Council listens to residents about introduction of resident only parking schemes

The Council has listened to the community and will be introducing six new resident only parking zones in Truro.  The introduction of these zones is in response to a long history of residents’ concerns regarding traffic management and parking in their streets. The new permit schemes are due to come into force on 01 April 2019.

Some residents told us that they would be worried about where carers would be able to park when visiting people living in one of the residents only parking zones.  The Council has taken that on board and will be introducing new permits for both formal caring organisations and people who provide informal care.

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Free overnight parking to ease the evening and overnight parking pressure in some residential areas has already been introduced in many Cornwall Council car parks.

Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for transport Geoff Brown said:  “We have listened to all sides and come to the conclusion that there is a need to put these zones in place to address the parking issues in these areas of Truro.

Commuters currently driving into Truro should consider using the Park and Ride or buying a season ticket which means you can park in selected car parks at a discounted rate.”

Geoff Brown adds: “Parking permits for the new resident only parking zones will be priced at £50 per year with a second permit costing £75.  This is to cover the cost of introducing and patrolling the schemes.”

The six zones in Truro will cover the following areas: Park View area, GreenClose, Newham Road, Hendra area, Trehaverne Terrace area, Wheal Sperries way. Full details will be sent to each affected property.

These areas were identified from earlier surveys and engagement events carried out by the Council since 2016.

A package of waiting restrictions to improve traffic flow and safety will also be delivered in Spring 2019.


Story posted 01 November 2018