Elmlea Avenue Area - Parking Restrictions

Closed 1 Sep 2019

Opened 25 Jul 2019

Results Updated 25 Oct 2019

The recent consultation on the proposed introduction of double yellow lines in the area of Parry’s Lane and Elmlea Avenue (Stoke Bishop and the Westbury-on-Trym & Henleaze ward) took place between 25th July and 1st September 2019.

We would like to thank those who provided their feedback on the scheme design.

A number of changes have been made to the scheme following consultation. These changes are summarised below and can be seen in detail on the updated scheme plans.

The consultation generated more than 150 responses, the majority [72%] of which supported the proposed restrictions. Issues raised during the consultation included:

  1. Requests for a Residents’ Parking Scheme instead of the proposed restrictions: One of the Mayor's pledges was to ensure that Residents' Parking Schemes are only introduced into areas where there is widespread support in the local community. Local Councillors would lead any public engagement conversation with the wider community to measure the support for the introduction of a parking scheme and would be the first point of contact to progress this option.
  2. Requests for single rather than double yellow lines: Single yellow lines were considered as part of the scheme however due to the emergency services’ requirement for 24 hour access, double yellow lines were deemed to be more appropriate. Note that access for the emergency services is the primary justification for this scheme.
  3. Requests for implementation of the scheme before the start of the university term: The implementation of the proposed parking restrictions is still subject to the mandatory legal process which lasts 6 – 12 months.
  4. Requests for Bristol City Council to tackle issues outside the scope of this scheme: General highway issues can be recorded on our system which can be found at https://www.bristol.gov.uk/improve-my-street and is used for reporting road safety concerns and requesting improvements such as new pedestrian crossings or parking restrictions. One use of this is to support the decision making process for the Area Committees; it will also help inform major projects and development control colleagues in understanding local issues that they may be able to resolve through these means.
  5. Requests for more action from the University of Bristol to deal with student parking issues: The University does not have any powers to restrict student (or staff) parking on the highway and although students are advised that they should not bring a car to Bristol there will inevitably be a number who do. The University promotes the use of sustainable transport through various means.

Proposed changes to the scheme design (please see the updated scheme drawing):

  1. Addition of double yellow lines across the driveways of those residents who requested them (provided the additions were deemed to be safe and appropriate).
  2. Addition of further double yellow lines for junction protection.
  3. Extension of the double yellow lines on Parry’s Lane to meet the zebra crossing zig-zags (near the junction with Ormerod Road).



Funding has been allocated to a review of parking restrictions around Elmlea Avenue and Parry's Lane. This scheme affects both the Stoke Bishop and Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze wards.

The scheme aims to improve access to residential streets and properties, reduce queues of traffic which disrupt the bus route on Parry's Lane, and to make the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

For the details of the scheme, please see the related documents (consultation leaflet and scheme drawings) below.

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation aims to assess the views of citizens and local stakeholders, in order to ensure that the scheme design adequately addresses the problems in this area.

Please review the related documents carefully, then submit your comments (the link for the online survey can be found in the box marked 'Give Us Your Views').

What Happens Next

All suggestions and comments received will be taken into consideration and – if deemed to be appropriate – will be written into the proposed scheme.

The next step after the receipt of comments and revision of the scheme is the drafting of a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO), which is a legal requirement for the implementation of waiting restrictions. This can be a lengthy legal process which will involve placing a Notice of Intent in the local press and posting notices on site to advertise the proposals.


  • Stoke Bishop
  • Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze


  • All residents
  • Business


  • Traffic and transportation