Town parking review

Proposals for parking solutions

We all know that traffic and parking have become an increasing issue in Cornwall over recent years, to a point that, in some towns in particular, it’s now a real problem.

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We identified seven areas in Cornwall as having the biggest parking problems: Bude, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, Penzance, St Ives, Truro and Wadebridge.

During the summer of 2016 we undertook a town parking review in those towns and asked people for their opinions on parking issues they experience - either as a resident, business owner/manager or worker/visitor/shopper.

Based on what people told us, we developed a series of proposals for parking solutions in each of the towns that includes new Residents' Parking Zones and new on-street Pay and Display parking. Read more about the Town Parking Review

We consulted on our proposals asking people for their views and received over 6,000 responses for the Resident's Parking Zones survey and over 1,600 responses for the on-street Pay and Display parking survey.

New evening permit offer coming soon

One of the issues identified through the Parking Review was a lack of on-street overnight space in some of the towns; to help alleviate this we will soon be reducing the evening permit price from £150 to £50.

If you would like more information about the evening parking permit please email:

First phase of Town Parking Review work programme

Since April we have been working to finalise the designs for each town and have now agreed a programme of work with CORMAC.

The first phase of the works will be introducing yellow lines and new waiting restrictions in Penzance, Newquay, Bude, Falmouth and Penryn; and we will be introducing the first Residents’ Parking Scheme in Penryn.

Before any of the schemes are put in, further statutory Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultations have to be carried out.

Notices will be placed on lamp posts and telegraph poles in the areas as part of the statutory TRO consultation and details of the plans and how to comment on them is available online at

You can read about the programme of works for each of the towns, including the TRO consultations, as at August 2017, below:

Town Parking Review programme of works:


We have commissioned the work for the yellow lines for Bude.

  • Detailed design begins Oct 2017
  • TRO consultation November/December
  • Works complete May 2018


We have recently agreed with local stakeholders not to proceed with residents’ parking scheme proposals and instead address some of the yellow line issues.  This work is programmed to begin in autumn 2017, with works complete in summer 2018.


We have commissioned the work for the yellow lines for Newquay.

  • Detailed design began July 2017
  • TRO consultation August/September
  • Works complete spring 2018


Developers funding has been identified to deliver the residents parking scheme and associated yellow line works in Penryn and this is programmed as follows:

  • Detailed design began August 2017
  • TRO consultation September/October
  • Works complete Spring 2018


We have commissioned the work for the yellow lines for Penzance.

  • Detailed design began July 2017
  • TRO consultation August/September
  • Works complete spring 2018

St Ives, Truro and Wadebridge

Residents parking schemes and associated yellow line works are proposed for Truro, Wadebridge and St Ives but we are still awaiting confirmation of capital funding before the works can be commissioned.

We have analysed the consultation responses and have held a series of meetings with local representatives, in each of the towns, to explain the results; We have published the reports from the consultation feedback, and outlined the next steps for each town.

As a result of the survey feedback we are not progressing with on-street Pay and Display parking in any of the towns and are looking at Residents' Parking Schemes.

The surveys for on-street Pay and Display parking and Residents' Parking Zones are now closed; Thank you to everyone who took part in our surveys.

Although our surveys are now closed - you can still view our proposals using the links below.

Proposals for new Residents' Parking Zones

Proposals for new On-street Pay and Display parking

View maps of where we proposed to introduce parking schemes