Changes proposed for Ilkley parking

Bradford Council is proposing to bring in a number of improvements to parking in Ilkley.

The proposals are designed to enhance parking for local residents, improve traffic flow and increase road safety.

The suggested changes could also support local businesses and assist the town’s economic recovery.

The proposals include extending the free on street parking in pay and display period from 30 minutes to one hour and increasing short stay pay and display parking limit from two to three hours in the town centre, and four hours in some of the surrounding roads.

Staff permits could move from residential areas to long stay pay and display areas and the introduction of staff permit charges of £15 per annum for each weekday could be postponed until April 2021 and replaced with a £10 annual admin fee.

Long stay pay and display parking along New Brook Street and other local roads could be extended to accommodate staff permit holders.

To relieve congestion, waiting restrictions and permit parking may be extended on a number of roads including Kings Road and Grove Road.

New restrictions along Ben Rhydding Road near its junction with Cowpasture Road, along Denton Road and around various junctions and pinch points are designed to improve road safety, reduce parking congestion and improve traffic flow.

A coach parking bay could be moved to from West Street to Railway Road and will be extended from one hour to a maximum of two hours.

Additional protection measures could be added to crossings in order to improve road safety.

Limited waiting areas outside the town centre are proposed to encourage greater parking turnover and permit parking will be added to Craiglands Park.

Loading bays could be added to The Grove and parking charges on an area North Street could change to match the adjacent car park charges.

To view the proposals, visit the traffic regulation order page or call 01274 431723.

Objections quoting CORP/PCD/AK/407422 can be made writing either by post or by e-mail to: or City Solicitor, Legal and Democratic Services, City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HYno later than 12 noon on Friday 7 August 2020.

Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Transport, said: “Firstly, I would like to thank everyone who took the time to respond to our consultations on parking in and around Ilkley over the past few years. We said from the start that we would consult on the first phase of the parking review in Ilkley and make any changes necessary to improve the scheme for residents and businesses in the town.

“We have listened carefully to feedback and think these proposals will help resolve the issues raised while addressing the longstanding problems around excessive and dangerous parking the changes were brought in to address in the first place.”

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