Residents' Parking Schemes
Residents' Parking Schemes (RPS) are designed
to give residents, who cannot provide parking within their own
curtilage, priority to park on-street in an area otherwise
regularly used by others for long term parking.
Worcestershire's Policy (PDF 97.75 KB)
sets out the County Council's approach towards the provision of RPS
on the local road network within this county and any requests are
considered against the key criteria detailed below:
- There must be a sustained and ongoing parking
- Less than 50% of residences have a facility
to park off road or the ability to provide such a facility.
- The Scheme should be self financing, with set
up and running costs covered by revenue from parking permit
- 80% of residents in the area under
consideration agree to its' implementation.
- There should be sufficient on-street parking
available to issue a minimum of 1 parking permit per
- An adequate amount of acceptable off-street
parking should be available to accommodate any displaced vehicles
in the vicinity.
- The Scheme should maintain the safe and free
flow of traffic.
Please also consider the following 'key
- A scheme increases the chance of residents
being able to park closer to their homes, where there was once a
significant level of non-resident parking.
- A scheme does not guarantee
residents a parking space.
- Schemes have to be self
financing - parking permits costing in the region of £40 per permit
- The number of permits per
residence (up to a maximum of 3) will be determined by the full
faced kerb space available within the area.
- Limited visitor permits
would be available for an additional fee.
- Business permits would be
available (in proportion to their highway frontage), with
consideration being given to business type and immediate pressure
for parking adjacent to them.
- Additional parking restrictions may be
necessary when formalising parking in order to ensure adequate
visibility at junctions. This may result in the loss of some
parking places but ultimately will make the road safer.
Once you have considered all these relevant
points and feel that your area may be appropriate, please raise
your request for a Residents' Parking Scheme through your local County Councillor.