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Parking Strategy

Parking is an important issue that affects the majority of North Hertfordshire’s residents and businesses. Demand for parking is increasing and competition for on and off street parking spaces will intensify, especially as the District will be affected by future housing growth.

The Council’s approach to parking issues in North Hertfordshire is set out in a ten year Strategy and Action Plan. The strategy covers all aspects of parking, including on-street, off-street (both charged for and free), town centres, residential areas, parking for Blue Badge Holders and, in general, the management and enforcement of parking in the District.

The Council’s policy on parking standards for new development is available. This policy will be updated in 2010 to reflect recent Government guidance and experience of recent developments in the District.

The Council has an agreement with Hertfordshire County Council that permits it to initiate, implement and enforce waiting restrictions on the highway. Parking controls that are required for safety reasons remain the responsibility of the County Council to implement and the District Council to enforce.

If you have any queries or comments on the Strategy or associated Action Plan, including where the Council is with the Action Plan, please do not hesitate to let us know. Contact details are set out at the end of the Parking Strategy or via email to planning.policy@north-herts.gov.uk

NHDC Parking Strategy 2009-2019 (Revised 2012)(175kb) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.

NHDC Parking Strategy 2009-2019 Action Plan (53KB) This document is a PDF file and will open in a new window. You will need Adobe Reader to view it.