Plans for on-street parking charges in Chester are confirmed

8 March 2018

A draft Traffic Regulation Order has been published regarding the introduction of on-street parking charges at three locations in Chester.
The effect of the order will be to change the on-street limited waiting bays on City Road, Brook Street and Foregate Street, Chester, into pay and display parking bays.

Charging will apply between 8am and 9pm. Between 8am and 6pm there will be a charge of £1 per hour with a maximum period of waiting of two hours on City Road and one hour on Foregate Street and Brook Street.  Return will be prohibited within one hour.

Between 6pm and 9pm there will be a £1 flat rate.

The order is part of an action plan to ensure parking in Chester is fit for purpose and positively contributes to the city’s economy. The plan, designed to better manage car parking demand across the city, is part of the Council’s 15-year parking strategy.

Due to a lack of parking available in areas such as Brook Street, vehicles are often found parked on the pavement where yellow lines are present, which causes road safety issues. The introduction of modest parking charges will help ensure that parking places are available for those visiting the local shops, bars and restaurants.

For added convenience, the permitted length of stay is being increased on City Road to two hours and on Foregate Street to one hour. Brook Street will remain the same because of the pressure on parking in that location. 

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Councillor Karen Shore said: “Changes to parking charges and the introduction of length of stay restrictions will ensure everyone can park where they need to, when they need to, and altering the restrictions and introducing charging on specific roads will ensure parking is fair across the city.

“As the strategy is implemented parking in Chester will be easier and more accessible for everyone - we are supporting residents, businesses and the visitor economy.”

Full details and a plan showing the extent of the proposals can be viewed at the Council Offices, Ground Floor Reception, The Forum, Chester between the hours of 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  The draft TRO can also be viewed online at the following link:   Objections and other representations relating to the Order must be made in writing by 29 March 2018 and objections must specify the grounds on which they are made.

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