Published on 13th June 2019

Front corner of a parked car

Residents and businesses are asked to have their say over proposed changes to Cheltenham Borough Council managed car parks in a public consultation that starts today (Thursday 13 June).

The consultation runs for 21 days until 4 July 2019.

The proposals include removing Sandford Parks Lido car park from the current parking order, to allow for direct management by the leaseholder and changes to the number of spaces at St George’s Road car park.
Tariffs and restrictions are proposed in existing public car parks at Whitefriars (Sixways in Charlton Kings), Pittville Pump Room, Albemarle Gate (Pittville), Lansdown Place Lane, and Church Piece (Charlton Kings).

Other changes could see season tickets being available at a market rate across most carparks, for which anyone will be able to apply.

Cllr Andrew McKinlay, cabinet member for development and safety, said: “We’d like to encourage people to give us their views on these proposals.

“We hope that the proposed changes will help to ensure there is good availability in all our car parks for both residents and visitors who really need the spaces, but would encourage people to think very seriously about using alternatives to the car, especially for shorter journeys.

“Using public transport, particularly for short trips, brings many benefits, such as helping to manage traffic volumes and associated noise, air pollution and carbon emissions, as set out in our Cheltenham transport plan. Similarly, walking and cycling has all of these benefits, whilst also having a positive impact on health and wellbeing.”

A copy of the proposed new Traffic Regulation Order can be viewed online at

Following the consultation which runs until 4 July, a report will go to the council’s Cabinet which will decide how to proceed and whether any adjustments should be made to the proposed order which it is planned will come into force in early September 2019. The introduction of any new parking tariffs is likely to be phased in over several months.

Comments or objections should be sent by 4 July 2019 by email to: or in writing to: Parking Consultation 2019, Municipal Offices, Promenade, Cheltenham, GL50 9SA.

For media enquiries only, email or telephone 01242 264154.

Notes: The council’s travel plan can be found on the council’s website