Off-street Parking Places Order 2024

Update - 28th March 2024

Thanks to everyone who took the trouble to contact the Town Council about its new car park regulations, which were approved at the Council meeting on Monday 25th March. As a result of the consultation process, which ran from 7th to 28th February 2024, the following modifications were made to the draft Order:

  • Removal of height restriction in definition of light goods vehicle.
  • Removal of s 64(iv) prohibition on teaching people to drive.
  • Removal of separate £10 charge for additional market trader vehicles from Schedule 1.8 – Main Beach Car Park.
  • Removal of 48-hour maximum waiting time from Schedule 1.11 - Peveril Point Rd.

The new regulations, together with new charges, will come into force on Monday 1st April 2024. Details of the Swanage Town Council (Off Street Parking Places Order), including the new charges, can be found via the link below:

The Swanage Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2024

Notice of Making The Swanage Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2024 - 28th March 2024


Public Notice - 7th February 2024

At the Council meeting held on 29th January 2024, the final amendments to the proposed Swanage Town Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2024 were agreed. The details of the parking order have been scrutinised in depth over several months, including by the Car Parks Working Party, and at formal Council Meetings. 

The proposed Order seeks to consolidate the provisions of the Council’s existing parking orders and introduce some changes. The following documents explain the Council’s proposals, and provide information regarding the proposed changes to the tariffs in Town Council car parks.

A three-week consultation period is now underway. Should you wish to make comment on the proposals, please e-mail or write to the Town Clerk, Town Hall, High Street, Swanage, Dorset BH19 2NZ, no later than 28th February 2024. Please include in your comments the reasons behind whether you are for or against the proposed changes.

All comments received will be considered by Councillors and, subject to any modifications being proposed, it is anticipated that the Order will be made at the Council Meeting scheduled for Monday 25th March 2024.