Chelmsford City Council

Parking at Hylands Estate

Earlier this year, our Cabinet voted to introduce parking charges at Hylands Estate. We held a consultation on the issue, open to all users of the estate, between 16 February and 16 March 2021 to help shape the proposals. We received almost 7,000 responses, providing information about how and when people use the estate and its car parks.

The next phase of consultation was a proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to change the parking arrangements at Hylands Estate, which closed at 11.59pm on 29 July 2021. We received a further 674 responses.

We will now evaluate those responses before the Cabinet meets on 26 August to consider the TRO. If they approve the TRO, the charges will come into effect from 20 September 2021. We will keep residents updated on any news or developments on this page and on our City Life news website.


Consultation summary published

We have now published a summary report of this consultation, along with the final proposals for the scheme. 

You can also read the latest press release on City Life.

These proposals will now go forward to a new phase with a proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) to change parking arrangements at Hylands Estate.


Proposed scheme

The proposed TRO sets out plans for daily charges at the estate’s three car parks between 9am and 6pm. The charges are £3 for residents and £5 for those living outside the Chelmsford City Council area.

If you’re a resident, you can also buy a weekday season ticket for £5 a month, or £60 a year if you prefer to pay annually.

We will use the MiPermit system to manage resident discounts and season tickets.

You can sign up for MiPermit and use it to pay at all other council car parks online, or use the MiPermit app. You only need to sign up once.

We will offer free parking to a number of groups, including:

  • blue badge holders
  • residents receiving council tax relief
  • volunteers, tenants and those who are already paying to hire Hylands House or park
  • organised groups using Hylands for activities directly associated with mental health or disability support

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