A consultation has launched on a proposal to introduce new parking restrictions in 36 roads in Stevenage Old Town, including the high street.

Stevenage Borough Council says it wants to create new 'no waiting at any time' restrictions "to prevent potentially obstructive parking from taking place at various locations in the Old Town".

Under the proposal, new double yellow line sections would be painted along roads including High Street, Letchmore Road, Sish Lane, Pound Avenue, Walkern Road and Longcroft Road.

The council also wants to introduce enforceable Disabled Person’s Vehicles Parking Places in Ingelheim Court, High Street and Walkern Road.


Matt Partridge, chief executive of Stevenage Borough Council, said: "In January 2022, the council commissioned a consultant to undertake a parking study of the Old Town, to provide an independent assessment of any existing parking issues and make recommendations about how the council should deal with them.

"One of the most important interventions recommended by the report is for the council to act against unsafe parking, such as vehicles parked in the proximity of junctions."

He said the council also proposes to formalise advisory disabled parking bays in Ingelheim Court, High Street and Walkern Road as enforceable Disabled Person’s Vehicles Parking Places "to ensure they are not misused by drivers who do not hold a blue badge".

In a letter to Old Town residents, the council explains that "enforcement officers can only act against illegal and inconsiderate parking where there are parking restrictions in place".


It says: "Please take a few minutes to look at the plans and share your thoughts and views on them with us. As a resident, you are best placed to comment on any specific parking problems in your area, and your views are crucial to help us develop these proposals."

To view the plans showing the proposed restrictions, visit stevenage.gov.uk/parking/traffic-regulation-orders/proposed-traffic-orders, or you can visit the council offices in Danestrete to see them.

Share your views by emailing tro@stevenage.gov.uk or by writing to Stevenage Borough Council at Daneshill House, Danestrete, Stevenage, SG1 1HN. The consultation closes on February 17.

Full list of streets affected:

Alleyns Road
Almonds Lane
Barclay Crescent
Church Lane
Ellis Avenue
Essex Road
Fresson Road
Gates Way
Green Street
Greydells Road
Hammond Close 
Haycroft Road
Headingley Close
Hellards Road
High Street
Ingelheim Court
Langthorne Avenue
Lawrence Avenue
Letchmore Road
Longcroft Road
Miller Way
Orchard Crescent
Orchard Road
Pike End
Pound Avenue
Primrose Hill Road
Pryor Court
Sish Lane
Trafford Close
Walkern Road
Weston Road
Whitesmead Road
Woolners Way