Parking Consultations

Town Parking Review

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

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During the summer of 2016 we carried out 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.

We consulted on our proposals 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.


Read about the next steps of the Town Parking Review


Our consultation about the 2017 off street car park orders (proposed new and revised parking charges) ended on 16 December 2016.

After considering consultation feedback Cornwall Council’s Cabinet decided to freeze parking charges in Cornwall Council run car parks for the second year in a row.


Cornwall Council carried out a consultation from 16 January to 17 April 2015 on a proposal to charge those blue badge holders who are currently entitled to park for free in Council owned off-street car parks.

A change to either the current off street parking order or procedures is required following national government withdrawing the requirement for motorists to display paper tax discs from 1 October 2014. Cornwall’s current parking order allows those who are disabled and displaying a nil tax/disabled disc to park for free in council off-street car parks.  As the tax discs are no longer legally required, Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) can no longer confirm that a vehicle is entitled to park for free. 

We received 980 responses to the consultation which were presented to the Transport Policy Advisory Committee on 10 July 2015  and the Cabinet 2 September 2015  

The Cabinet decided not to proceed with the proposal and instead to issue permits (with a charge to cover costs) to car park users entitled to nil/disabled road tax. 

Following this decision a permit system is under development and further information will be be publicised about the system as soon as it is in place.

In the meantime, please see the information regarding how to register your vehicle for free parking if you have a blue badge and nil/disabled tax