Changes to on-street parking permits

Press Release: 18/04/2017

Changes to fees for on-street parking permits in Winchester come into effect in early May.

There is no increase proposed in the cost of any first permit issued to a property - this remains at £22 - nor is there any change to permit allocations.

Charges for on-street parking permits in Winchester have remained static for the last 10 years and the only change is for second, third and fourth permits which will come into effect in early May.

Winchester City Council resident parking schemes are ‘cost-neutral’ which means increases are to cover the cost of running the schemes not to raise revenue. This is in line with Department for Transport guidance.

Costs of administration and enforcement have increased. As a result the charges for some permit types will rise as agreed by the Council’s Cabinet (Traffic and Parking) Committee on 4 January 2017. The cost of residents’ permits will be reviewed annually.

Discounts of up to 75% on the price of permits are available to vehicles with emissions of less than 90 CO2 g/km and electric vehicles as the Council remains committed to supporting the use of lower emission vehicles.

From early May, resident and visitor permit increases will apply to second, third or fourth permits of either type issued to residents of an eligible property. The charge for these permits will increase from £50 to £70. The charge for visitor scratchcards will increase from £10 to £13 for a set of ten.

Permits issued for amenity groups, business (customers) and guest houses will also increase.

A new online system is due to be introduced within the financial year to allow residents to apply for and manage their permits more easily.