Parking Permits, Payments and Contracts in Cheshire East

Car parking

For more information about general car parking charges please see the car parks town by town section.

Residents parking permits

There are currently two Resident Parking Schemes in operation, an off street scheme and an on street scheme. The Off Street scheme operates in Macclesfield and Knutsford and offers a yearly permit to park on a pay and display car park if your residence falls within a defined zone (see attached list of qualifying addresses). The On Street scheme has been introduced as in many areas it is difficult for residents to park due to long term parking by commuters, shoppers and visitors.

The purpose of the on street scheme is to stop this and allow the spaces to by used mainly for the benefit of residents. Please see the location of resident parking permit schemes for further information on current and proposed schemes. Any scheme will always be introduced with full consultation of all the relevant people including residents and local businesses.

Contract parking permits

Contract permits are available on a number of pay and display car parks across the Borough. If you use the car park every day you will make a significant saving if your purchase a quarterly/annual permit. For more information on the car parks where a contract permit can be used and the terms of the service check out the contract parking permits page.

Parking dispensation

A Parking Dispensation is a granted right to park vehicle(s) where they would not normally be able to park or for longer than the permitted time. Find out more on the parking dispensation page

Lorry parking

Cheshire East Borough Council operate a lorry parking facility at Shaw Heath Lorry Park, Mobberley Road, Knutsford.

The annual cost for this facility is £700.00 (half yearly £425.00 or quarterly £220.00). A £30.00 deposit is required for the issue of a secure entrance key, which will be refunded on termination of the contract and return of the key to Cheshire East Borough Council. Initial letters of interest should be addressed to:

Mrs Carolyn Noonan
Parking Services
C/O Municipal Buildings
Earle Street