Resident's car park permits - Knutsford, Macclesfield and Nantwich

In Knutsford, Macclesfield and Nantwich, we issue a limited number of resident permits for town centre car parks.

Due to limited collections/deliveries, there will be a delay in any items sent via Royal Mail.

Important points about resident's car park permits

  • you can only use each permit for one car park
  • each permit is only for a particular car
  • a permit does not give you a reserved space or guarantee you a space
  • you can only use a resident permit for a private car or van under 3.5T gross vehicle weight
  • you must display the permit on the driver's side of the windscreen when you are parked, or you will be liable to pay normal charges
  • there is usually a waiting list for permits - if you do not have a permit you must buy a ticket

Eligible addresses and car parks for resident permits

You can only apply for a Knutsford resident's parking permit if you live on one of the following streets: 

  • Canute Place (only numbers 2 - 12 and White Bear Yd)
  • Church Hill
  • Church View
  • Coronation Square
  • King Street
  • Leaks Terrace
  • Minshull Street
  • Princess Street
  • Red Cow Yard
  • Silk Mill Street
  • Slaters Yard
  • Tatton Street (only numbers 1 to 45)
  • White Bear Yard

You can choose one of the following Knutsford car parks to use your permit with:

  • King Street
  • Silk Mill Street
  • Princess Street
  • Tatton Street 

You can only apply for a Macclesfield resident's parking permit if you live on one of the following streets:

  • Albert Place
  • Allen Street
  • Backwallgate
  • Boden Street
  • Bridge Street (1 - 96)
  • Brock Street (91 - 111)
  • Brook Street (1 - 24a)
  • Brunswick Hill
  • Brunswick Street
  • Brunswick Terrace
  • Castle Street
  • Catherine Street
  • Charlotte Street
  • Charlotte Street West
  • Chatham Street
  • Chapel Side
  • Chester Road (1 - 7)
  • Chestergate including St. Georges Court (excludes 4 – 8 Chestergate)
  • Church Street
  • Church Street West
  • Churchill Way
  • Churchside
  • Cumberland Street (1-82)
  • Duke Street
  • Exchange Street
  • Exchange Street East
  • Exchange Close
  • George Street
  • George Street West
  • Great King Street (1 - 85)
  • Hibel Road
  • Jordangate
  • King Edward Road
  • King Edward Street
  • Little Street
  • Lower Bank Street (2 - 12)
  • Lower Exchange Street
  • Market Place
  • Mill Street
  • 108 Steps
  • Park Green
  • Park Lane (1 - 37)
  • Parsonage Street
  • Pickford Street (excludes Alma Mill)
  • Pierce Street (1 - 27)
  • Pinfold Street
  • Queen Victoria Street
  • Roe Street
  • St Michaels Terrace
  • Samuel Street
  • Shaw Street (1 - 34)
  • Short Street
  • Stanley Place
  • Step Hill
  • Sunderland Street
  • Townley Place
  • Townley Street (excludes Townley Street Mill)
  • Unicorn Gateway
  • Union Gateway
  • Wardle Street
  • Water Street
  • Waterloo Street West
  • Waters Green
  • Westminster Street
  • Wood Street

You can choose one of the following car parks to use your permit with:

You can choose one of the following Macclesfield car parks to use your permit with:

  • Christ Church
  • Churchill Way 
  • Commercial Road
  • Duke Street 
  • Gas Road
  • Jordangate (MSCP)
  • Old Library
  • Park Green
  • Pickford Street
  • Sunderland Street
  • Waters Green 
  • Whalley Hayes 

You can only apply for a Nantwich resident's parking permit if you live on one of the following streets:

  • Hospital Street
  • Churchyard Side
  • Mill Street
  • Barker Street
  • Love Lane
  • Pillory Street

You can choose one of the following two Nantwich car parks to use your permit with:

  • Love Lane
  • Bowling Green

Conditions you must meet to get a resident's car park permit 

You can only apply for a resident's car park permit if you meet all the following conditions:

  • you live permanently at an eligible address 
  • you are on (or have applied to be put on) the electoral register at the address you are applying from
  • you do not have access to private off-street parking, and have no way to create off-street parking
  • the vehicle is registered at the address you are applying from (or you are in the process of changing the vehicle's registered address because you have recently moved to this address or bought the vehicle) 
  • there are parking restrictions in place that mean you cannot park outside or near your home during the working day
  • your home is not a new development

We can issue two resident permits per property.

Apply for, renew or change a resident's car park permit

Before you apply for a resident's car park permit for the first timeemail our parking team  or call 0300 123 5020 to check availability. 

If there are no spaces available, we can put you on our waiting list. We will contact you when there is a space.

To renew a permit, apply at least 4 weeks before your current permit is due to run out. We do not send reminders.

How to apply for or renew a resident's car park permit

To apply for a permit (once we have confirmed a space is available) or to renew a permit, send us the following:

  • proof of your address such as a council tax notice, a bank statement (last 3 months) or a utilities bill (last 3 months) 
  • a copy of your vehicle registration document (V5) (not needed for renewals)

Make sure you are happy with the resident's car park permit terms and conditions before you apply. 

Once we have the form, documents and payment, we send the permit within 7 working days by first class Royal Mail post.

We give new applicants a unique reference number to display in the car until the permit arrives. We can give the number immediately if you email the documents and pay by phone or if you bring documents and payment to one of our customer service centres.

We do not offer a same day collection service.

Contact details for providing documents and payment 

You need a new permit if you change your car. A new permit costs £10.

While you are applying for the new permit, you can use your old permit on a temporary basis if you have a unique reference number from us. To get the number, email our parking team or call us on 0300 123 5020.

You must display the number in the car with your current permit until you get a new permit. The number is valid for 2 weeks.

To get a new permit, you should send us a resident's car park change of vehicle form (PDF, 144KB) with payment. You should then send a copy of the vehicle registration document (V5) showing your address as soon as you can. We will send a temporary permit when we get your change of vehicle form and payment, and a new permanent permit when we get the V5 copy. The temporary permit lasts for 6 weeks.

When you get your new permit, you must return the old one. We may charge you £10 if you do not.

Contact details for providing documents and payment

You can use your resident's car park permit for a courtesy car but you must tell us. We will then issue a unique reference number that you must display in the car with your permit. The number is valid for 2 weeks, but you can ask us to extend this if you need to.

To get a reference number, email our parking team or call us on 0300 123 5020.

If you no longer need your car park permit, we can give a refund for the number of whole months left on the permit less a £10 admin fee.

To get the refund, return the permit to us with your bank details for BACS payment. 

We must get the permit within 3 working days of the beginning of the month for that month to count for a refund. Proof of posting is not proof of receipt.

Contact details for returning a permit 

Parking permit refund amounts

Resident parking permit refund amounts
Months left£60 permit refund amount£75 permit refund amount
11 £45 £58.75
10 £40 £52.50
9 £35 £46.25
8 £30 £40.00
7 £25 £33.75
6 £20 £27.50
5 £15 £21.25
4 £10 £15
3 0 0
2 0 0
1 0 0

 

If you lose your parking permit, let us know and we will send a replacement. A replacement permit costs £10. You can call us on 0300 123 5020 and pay by card, and we will give you a unique reference number to display in your car until you get the new permit. We will issue a new permit within 7 days.

You can also write to us with the payment or come in to a contact centre.

Where to email, send or bring car park permit documents and payment

Post forms and documents to:  

Parking Services
Cheshire East Council
Municipal Buildings
Earle Street
Crewe
CW1 2BJ 

Make cheques out to Cheshire East Borough Council.

Our customer centres are currently closed. Use email/phone or post.

When the centres are open you will again be able to bring forms, documents (we accept copies) and payment (card or cheque) to our customer service centres (Macclesfield and Crewe). Make cheques out to Cheshire East Borough Council. 

 Terms and conditions for resident's car park permits

i. Only private cars and vans under 3.5T gross vehicle weight are permitted to use the car parks.   

ii. The permit must be displayed on the car windscreen, on the driver’s side. Vehicles not so displaying the ticket are liable for payment of the normal parking charges. 
 
iii. The cost is payable in advance and payment must accompany applications.  

iv. Applications should be made to Cheshire East Council, Parking Services, Municipal Buildings, Earle Street, Crewe CW1 2BJ. 
 
v. The Council reserves the right to revoke any permit if they find that the holder has misused the facilities offered. 
 
vi. The conditions and regulations imposed by the Cheshire East Consolidated Off Street Parking Order shall apply to permit holders except where they may be inconsistent with these terms and conditions. 
 
vii. Cheshire East Council shall not be liable for personal injury or for loss of or damage to vehicles, their accessories or contents in this car park (save for the negligence of the Council). 
 
viii. The issue of replacement permits due to incorrect information given in the application form will be subject to an administration fee of £2.50. In the case of lost or stolen permits a replacement will be issued upon written notification subject to an administration fee of £10.00. 
 
ix. A change to the vehicle registration number on a permit is subject to a £10.00 administration fee and is payable in advance. A change of vehicle form must be completed and submitted with proof of payment to carparks@cheshireeast.gov.uk 
 
x. Notwithstanding anything herein contained the Council will instruct their Attended Staff to lend all possible assistance to holders of Contracts. 

xi. A specific resolution of the Council at Highway Committee on 07/09/2000, excludes new developments from this scheme. 
 
xii. Either party may terminate the contract at any time by giving one month’s written notification.  
 
xiii. Refunds are available but are calculated for whole remaining months only. Permit and refund application must be received within 3 working days of the beginning of the month in order for that month to count within the refund period. Proof of posting will not be accepted as proof of delivery. The amount of refund is subject to a £10.00 admin fee which has already been deducted from the amounts shown below:  
  
Full months left amount of refund -  £75.00 permit 
 
11 -  £58.75 
10 - £52.50 
9 -  £46.25 
8 -  £40.00 
7 -  £33.75 
6 - £27.50 
5 -  £21.25 
4 -  £15.00 
3 -  0 
2 -  0 
1 -  0 

1.  Annual parking permit contracts run for 12 months from date of issue. You will not receive a reminder to renew this permit, you must make a new application before the expiry of the current one and also provide a current utility bill to prove your continued residency. To be eligible you must be a permanent resident of Knutsford and must be on or have applied and are waiting to be put on the Register of Electors at an address within the defined town centre. Permits will be issued on the basis of two per household, the first permit issued will cost £60.00 and the second issued will cost £75.00. 
 
2. We may share information with other public bodies for the purposes of detecting and preventing fraud - see www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/nfi
 
3. The permit may be used on one only of the following car parks: -  
 
King Street

Silk Mill Street

Princess Street

Tatton Street

4. Contract holders may park in the relevant car park subject to the availability of parking spaces and to all other conditions of use as displayed on site but will NOT be entitled to the reservation of any specific parking space for their exclusive use.  
 
5. Contracts are from Monday to Saturday. 

The contract is not transferable between different cars and may only be used on the car park for which it was issued. 
 
6. If you hold a current resident permit and are changing your vehicle permanently then you will need to replace your permit. On receipt of the new permit, the old permit must be returned as failure to do so may incur a £10.00 cost.  

 If you hold a current resident permit but have to use a courtesy car then you must get a unique reference number from us to display alongside your permit. Failure to display this reference number may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice. 

7. Two forms of documentary evidence must be provided to verify your place of residence - the vehicle registration document AND a current Council Tax Demand Notice or bank statement or utilities bill. 

 1.  Annual parking permit contracts run for 12 months from date of issue. You will not receive a reminder to renew this permit, you must make a new application before the expiry of the current one and also provide a current utility bill to prove your continued residency. To be eligible you must be a permanent resident of Macclesfield and must be on or have applied and are waiting to be put on the Register of Electors at an address within the defined town centre. Permits will be issued on the basis of two per household, the first permit issued will cost £60.00 and the second issued will cost £75.00. 
 
2. We may share information with other public bodies for the purposes of detecting and preventing fraud - see www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/nfi
 
3. The permit may be used on one only of the following car parks: -  
 
Christ Church

Churchill Way 

Commercial Road

Duke Street 

Gas Road (Gas Road permit holders can use the Commercial Road car park when Gas Road is closed for the Charter Fair -  2 periods of about a week each year) 

Jordangate (MSCP)

Old Library

Park Green

Pickford Street

Sunderland Street

Waters Green 

Whalley Hayes 

4. Contract holders may park in the relevant car park subject to the availability of parking spaces and to all other conditions of use as displayed on site but will NOT be entitled to the reservation of any specific parking space for their exclusive use. 
 
Please note that Jordangate MSCP is available for use between the hours of 07:00 to 19:00 Monday to Saturday. Users of this car park are advised that the premises will be locked overnight between 19:00 and 06.45 and all day on Sundays – vehicles left on the car park after closing cannot be recovered until the next working day. 
 
5. Contracts are from Monday to Saturday. 

The contract is not transferable between different cars and may only be used on the car park for which it was issued. 
 
6. If you hold a current resident permit and are changing your vehicle permanently then you will need to replace your permit. On receipt of the new permit, the old permit must be returned as failure to do so may incur a £10.00 cost.  

 If you hold a current resident permit but have to use a courtesy car then you must get a unique reference number from us to display alongside your permit. failure to display this reference number may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice. 

7. Two forms of documentary evidence must be provided to verify your place of residence, i.e. the vehicle registration document AND a current Council Tax Demand Notice or bank statement or Utilities bill. 

 

1.  Annual parking permit contracts run for 12 months from date of issue. You will not receive a reminder to renew this permit, you must make a new application before the expiry of the current one and also provide a current utility bill to prove your continued residency. To be eligible you must be a permanent resident of Nantwich and must be on or have applied and are waiting to be put on the Register of Electors at an address within the defined town centre. Permits will be issued on the basis of two per household, the first permit issued will cost £60.00 and the second issued will cost £75.00. 

The scheme is experimental and may be withdrawn. 

2. We may share information with other public bodies for the purposes of detecting and preventing fraud - see www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/nfi
 
3. The permit may be used on one only of the following car parks: -  
 
Church Lane

Love Lane

Bowling Green

4. Contract holders may park in the relevant car park subject to the availability of parking spaces and to all other conditions of use as displayed on site but will NOT be entitled to the reservation of any specific parking space for their exclusive use.  

The contract is not transferable between different cars and may only be used on the car park for which it was issued. 

5.  Contracts are from Monday to Saturday. 
 
6. If you hold a current resident permit and are changing your vehicle permanently then you will need to replace your permit. On receipt of the new permit, the old permit must be returned as failure to do so may incur a £10.00 cost.  

 If you hold a current resident permit but have to use a courtesy car then you must get a unique reference number from us to display alongside your permit. failure to display this reference number may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice. 

7. Two forms of documentary evidence must be provided to verify your place of residence - the vehicle registration document AND a current Council Tax Demand Notice or bank statement or utilities bill.