New restricted parking zone to be introduced in Digbeth from tomorrow
The Digbeth Restricted Parking Zone will be introduced tomorrow (Monday 2 November), aiming to allow local residents and businesses the opportunity to park their vehicles in areas reserved for them whilst restricting commuter parking in the area.
Birmingham City Council is introducing a mixture of permit parking for local residents and workers, paid for parking (pay & display) and areas of no waiting (double yellow lines). These proposals apply to on-street parking only and off-street car parks and private parking areas would not be affected.
Following extensive consultation, parking in the Permit Areas of Digbeth (D1) and Irish Quarter (D2) will be restricted, partly to prioritise access to local residents and businesses, and partly to discourage commuters to Birmingham from using this area for all-day parking.
According to the council, their goal is to encourage sustainable travel into the city and ensure these measures are consistent with “green” aims which will result in “a safer, healthier and greener place for residents, businesses and visitors, and thereby encouraging future investment in the area.”
Digbeth is a well-established area with a rich local history. Ambitious plans for regeneration and growth are expected to create a thriving, creative and cultural area with a high quality, accessible environment including the new High Speed Rail station.
There is currently high demand for on-street parking in the area, with all day commuter parking presenting particular issues for local businesses and residents. As the area continues to grow and change, demands for on-street space are likely to increase.
There is a need for effective on-street parking management to manage demand and support business and retail activity in this vibrant area, whilst addressing other sustainable transport and air quality challenges.
On 2 November 2020, Birmingham City Council will introduce a parking scheme that seeks to offer local residents and businesses the opportunity to apply for permits that will enable them to park their vehicles in areas reserved for them and will also restrict commuter parking in the same areas.
How the scheme works
The council are introducing a mixture of permit parking for local residents and workers, paid for parking (pay & display) and areas of no waiting (double yellow lines). These proposals apply to on-street parking only; off-street car parks and private parking areas would not be affected.
Permit holder only parking
These are parking areas which can only be used by holders of a parking permit. People living or working in the area each area of the scheme (D1 Digbeth or D2 Irish Quarter) will be allowed to purchase permits to park in any permit holder parking bay in that area. Residents will also be able to apply for a permit for a carer who needs to visit them regularly and to purchase a limited number of one day permits for all other visitors.
Buying a permit would allow you to park in the marked areas, but would not guarantee you a parking space.
Blue Badge holders would also need to display a valid permit to park here, although their first resident permit would be free of charge. No advisory disabled bays can be marked out within a permit area and any existing white road markings would need to be removed.
*The costs shown are for this area of the city only.
Applying for a permit
Short stay payment parking
In these spaces, you will have to pay to park (often called pay & display). Spaces will have a maximum stay period of 4 hours and no return with one hour. Payment to park here is likely to be collected via your mobile phone.
No waiting at any time
These are areas with double yellow line restrictions.