North Somerset Car Parking Review

We are reviewing parking in North Somerset and are looking to understand the fairest way to manage parking in our communities and help encourage lower carbon choices in line with our climate emergency declaration.

We have to:

  • Make sure the finite number of spaces we have allow people to park when needed
  • Encourage turnover in our town centres to give retail businesses more potential customers
  • Consider the safety of everyone who travels in areas where on-street car parking is allowed
  • Raise enough money to cover operational costs, including maintenance and enforcement
  • Encourage people to consider making sustainable travel choices

A cross-party working group of councillors from across the district have drawn up the proposals.

A detailed report outlining the proposals was presented to the councils Executive Committee in January 2020. You can read the report here

Tell us what you think!

We invite you to respond to our questionnaires to help us develop our parking proposals. We are looking for feedback to help us decide on how new parking controls will operate in each area of North Somerset. After the consultation closes work will be undertaken to design final details. The detailed proposals will then be subject to a further statutory consultation before changes can be adopted.

Please select the area below you would like to comment on. At the end of the questionnaire you can return to the homepage to answer questions on a different area. 

If you would like to raise concerns that you feel haven't been addressed in the questionnaires you can speak to a representative from your town or parish council or your North Somerset councillor. They will collate and share with us a combined set of comments for your area. You can find the details for your town or parish council on our website at or your North Somerset councillor at

Your answers to the questionnaires will be used alongside the feedback from town and parish councils to help our transport policy officers develop the details of the proposals.

There will then be a legal process we have to follow, which usually includes a statutory consultation, before bringing a report back to the Executive for a final decision. The earliest new charges are likely to be seen is the summer, but this will depend on the feedback we are given.

We are aiming to make car parking fairer and greener in North Somerset by proposing new charges in the town centre car parks listed below: 

  • Clevedon – Great Western Road East
  • Clevedon – Great Western Road West
  • Clevedon – Marson Road
  • Nailsea – Clevedon Road
  • Nailsea – Station Road
  • Portishead – Roath Road

We are also proposing new on-street charging in the following areas:

  • Clevedon town centre
  • Clevedon Hill Road area
  • Clevedon seafront
  • Nailsea town centre
  • Portishead town centre 

We have also developed a more detailed scheme for the Leigh Woods area incorporating pay and display charges with a residents permit scheme. 


Leigh Woods

Plans to introduce on-street parking restrictions and charges, including a residents scheme at Leigh Woods are more advanced having been agreed by the Executive last year. You can now view the detailed proposals and submit your comments below. 

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Did you know...

The easiest way to pay for your parking in North Somerset is by using MiPermit. You can buy parking safely and securely by using the app (download via the playstore or app store), online, by telephone or SMS. Click below to access the portal.


  • Opened
    14 Feb 2020 at 00:00
  • Closed
    31 Mar 2020 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    13 Oct 2020


Organisational Information

Contact Name Consultation Manager
Job title Parking Services
Contact Email
Contact Telephone 01934 426920

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To consult on final details of the proposed changes to parking in town centres and other areas.
Close Date 31 Mar 2020 23:59
Consultation Topic
  • Business - jobs, new business or factories
  • Community - neighbourhoods, equalities, youth offending and registrar
  • Education - schools and adult learning
  • Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling
  • Leisure - sports, theatre, museum and tourism
  • Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
  • Your council - councillors and committees, council tax or strategies
Context for this consultation We are consulting to understand the best and fairest way to manage parking in our communities.