This page provides all of the documentation about the Residents Parking Zone (RPZ) proposed for Clarendon Park that is being introduced under an Experimental Traffic Order (ETO).
For Leicester City Council’s official information, see the ‘Clarendon Park experimental residents parking scheme’ section of their Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) page.
22 Jul 2020 – Castle Ward Councillors shared details of a possible parking scheme with Queens Road Traders:
- Castle Ward Councillors letter to Queens Road Traders
- LCC briefing for Ward Councillors
- LCC plan for ward councillors
At this meeting, Queens Road Traders requested the restricted hour was brought forward from 10:00-11:00am to 09:00-10:00am, and a compromise agreed of 09:30-10:30am.
11-13 Nov 2020 – Leicester Mercury article on the RPZ:
- Online version Council make third attempt to bring in residents’ parking in Leicester’s Clarendon Park
- Print version Council doesn’t listen. We don’t want parking scheme for residents
27 Nov 2020 – LCC wrote to residents inside the RPZ enclosing a plan of the RPZ:
01 Dec 2020 – LCC published their first news article about the RPZ:
05 Dec 2020 – LCC wrote to residents outside the RPZ enclosing a plan of the area likely to be affected by the RPZ
18 Dec 2020 – LCC wrote separately to residents and businesses inside the RPZ enclosing parking permit information and frequently asked questions (FAQs):
20 Dec 2020 – ‘K.A.’ started an online petition:
21 Dec 2020 – FCP wrote to LCC raising a number of questions relating to the measures outlined for the RPZ and the success criteria to be used its evaluation:
- FCP letter to LCC
- FCP questions for LCC
01-02 Jan 2021 – Leicester Mercury article on the RPZ:
- Online version Clarendon Park campaigners demand third referendum on parking scheme
- Print version Referendum call as plan for parking resurfaces
07 Jan 2021 – FCP wrote to LCC suggesting delaying launching the RPZ experiment until after the third national lockdown:
- FCP letter to LCC
13 Jan 2021 – FCP met with LCC to discuss our questions and suggestions relating to the RPZ.
15 Jan 2021 – LCC published in the Leicester Mercury the public notices required to implement the experimental order:
- Online version Notice of Making ETO 2021 (TME2957)
- Print version Notice of Making ETO 2021 (TME2957)
18 Jan 2021 – LCC published the supporting information required to implement the experimental order:
- LCC Notice of Making – the text of the public notice above
- LCC Statement of Reasons – the reasons for making the order
- LCC Experimental Traffic Order – the order itself
21 Jan 2021 – LCC published revised versions of the letters and plans previously sent to residents inside and outside the RPZ:
28 Jan 2021 – LCC published their second news article about the RPZ:
01 Feb 2021 – Experimental RPZ period begins.
01-02 Feb 2021 – Leicester Mercury article on the RPZ:
- Online version New scheme to stop commuters parking for free in part of Leicester begins today
- Print version New scheme to thwart the all-day free parkers in city
10 Feb 2021 – Leicester Mercury letter on the RPZ:
- Full version Experiment: ‘A scientific procedure undertaken to make a discovery‘
- Edited version Experiment’s results probably already known
31 Aug 2021 – Experimental RPZ period ends, with the scheme either being ended, continued as is, modified or even extended to streets who express an interest in joining the scheme.