Northampton Town Centre Parking Proposals 2019

Closed 27 Sep 2019

Opened 15 Aug 2019

Overview

***This consultation is now closed***

The County Council has carried out a review of the usage of Pay and Display parking bays within key areas of Northampton town centre and the charges associated with them.

The purpose of this review is to maximise the benefits of on-street parking in the town centre by introducing a higher rate tariff for parking at the busiest and most popular locations (similar to Milton Keynes). In addition, the authority is proposing to allow motorists to park for longer in bays which are currently underutilised.

HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK:

With any changes on the road network it is inevitable that some residents or businesses may not approve of proposals to make changes to parking restrictions, and for this reason the government requires local authorities to allow a 21 day notice period where the public can object or comment on these types of measures. In addition to writing to those affected, notices will be placed on site and in the local press.

After the closing date, all feedback will be reviewed and considered under the authorities internal procedures before a decision is made on whether to proceed with the introduction of the proposals.

SUMMARY OF PROPOSED CHANGES:

Pay and Display Bays

Proposed change from Standard Rate to Higher Rate Tariff


  Road
  

Location

  Existing Tariff
  

Proposed Higher rate Tariff

  Abington Street
  

all pay and display bays

  £1.20 per hour
  

  £2.00 per hour
  

  George Row
  

all pay and display bays

  £1.20 per hour
  

  £2.00 per hour
  

  Mercers Row
  

all pay and display bays

  £1.20 per hour
  

  £2.00 per hour
  

  St. Giles' Street
  

all pay and display bays

  £1.20 per hour
  

  £2.00 per hour
  

 

Pay and Display Bays

Proposed change from 2 hour max stay to 4 hour max stay


  Road
  

  Location
  

  Albion Place
  

all pay and display bays

  Bridge Street
  

all pay and display bays south of Angel Street

  Fetter Street
  

all pay and display bays

  Guildhall Road
  

all pay and display bays south of Angel Street

  Spencer Parade
  

all pay and display bays

 

The benefits that the proposals aim to deliver are;

  • Better management of the high demand for parking spaces in the most popular locations (e.g. Mercers Row), especially during peak periods.
  • To encourage the use of parking bays in areas on the Town Centre which are currently being underutilised.
  • The reduction of congestion and incidents of obstruction from motorists cruising for spaces or waiting in the road for spaces to become available.
  • Improvement in the environment and experience for pedestrians and cyclists in the central area of the town centre by reducing the levels of traffic.

Please follow the web link at the bottom of this page for a map of the proposed changes to pay and display parking bays and their respective charge rates.

If you require further information please send enquires to Parkingenquiries@kierwsp.co.uk.

We aim to respond to all enquiries within 5 working days.