The timeline below shows each stage of the proposed RPZ project, including those already completed, the current (active) stage, and future activity.
The first stage of the consultation set out our initial proposals for Oldfield Park and Westmoreland.View the original consultation
This stage of the consultation is now closed.
Consultation feedback and decisionCompleted
Read the feedback report on the consultation results.
A decision has been taken to proceed to the next stage of consultation. There will be some modifications to the proposals as a result of the feedback from the first stage of consultation. We will provide more detail when the next stage of consultation starts in June.
Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultationCompleted
We amended the RPZ proposals, taking into account the feedback we received in the initial consultation.
We launched a second public consultation, allowing residents to comment on a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and the detailed proposals for the RPZ in this area.
Following the feedback we received in the TRO consultation, we have decided to introduce an RPZ in this area.
Read the press release
Final design (approved December 2022)
You can explore the details of the original, final design on our interactive map below. We have decided the locations of proposed parking bays and parking restrictions based on detailed safety assessments of the roads covered by the scheme, and your feedback from our previous consultations.Warning We have temporarily amended this final design for a minimum of six months from 29 August 2023, in order to trial more short stay visitor bays. View our consultation web page for the latest map of the zone and for details of the trial.
The zone was launched on 29 August 2023. From this date, residents will need to have a valid permit to park in the zone.
Permits are available in durations of 1, 3, 6 and 12 months and the cost is based on the emissions of your vehicle. As a resident, you can also purchase digital visitor permits even if you are not a permit holder.
From the launch of the zone (29 August), we are trialling additional short-stay visitor bays in the zone to help prioritise parking for residents while also ensuring adequate provision for visitors to local amenities, such as the GP surgery.
We are doing this through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO), which temporarily amends the final, approved design for a minimum of 6 months.
Monitoring and amendmentsTo be confirmed
We will undertake parking surveys in the wider area before and after the RPZ is put in place to ensure it’s working and not displacing parking.
We will also be monitoring the use of the trial short-stay visitor bays as part of our ETRO consultation (see above).
We will be monitoring the impact of the new zones and we welcome feedback from residents and visitors. An annual review of the zones will also help us to address any minor issues.