Car Parking at Colchester Campus
Multi-Decked Car Park
The multi-decked car park on the south side of our Colchester Campus, providing 397 spaces, is open. Parking is for staff (with registered vehicles) and visitors only.
In order to improve car parking for students, two parking bays along Valley Road totalling some 170 spaces will be reserved for student parking only. This area is on the first turning on the left after the Astroturf pitch.
Car parking new payment system in multi-decked car park starts Monday 29 April 2013
An automatic number plate recognition scheme is being introduced in the new multi-decked car park at our Colchester Campus on Monday 29 April with the main change being that as a member of staff (or a visitor) you will need to pay on return to your vehicle. The new payment system is easy to use directions are as follows, which are also located by the pay machines:
For further information please read the car parking updates webpage
Staff encouraged to park on the south side of campus
In order to make parking easier for all, we are strongly advising any staff who do not need to park on the north side of campus to please park on the south side using the new multi-decked car park, as you will be able to find a space much more easily.
If you normally park on the north side of campus, Capon Road car park is reserved for the contractors working on the site for the building to house EBS and The Meadows only. Also, now that the new multi-decked car park is open, all temporary car parking areas that have been open since October 2012 are now closed. This means there are no longer any free parking areas so please ensure you display a valid permit and/or ticket when using all University car parks from now on.
For further information please go to the Campus Update webpage.
New Online Car Parking Registration opens Monday 16 September 2013
Staff and students applying for general, barrier, motorcycle and season ticket permits can now apply online. Other permit types can be applied for in person.
Paper copies can still be printed from the following links:
Car Parking Application Form (.pdf)
Car Parking Application Form (.doc)
Permits will be available for collection from the Estate Management Help Desk (room 6.003) five working days after your application is made.
Pay and Display Charges
Staff and student reduced rate pay and display parking charges at Colchester Campus do not have to be paid between Monday 1 July and Wednesday 2 October. The charges must be paid again from the beginning of the Autumn Term, Thursday 3 October 2013
Please note registered vehicles are still required to display a valid permit 8.30am 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, during vacations. Unregistered vehicles (i.e. visitors) must pay visitors pay and display charges, 8.30am 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, or display a valid visitors permit.
Non registered-vehicles are required to pay the visitors pay and display fees, details of which can be found here: http://www2.essex.ac.uk/estates/Pages/VisitorsParking.htm
Please note that a new law came into being on 20 June 2011 regarding uninsured motor vehicles for further information go to http://bit.ly/facXrj
All staff and students who wish to park at Colchester Campus must be registered to park otherwise the daily Visitors' Pay and Display charges apply. Registered drivers pay a reduced term time hourly rate of 10p (30p for occasional users).
How do I register to park on campus ? (General Parking, Barrier Parking, Occasional Users Permits)
Driving Licence information for non EU drivers (.pdf document)
How do I arrange liftsharing ? (external link)
The University introduced a new car parking charging system in October 2004, which was revised in October 2009 following extensive consultation. The income from car parking is used to support the administration of the system and has always been used to provide enhancements for other forms of transport, particularly for cyclists, and to meet some of the transport infrastructure maintenance costs. Income generated from car parking is ring-fenced to support transport infrastructure.
The car parking management system has been developed in conjunction with the Students Union and the Joint Trades Unions on campus.
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