Proposed Parking Scheme - Stevenage Old Town

This consultation closed on 14 February 2020

Following survey work undertaken last year, a parking scheme has been designed to fulfil local needs in the centre of the Old Town. This includes Permit Parking (Monday to Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm) in streets near the High Street and Limited Waiting parking bays to help visitors to essential services and businesses in the area. 

The proposed Permit Parking Area would include Albert Street, Alleyns Road, Basils Road, Grove Road, Southend Close, Stanmore Road, Victoria Close, and part of Church Lane and Walkern Road. Disabled bays in these streets which are currently advisory “courtesy” bays would be made enforceable.

Residents of the streets affected would be able to buy parking permits and visitor vouchers, which would also be available to residents (but not businesses) of Baker Street, Bells Lane, Church Lane, Drapers Way, High Street (between James Way and Letchmore Road, excepting Howarde Court, Ireton Court and Townsend Mews ), Middle Row and Primett Road.

Proposals also include making parking bays in Church Lane “shared use”, keeping the time limit of 3 hours but giving an exception for residents and their visitors, and adding new shared use parking bays with the same rules in Church Lane, Drapers Way, Primett Road and Walkern Road. This is intended to both help residents on/close to the High Street to be able to park and support customer parking.

There would be limited waiting parking bays with a three hour limit and no exception for permit holders near the shops in Albert Street, near to the funeral directors in Letchmore Road, outside the surgery in Stanmore Road, and in the Sish Lane lay-by outside the church.

Yellow lines would be placed where needed between newly created parking bays, and in place of existing KEEP CLEAR markings along Church Lane, and on some junctions/bends.

The permit parking proposals would also allow the use of virtual parking permits and visitor vouchers in the existing Permit Parking Area in Burymead (Monday-Friday 8.30am-5.30pm).

If the scheme goes ahead each street will be patrolled a minimum of twice a day, Monday to Saturday, a level of enforcement that experience shows should be effective in ensuring the restrictions would be respected, and this would be increased if needed. Additional attention would be paid to the area when the restrictions first went in, to help them to “bed in”.

The proposed fees are as follows. The difference in prices between Zone B (Burymead) and Zone OT (Old Town) is because the Old Town zone would be in force six days a week and Burymead is only in force for five days a week.

Fee for:  Permit Area Identifier(s) (PAIs) Cost of Paper Parking Permit / Visitor Voucher
Per Year
Cost of Virtual Parking Permit / Visitor Voucher
Per Year
Resident Parking Permit for first vehicle at the address B £56 £52
Resident Parking Permit for first vehicle at the address OT £60 £56
Resident Parking Permit for second vehicle at the address B £82 £78 
Resident Parking Permit for second vehicle at the address OT £86 £82
Resident Parking Permit for third vehicle at the address B £108 £104
Resident Parking Permit for third vehicle at the address OT £120 £114
Resident Parking Permit for fourth vehicle at the address (where permitted) B £134 £130
Set of 20 Resident's Visitor Parking vouchers All PAIs £20
Caring Visitor Parking Permit All PAIs £0 per 24 months
Special Parking Permit All PAIs Charged at the Council's discretion
Administration of permit transfers, duplicate permits and refunds All PAIs £10

For further details, please see the following documents:

  1. Permit parking guide [PDF 282 KB]
  2. Plans of the proposed parking scheme [PDF 1.5 MB]
  3. Notice of Proposals for the Old Town parking scheme [PDF 84 KB]
  4. Statement of Reasons for the Old Town parking scheme [PDF 144 KB]
  5. Disabled Parking Places Order [PDF 236 KB]
  6. Yellow Lines Order [PDF 100 KB]
  7. Limited Waiting and Shared Use Parking Places Order [PDF 249 KB]
  8. Permit Parking Places Amendment Order [PDF 450 KB]
  9. Original Permit Parking Places Order (external link)
  10. Permit Parking Places Order As Amended [PDF 463 KB]
  11. Consolidation Order for existing restrictions in the area part one (external link)
  12. Consolidation Order for existing restrictions in the area part two (external link)
  13. Plans of existing parking restrictions in the area affected [PDF 1.6 MB]