Restricted Parking Zone Consultation
This consultation has now closed.
Ludlow Town Council has received complaints from local residents, organisations and businesses about the current hazardous and inconsiderate parking on Castle Square and Market Square.
Residents are being blocked in; Ambulance and Fire Engine access is being blocked; visitors cannot use the benches; festivals; cultural events and street trading are being disrupted; and visitors are getting a poor impression of our beautiful town!
Changes are required, but can only take place after consideration of the needs of all town centre users; and the fact that existing car park provision is free of charge from 6pm daily.
Ludlow Town Council and Shropshire Council have drafted a proposal for consultation.
Aims & Principles for Restricted Parking Zone
ü To create a pleasant town centre environment for residents and visitors
ü To create safe pedestrian areas
ü To create an appropriate and enforceable scheme
ü To remove hazards caused by inconsiderately parked vehicles
ü Support access for town centre residents and businesses
ü Easy to understand and proportionate signage
ü Deterrent to anti-social parking during day time trading hours
ü Avoidance of displacement parking
ü Support trading of local shops, business, street traders and market traders
ü Support for the night-time economy
ü Support cultural events and existing festivals
ü Allocated space for motorcyclists in the centre of town
ü Defined hours during which parking is prohibited
Area of Proposed Restricted Parking Zone
The yellow shaded zone is where the restrictions will apply (map on reverse)
Restricted Parking Times in the zone:
OPTION 1: 24HRS / SEVEN DAYS A WEEK
OPTION 2: During defined daily period 7am – 7pm seven days a week.
Parking would be permitted throughout the zone outside of these times.
Loading Times in the zone: Loading would not be permitted outside of the defined times.
Defining the market area: Street furniture will define the boundary between the market and the road way entering Quality Square.
Entrance to Quality Square: The access road to Quality Square requires 24 hour access for residents and emergency services
Street Trading, Festivals & Cultural Events: Permits issued by Ludlow Town Council will enable trading and events on Castle Square.
Motor cycles: Motor cycles are welcome in Ludlow, subject to the parking zone restrictions. Alternative motor cycle parking bays are also being considered in this area.
The proposed Restricted Parking Zone is shaded yellow below.
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