Free Market Place parking in St Albans to become pay and display

PUBLISHED: 10:00 04 May 2017 | UPDATED: 10:00 04 May 2017

Greater restrictions on parking are due to come into force this June.

Greater restrictions on parking are due to come into force this June.


Several St Albans city centre streets will soon be subject to new parking restrictions, including pay and display ticket machines.

Shoppers will soon have to pay to park for one hour on Market Place, Spencer Street, and Upper Dagnall Street between 8am and 6.30pm.

It will cost 60p to park there for 30 minutes, and £1.30 to park there for the full hour.

St Albans city council say this will “encourage vehicle turnover and thereby allow shoppers short-term parking to visit local businesses”.

The pay and display parking bays on those streets are not currently being enforced.

This is because the council was awaiting permission from the Department of Transport to continue enforcing the regulations.

This permission was delayed, meaning parking on those streets has been a free-for-all for years.

However, the council has now obtained a Traffic Regulation Order, and expects to begin enforcing parking regulations from June.

Additionally, drivers will not be allowed to wait on portions of Market Place, Spencer Street, and Upper Dagnall Street.

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