Cornwall Council Launches Town Parking Review

Posted on: 16th January 2016

Cornwall Council Launches Town Parking Review so be sure to have your say!

On Monday 18 January Cornwall Council will launch a series of surveys about on-street parking in seven towns: Bude, Falmouth and Penryn, Newquay, Penzance and Newlyn, St Ives, Truro and Wadebridge. The Council will be asking about the experience and opinion of residents, businesses and visitors (particularly commuters). The intention is to gather information formally to enable the problems to be identified and for suggested solutions to be considered before formulating draft ideas for further consultation.

It is very important to gather first-hand views and to involve people in shaping future proposals for managing traffic in their towns. Identifying problems is one thing; producing solutions which are supported and ‘owned’ by those who use them is quite another.

The matter of on-street parking can cause stress, loss of productivity, intolerance and sometimes aggression – it can have a detrimental effect on the quality of life for many people.

The Council is already embarking upon the wholesale re-design of public transport for Cornwall to improve peoples’ regular travel options and now wants to address parking issues in larger towns.

The surveys will be evaluated and results presented to the Transport Policy Advisory Committee in May. The intention is to use the results to help shape tangible proposals for the towns which could be implemented as early as Autumn 2017.

The Survey needs to be completed between 18 January and midnight of 28 February. There will be different questionnaires for residents, businesses and non-residents (for instance, commuters). WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff will be collating and analysing the responses behalf of Cornwall Council. They will also carry out face-to-face surveys in each of the towns during a two week period in February – the schedule has yet to be finalised, but will include half-term week.

The surveys and further information can be found at: parking review

Paper copies of the survey forms will be available at libraries, one-stop-shops or on request by email to or by phone 0300 1234 222. Prepaid return envelopes will be supplied.