Parking reviews and public consultations

Parking Review Statutory Consultation 2023

Cheshire East Council is seeking views on proposed changes to the borough’s parking arrangements. The aim is to improve fairness and consistency across its towns.

We have only increased parking charges once since Cheshire East was formed in 2009. This is no longer sustainable because of the rate of inflation. This means that the costs of maintaining, managing and operating car parks has significantly increased.

In future, parking income could help to support other transport services across Cheshire East. This would benefit residents by:

  • improving highways
  • subsidising local buses not subsidised 
  • supporting active travel schemes

Blue Badge Holders will still be able to park for free on all council-managed car parks for an unlimited time period. This is subject to displaying their blue badge in line with the terms and conditions.

The statutory consultation

The consultation starts at 00:01 on Wednesday 20 September 2023 and finishes at 23:59 on Wednesday 1 November 2023.

Representations made by post must be received by the end of Monday 6th November 2023.

The proposals

You can make an appointment to view these proposals at your local library.

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:

How to respond to the proposals

You can make a representation by emailing: or by sending a letter to:

Parking Services Manager
Parking Services Department
c/o Delamere House
Delamere Street
CW1 2LL.

All objections/ representations must specify the grounds on which they are made.

Representations made by other methods/ media will not be accepted.

Future committee decision

Highways and Transport Committee is timetabled to consider a report on the Car Parks review in January 2024, which will include the findings from this statutory consultation.


Page last reviewed: 19 September 2023