer feedback in relation to parking within a particular area. We also speak to local councillors to gauge their views. This gives us an idea of how serious parking problems are across the city.
  2. Secondly, we conduct a public consultation. This is to give all residents within that scheme the chance to shape what kind of parking scheme gets introduced. It also helps us understand what the local concerns are and the level of support for non-resident parking restrictions. If a certain aspect of the scheme is unliked, we may be able to alter it so it works for as many residents as possible.
  3. Once a proposed parking scheme gains more than 50% support on a street, we can apply for Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). This requires a statutory consultation. This is the final way for residents to have their say. Notices are advertised and people can submit written support, comments or objections. These will be considered before final approval at Cambridge Joint Area Committee.
  4. Before implementation, any signage and road markings are installed and residents will be notified on how to apply for parking permits. The scheme will then be in effect. 

Public Consultation Stage

The public consultations for resident parking schemes in Ascham and Victoria have now closed. Thank you to all who submitted a response. All feedback and comments received will be considered and information on the next stage will be announced shortly below.

Statutory Consultation 

Newnham and Coleridge West

The Traffic Regulation Order consultations for Newnham and Coleridge West areas are now closed for comment. Thank you to everyone who responded. Comments submitted as part of these consultations will now be taken to the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee for consideration. Please keep an eye on this webpage for further updates. 

Results from Stage Two formal consultation
SchemeNo. of HouseholdsNo. of responses% Responded% Support% Opposed% Undecided
Newnham 953 341 36% 66% 22% 12%
Coleridge West 1949 314 16% 53% 46% 1%


Accordia and Staffordshire

As a result of the positive feedback received, the parking schemes for Accordia and Staffordshire went to the Traffic Regulation Order consultation stage in February 2018.  Following the Traffic Regulation Order consultation period, the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee approved the final plans for the two schemes on 17 April 2018.

The schemes will be officially launched in Summer 2018 and residents will be able to apply for a parking permit. To find out more about applying for a permit, please see our resident parking webpage.

Results from Stage Two formal consultation
SchemeNo. HouseholdsNo. Responses% Responded% Support% Oppose% Undecided
Accordia 379 124 33% 87% 13% 0%
Staffordshire 86 25 29% 96% 4% 0%

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