Cartmel TRO 2017

Closed 24 Feb 2017

Opened 2 Feb 2017

Results expected 3 Apr 2017


Cumbria County Council considers it expedient to propose to introduce parking and traffic restrictions for Cartmel Village in an aim to improve traffic flow and road safety by formalising and restricting parking arrangements.   

Cartmel Parish Council through its group Cartmel Townscape Initiative with support of Local Member Sue Sanderson have undertaken extensive consultation across the village with residents and businesses to shape a new Traffic Regulation Order.  The Order aims to improve traffic flow and enhance the resident and visitor experience in accessing the village.  The overall intentions are to make provision for short term parking, increasing turnover of parking to assist local businesses, formalise existing parking arrangements and make provision for local residents’ without available parking off-street.

Particular consideration has been given to accommodating the Priory on Priest Lane and Methodist Church on Ford Road particularly for Sunday services. Within Market and Devonshire Squares provision for loading, short stay parking and disabled parking has been proposed with allowance for Market days outside The Priory Church.

Resident exemption to some of the short stay parking bays on Barn Garth; Cavendish Street; Devonshire Square; Ford Road; Market Square; Park View; Priest Lane and The Causeway is proposed. Resident exemption aims to assist residents without off street parking available to park within the Village.  Zone C1 has been identified where residents providing confirmation of registered vehicle ownership will be able to apply for one named vehicle permit and one annual visitor permit, to cover the following streets/properties;

Barn Garth; Cavendish Street; Devonshire Square; Ford Road; Market Square; Park View; Priest Lane, The Causeway and Rose Bank, Rise Cottage and St Michaels Hove on Aynsome Road.

Why We Are Consulting

We are consulting to allow feedback including support and objections to the proposals to be collated and reported to South Lakeland Local Committee.  A decision will then be made on whether to implement, amend or not progress the traffic regulation Order.

What Happens Next

All responses are considered, collated and reported to South Lakeland Local Committee.  The next meeting is on 21 March 2017.  The elected members of South Lakeland Local Committee will consider the proposals and all the consultation feedback before making a decision as to whether the traffic regulation Order be implemented, amended or not made operative.

All respondents to the consultation will be contacted with the outcome of the statutory consultation and advertising following the decision of the South Lakeland Local Committee.


  • Cartmel ED
  • South Lakeland


  • General public
  • Local businesses
  • All residents


  • Road safety
  • General interest
  • Parking