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More Car parking changes at RCY - Public Consultation

Berkeley Homes has finally revealed the overall parking plan for Royal Clarence. Their proposals will affect everyone who lives and works here.

There are changes to the parking layout, the road system and the introduction of new parking charges.

Despite several requests, Berkeley Homes has not been willing to hold meaningful, open, consultations with residents nor the Residents Association prior to submitting the latest plans to GBC for approval.

We now have to consider the plans and respond to GBC by the deadline of

Thurs 29th August 2019

The proposals include changes to:

  • Layout of Cooperage Green and North Meadow car parks

  • Introduction of Pay and Display for Visitors

  • Charging for Cooperage Green permits (currently free)

  • Residential Parking Permit charge reduced from £66pa to £60pa

  • Opening the Ceremonial Gate to Flagstaff Green (for emergency vehicles only)

Some other concerns we have about the plans:

  • Inadequate navigational signage and lighting

  • Lack of clear, safe routes through the site for pedestrians/disabled

  • Inadequate provision for electric car charging (only one point to be provided for the whole site)

  • No information about speed limits for the site

  • No information about changes to traffic calming measures on Weevil Lane

The plans can be viewed at the Town Hall Planning department or online via the GBC Planning Public Access website Quote ref: 17/00290/FULL.

The key documents to look at at are:

  • Car Park Management Plan- Main Document

  • Car Park Management Plan Appx01 - Parking Layout (NB this is a big file and takes time to load - be patient it will become visible!)

Other documents in the list include details of where they propose to place the multiple parking restriction signs, the pay & display machines and so on. Comments from people and other statutory consultees will appear at the top of the list (if you are interested to see what others are saying).

The Residents Association will be commenting in full in due course but the more responses the Council receives, the more likely it is that they will pay attention.

How to comment on the proposals:

Information on how to comment and what the Planning Department can (and cannot) take into account, is available on the GBC website (click here)

You can comment online or via e-mail to or via post to:

Head of Development Management

Town Hall

High Street


PO12 1EB.

Deadline for comments:

Thurs 29 August 2019

More information as we have it will be posted here and via our mailing list. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please e-mail us at with your name and address at RCY.

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