City centre parking

Consultation launched on Liverpool City Centre Controlled Parking Zone

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Following an informal survey about proposals to amend the city centre Controlled Parking Zone, the City Council has now launched a formal public consultation.

Details of the statutory consultation can be found online, alongside the digital survey, at which will run until 5pm, Thursday, 10 August.

Paper copies of the revised proposals can also be obtained from all libraries across the city.

The informal engagement, which was conducted last November and December, asked the public’s views on:

  • Extending the existing hours of operation of the CPZ between 7am to 11pm
  • Creating one single CPZ by combining the existing Inner and Outer Zones
  • Creating 14 smaller sub-zones within the CPZ to improve operations
  • Standardising the parking times for pay and display bays to a maximum stay of two hours, with no return within one hour
  • Introducing a tariff increase of 10p per half hour in pay and display bays

These proposals were the first of a number of potential improvements to allow improved management of parking in the city centre Controlled Parking Zone.

If the proposals are implemented, they will help regulate on-street parking in the evenings, will improve traffic management, air quality and road safety.

A total of 1,489 responses were received, 1,464 from members of the public, 16 from businesses and 9 from strategic consultees. 1,459 responses were made via the online questionnaire, 18 were received from paper copies submitted at Central Library and 12 were sent through via email.

In response – and to address some of the comments made – changes have been made to the proposals as follows:

  • Remove the proposal to introduce a 2-hour maximum stay time in pay and display bays throughout the entire CPZ area.
  • Remove the proposal to introduce the internal sub zones. (This issue may be looked at in more detail in the future).
  • Introduce a 4-hour maximum stay (an increase from the existing 2 hours) in the pay and display parking bays in and around the Hope Street area, namely Hope Street, Maryland Street, Blackburn Place, Caledonia Street and Falkner Street. This is aimed at supporting the hospitality and entertainments venues in the area. 
  • Introduce 24 hour, 7 days a week opening of Mount Pleasant car park.
  • Increase enforcement action by Civil Enforcement Officers to help manage illegal and dangerous parking. 
  • Further develop the proposals to introduce other types of parking after 6pm, such as residents parking, pay and display, and disabled bays, at some existing parking bays. This will help to ensure that there are still parking opportunities in the evenings.
  • Consider as part of future proposals, the replacement, – or develop better facilities for drivers, such as new pay and display machines.

Following on from the review of the previous survey, it is now the intention to formally advertise the revised proposals below over a 28-day statutory consultation period.

They key points are to:

  • Extend operational hours to between 7am and 11pm
  • Increase maximum stay times to up to 4 hours for pay and display parking bays in specific roads in and around the Hope Street area
  • Introduce shared bays with other types of parking, such as pay and display, disabled and residents’ bays, after 6pm at various locations
  • Increase charges by 10p per half hour for pay and display parking

Have your say on this consultation by going to:

Alternatively, you can make comments by email to or in writing to: Parking Services, Cunard Building, Water Street, Liverpool, L3 1AH on or before the 10th August 2023.

Please quote CL&G/RT/NRB/TRO 10354/TM 3695/CCM Ref No 216864 in your correspondence.

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