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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 information on the installation of the Coleridge West scheme

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, Staffordshire, Newnham and Coleridge West have already been approved.

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

Both Ascham and Victoria have surpassed the 50% support needed to move onto the next stage, Statutory Consultation. View how to comment in the Statutory consultation below.  

Scheme

Total Households

No of responses

% Responded 

% Support

% Oppose

% Undecided

 Victoria

472

144

31%

53%

46%

1%

Ascham

446

112

25%

65%

32%

3%


Statutory Consultation 

The Ascham and Victoria schemes are currently undergoing the Traffic Regulation Order consultation. This is the final chance for residents to have their say. To view proposed plans and comment on these consultations, please go to the bottom of our Traffic Regulation Order webpage. Closing date for comment for both these schemes is 28 September 2018


Installation

Following the statutory consultation stage and discussion at the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee on 24 July 2018, the residential parking scheme for Newnham was approved. Signage for Newnham will be confirmed after further discussion with Council Officers, Local County and Ward Councillors and the Chair of Cambridge Joint Area Committee. Information on the installation will be shared after this is agreed.

Results from Stage Two formal consultation
SchemeNo. of HouseholdsNo. of responses% Responded% Support% Opposed% Undecided
Newnham 953 341 36% 66% 22% 12%

Following the statutory consultation stage and discussion at the Cambridge City Joint Area Committee on 24 July 2018, the residential parking scheme for Coleridge West was approved. 

Results from Stage Two formal consultation
SchemeNo. of HouseholdsNo. of responses% Responded% Support% Opposed% Undecided
Coleridge West 1949 314 16% 53% 46% 1%

Installation schedule
Post installation August - September
Ground lining September
Pay and display groundwork October
Live date Late November

Further information for residents can be viewed on the latest works programme and the finalised construction drawings.

Prior to the scheme live date, letters will be sent to all residents inviting them to apply for a residents' parking permit or visitor permits. Details of this will also be made available on our website.

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 came into effect in July 2018 and residents can now apply for a 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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