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Car parking in Uttlesford consultation

Proposed changes to the management of our car parks and what we will be charging for parking from April 2024.

From Thursday 11 January to 4.30pm on Friday 2 February we consulted on proposals to increase car parking charges to a level more in line with inflation and some changes to the way the car parks are operated.

The parking charges (known as "tariffs") have not changed since 2015 whilst the cost of operating the car parks has risen each year due to inflation. This has increased the pressure on our finances.

What happens next

Councillors will now consider all the comments received during the consultation before making a final decision about the proposed changes.

How the consultation will be considered

The parking proposals and all of the consultation responses will be considered at 3 meetings. You can read the committee reports, view the responses received and see any decisions made on our committee system:

What is being proposed

In 2022 we commissioned a comprehensive independent review of parking across the district.  The review proposed that we reset the charges and tariffs we charge at car parks that we manage in the district.  A further technical review was carried out in 2023 focusing solely on the tariffs and management of the car parks.

Draft Uttlesford District Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2024

We were consulting on a new Order - the Uttlesford District Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2024. This replaces the Uttlesford District (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2017.

Read the draft Uttlesford District Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2024

Statement of Reasons

Read the Statement of Reasons

Further information

Review of Car Park Tariffs and Season Tickets: Technical report 2023 (PDF) [1MB]

Uttlesford car parking review 2022