Scheme reports and consultations

Background information

On 27 June 2013, the Cabinet approved recommendations to develop proposals for 11 RPS areas around the city.

The Cabinet decision (pdf, 44k) (opens new window) and the  Cabinet report (pdf, 5.9MB) (opens new window) provide more information about the schemes.

Detailed site surveys were carried out, initial proposals prepared and then a period of informal consultation took place in each proposed scheme area. Many of the suggestions from residents, business owners and ward representatives were incorporated into the design of each scheme.

The stages of developing and delivering a scheme are set out below:

  • Carry out detailed site surveys
  • Prepare the initial proposal
  • Carry out informal consultation
  • Consider feedback and produce a final proposal
  • Carry out formal (statutory) consultation
  • Decide whether to proceed with the advertised proposal, proceed with a modified proposal or abandon the proposal.
  • Inform residents and businesses in the scheme area
  • Implement the scheme (install signs, lines and pay and display machines)
  • Each scheme is monitored and reviewed six months after its introduction. This provides the opportunity to make any adjustments to make sure that the scheme works as well as it can for the area.


The consultation process began in June 2013 when a conversation was launched about residents’ parking, transport and Bristol’s future on the Ask Bristol website. This set out how residents’ parking, alongside other transport initiatives, could contribute to the vision of a greener, healthier city. It was intended to give everyone the opportunity to engage with the wider issues.
Each scheme area has been subject to the process of development:

  • An informal consultation period where all properties in the area are invited to comment on the proposals.
  • All requests and suggestions made at informal consultation are recorded and carefully considered.  We analyse every response, reviewing area-wide issues such as hours of operation and design requests for individual streets.
  • A final set of proposals are developed and taken forward to statutory consultation.
  • At the statutory (formal) stage, the consultation is announced in the media, on our website and on notices attached to lampposts on every street in the proposed RPS area.  This gives everyone an opportunity to make representations or object to the proposals.
  • The decision about whether or not a scheme will be implemented with or without modifications will be made once the response to each submission has been considered.

Formal consultation objections reports

Bower Ashton report (pdf, 0.6 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 596k) (opens new window)

Cliftonwood and Hotwells report (pdf, 122 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 122k) (opens new window)

Clifton East report (pdf, 5.4 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 5.4MB) (opens new window)

Cotham North report (pdf, 119 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 119k) (opens new window)

Montpelier (pdf, 0.5 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 547k) (opens new window)

Redland report (pdf, 118 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 119k) (opens new window)