17/01/2018 - Permalink

Car parking proposals approved by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet

Related topics: Highways, transport and environmental maintenance

An illlustration of some cars and buses parked in a car park

The first part of a new parking strategy that determines the way that Shropshire Council manages and runs its car parks and on-street parking – including how and what it charges for parking – has been approved by the council’s Cabinet.

The current strategy was introduced in 2012 and needed to be replaced.

A 12-week public consultation on the proposed new parking strategy ran from July to October 2017. A total of 2,486 responses and many additional individual comments were received, with more than 22,000 individual comments received in total.

A report considered by Shropshire Council’s Cabinet on 17 January 2018 looked at proposals to introduce linear parking (ie. a set price per hour) and related elements. It outlined the findings of the consultation, the resulting conclusions and the recommendations to Cabinet.

Under the new strategy all Shropshire Council car parks and on-street parking areas will be placed into a band – from 1 to 7. There will be a set price per hour to park, depending on the band (see table below).

Table showing Shropshire Council's new parking bands

To see a full breakdown of the new charges in each of Shropshire’s market towns, and the dates on which they are set to be introduced, please click here.

Table listing the benefits resulting from Shropshire Council's new parking strategy


List of car parks in which parking will be cheaper under Shropshire Council's parking strategy


A full revision to the existing on street and off-street Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) will now be necessary and the required statutory TRO consultation is due to being in early March 2018.

There will then be a phased implementation programme as follows:  Shrewsbury (July 2018); Ludlow (September 2018); Bridgnorth (November 2018); Oswestry (December 2018); all other areas (January 2019).

A second report outlining the conclusions and recommendations for part 2 of the strategy (relating to residents’ permits) will be presented to Cabinet during February 2018.

Further information

We’ve produced a briefing note that summarises the recommendations that were considered and approved by Cabinet, and the revised proposals that were put forward following the consultation. To read the briefing note, click here.