Parking Zone J review – have your say

Residents in the Preston Circus area who live within Parking Zone J are being asked to have their say on proposed changes to the parking scheme.

A consultation begins today (Monday 26 July) on proposals which could see the parking scheme split into two separate parking schemes (J1 and J2).

Residents wishing to take part in the consultation should complete the online Parking Zone J questionnaire by 6 September.


In June 2018, residents presented a petition to the Environment, Transport and Sustainability (ETS) committee. 

It was outlined that the original advantage of the Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) was that residents could park during the day and overnight within reasonable walking distance of their homes. 

However, it was felt that Zone J has now become too large following extensions to the scheme. Since the extension of Zone J north of the railway line, residents have had parking difficulties, particularly in the evening.

What happens next?

Residents are now being asked if they feel changes need to be made to how parking controls in Zone J. The results will be presented to the ETS committee on 16 November.

If the results of the consultation show support to split the zone, we will then consult with residents again on details of the proposed changes. The results of a further consultation will be presented to a future ETS committee.

More information

Residents in Parking Zone J can request a paper version of the questionnaire by calling 01273 290 510 and leaving a message with your name and address.

They can also call 01273 295 654, between 10am and midday, Tuesday to Thursday from 3 August 2021 until 2 September 2021 when we will be able to answer any questions you may have.

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