Town Parking Review

Identifying the problems

We identified seven areas in Cornwall as having the biggest parking problems: 

  • Bude
  • Falmouth and Penryn
  • Newquay
  • Penzance
  • St Ives
  • Truro
  • Wadebridge

During 2016 we undertook a parking review in those towns. We asked people about parking issues and had nearly 7000 responses. Residents, businesses and visitors gave us their views.

The results of these surveys are available below:

What we did next

We developed proposals to change parking in each of the towns. This included:

  • new Residents' Parking Zones
  • new on-street Pay and Display parking

We held public exhibitions in autumn 2016. We also carried out two surveys where we asked for views from:

  • Residents
  • Businesses
  • Commuters
  • Visitors

We received over 7,600 responses to surveys.

We analysed all the responses. Then we held meetings with local representatives in each of the towns. We explained and discussed the results.

As a result of the survey feedback we did not progress with on-street Pay and Display parking in any of the towns.

You can view the briefing notes, maps and analysis reports for each town using the links below.





Penzance and Newlyn

St Ives



Introducing Resident Parking Schemes

During 2018 Cormac carried out statutory Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) consultations. We asked residents about new residents' parking schemes in:

  • Penryn
  • St Ives
  • Truro
  • Wadebridge

We consulted about changes to waiting restrictions (yellow lines) in:

  • Bude
  • Falmouth
  • Newquay
  • Penzance

As a result, we decided not to introduce new residents' parking schemes in:

  • Penryn
  • Wadebridge

In Truro we decided to introduce six new resident parking zones. These were to complement those already in place. We introduced two new zones in St Ives.  These became operational in April 2019.

The detailed reports are available on the links below:

Traffic Management Parking Policy Statement

As part of the review we looked at our out of date parking policies. We updated them, consulted on them and produced a new Parking policy statement.

New Residents' Parking guidelines

In 2018 we published a new set of guidelines for residents' parking schemes.  These included:

  • better provision for care workers
  • linking permits to specific vehicles to stop mis-use of the scheme
  • new prices to ensure the permit prices cover the cost of running the scheme

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