Luton Biscot controlled parking zone review

Have your say on the current parking arrangements within the AB controlled parking zone and the proposal to extend the zone.

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Background

Luton Council is undertaking a review of the existing controlled parking zone designated AB to assess whether the current parking arrangements are suited to the needs of local residents and businesses.

It is also being proposed to extend this zone as a result of complaints from residents concerning the lack of parking due to displacement from the current AB zone, commuter parking and possible red route on Leagrave Road/Marsh Road.

Plans

Please click on the image below to view the detailed changes proposed. You will need to zoom into the PDF as the area is quite large.

 

 

Leaflet on the AB CPZ proposal

 

 

Frequently asked questions

What is a controlled parking zone (CPZ)?

A CPZ is an area where parking is prioritised for residents and their visitors through a permit system. If you or your visitors wish to park in the area during the restricted times, you will need to have a valid permit (or visitor voucher). The CPZ will have signs informing motorists (and residents) of the days and times that the restrictions apply.

In this instance the proposal is for the CPZ designated AB to be extended.

How do CPZs work?

The CPZ works by ensuring that only vehicles with valid permits are allowed to park in designated bays during the hours the CPZ operates.

Permits will only be made available to local residents and businesses within the CPZ boundary.

The CPZ currently operates Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, although there may be existing restrictions that apply longer (such as double yellow lines at junctions etc.).

Will there be a cost for permits?

Resident permits currently cost £50 per year.

Carer parking permits are available where residents need constant help and care. The charge for these permits is currently £50 a year.

Daily permits for residents’ visitors will also be available. These currently cost £22 for ten permits with a maximum limit of 50 permits per year and allow visitors to park as a resident.

Resident parking permits would not be valid in other resident parking schemes in the borough.

The cost of permits and other charges is reviewed regularly.

Will there be new signs and road markings?

Yes, there will be new signs and road markings on the CPZ roads.

How do I apply for a permit?

You will be able to apply online at www.luton.gov.uk/parking.

I am disabled and a Blue Badge holder, do I need a CPZ permit?

No, blue badge holders can park for as long as they want in permit bays as long as they display a valid Blue Badge.

What enforcement will there be to ensure that the controls are adhered to?

Civil Enforcement Officers (parking wardens) will issue penalty charge notices (fines) to those who do not comply with the controls.

What is “resident permit holders parking only past this point”?

At the entrance of the street a sign (shown below) indicates that parking is for resident permit holders only. These signs are used to reduce the impact on the environment by reducing clutter as individual parking bays are not marked or signed.

 

Have your say

Let us know your views by completing the survey below by Monday 18 June 2018.

You will also be able to view the plans and ask questions at the following drop-in sessions:

  • Saturday 2 June, 10am – 2pm, Bury Park Community Centre, Dunstable Road, LU1 1BW
  • Tuesday 5 June, 4pm – 8pm, Denbigh High School, Alexandra Avenue, LU3 1HE

If you require further information or wish to discuss the CPZ proposals, please phone 01582 546268 or email traffic@luton.gov.uk.

What are the next steps?

A report of the feedback will be put forward to the Council’s Executive for consideration of the next steps.

 

Background

Background

Luton Council is undertaking a review of the existing controlled parking zone designated AB to assess whether the current parking arrangements are suited to the needs of local residents and businesses.

It is also being proposed to extend this zone as a result of complaints from residents concerning the lack of parking due to displacement from the current AB zone, commuter parking and possible red route on Leagrave Road/Marsh Road.

Plans

Plans

Please click on the image below to view the detailed changes proposed. You will need to zoom into the PDF as the area is quite large.

 

 

Leaflet on the AB CPZ proposal

 

 

Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

What is a controlled parking zone (CPZ)?

A CPZ is an area where parking is prioritised for residents and their visitors through a permit system. If you or your visitors wish to park in the area during the restricted times, you will need to have a valid permit (or visitor voucher). The CPZ will have signs informing motorists (and residents) of the days and times that the restrictions apply.

In this instance the proposal is for the CPZ designated AB to be extended.

How do CPZs work?

The CPZ works by ensuring that only vehicles with valid permits are allowed to park in designated bays during the hours the CPZ operates.

Permits will only be made available to local residents and businesses within the CPZ boundary.

The CPZ currently operates Monday-Friday 8am-6pm, although there may be existing restrictions that apply longer (such as double yellow lines at junctions etc.).

Will there be a cost for permits?

Resident permits currently cost £50 per year.

Carer parking permits are available where residents need constant help and care. The charge for these permits is currently £50 a year.

Daily permits for residents’ visitors will also be available. These currently cost £22 for ten permits with a maximum limit of 50 permits per year and allow visitors to park as a resident.

Resident parking permits would not be valid in other resident parking schemes in the borough.

The cost of permits and other charges is reviewed regularly.

Will there be new signs and road markings?

Yes, there will be new signs and road markings on the CPZ roads.

How do I apply for a permit?

You will be able to apply online at www.luton.gov.uk/parking.

I am disabled and a Blue Badge holder, do I need a CPZ permit?

No, blue badge holders can park for as long as they want in permit bays as long as they display a valid Blue Badge.

What enforcement will there be to ensure that the controls are adhered to?

Civil Enforcement Officers (parking wardens) will issue penalty charge notices (fines) to those who do not comply with the controls.

What is “resident permit holders parking only past this point”?

At the entrance of the street a sign (shown below) indicates that parking is for resident permit holders only. These signs are used to reduce the impact on the environment by reducing clutter as individual parking bays are not marked or signed.

 

Have your say

Have your say

Let us know your views by completing the survey below by Monday 18 June 2018.

You will also be able to view the plans and ask questions at the following drop-in sessions:

  • Saturday 2 June, 10am – 2pm, Bury Park Community Centre, Dunstable Road, LU1 1BW
  • Tuesday 5 June, 4pm – 8pm, Denbigh High School, Alexandra Avenue, LU3 1HE

If you require further information or wish to discuss the CPZ proposals, please phone 01582 546268 or email traffic@luton.gov.uk.

What are the next steps?

A report of the feedback will be put forward to the Council’s Executive for consideration of the next steps.

 

Have your say

Your views are important to us. Have your say by completing the online survey by Monday 18 June 2018.

If you have any other queries regarding this survey or need help completing it, please call 01582 546268 or email traffic@luton.gov.uk.


Luton Biscot CPZ review
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