Student Car Parking Information and Charges 2017/18

Are you eligible to purchase a Car Parking Permit? Read on to find out!

Important

This information is valid only for 2017-18.

This information applies in conjunction with the University’s Car Park Regulations 2016/17, to all who use vehicles and parking facilities on the University Campus.

The purchase and display of a UCLan Permit does not entitle the holder to a guaranteed space on the University Car Parks. Use of the Car Parks is on a first come, first served basis.

Holders of standard Permits are not permitted to park in Disabled, Priority, Car Share, Pay & Display or Visitor bays. Please see the University Car Park Regulations 2016/17 for up to date information on restrictions.

The process below is applicable to ALL students.

In order to qualify to purchase a University Parking Permit you must meet one (or more) of the following criteria and provide the proof required:

Parking Permits (valid 07:00–18:00 Mon-Fri   Qualifying Criteria – students must:
Proof Required:
 1  Be a Blue Badge holder (priority permit will be issued free of charge).  Sight of your current valid Blue Badge.
 2  Live off campus and further than 60 minutes away by public transport. Please verify this via Traveline using UCLan’s postcode PR1 2HE and your home post code.  Your Online Enrolment confirmation email displaying your student ID number (address and postcodes will be checked).
 3   Have child care commitments for dependent children that are under the age of 12 years at the start of the semester.  Child's birth certificate, Child Benefit award notice, Child Tax Credits award notice or passport showing the child’s name and date of birth.
 4  Have a mobility need, certified by your Doctor (eligible for a priority permit, payable as per current rates).  A current letter from your Doctor, detailing your mobility issue and need for a Priority permit (evidence will be required for each new application).
 5  Have a medical condition certified by your Doctor (eligible for a standard permit, payable as per current rates).  A current letter from your Doctor, confirming your mobility issue and need for a Priority Permit (evidence will be required for each new application).
 6  Course requirements, e.g. placements for health courses  Sight of your timetable.
 7  Genuine cases or hardship resulting from inability to obtain a permit through the above criteria  Each application will be considered on a case by case basis.

Evenings (valid 18:01 – 06:59 Monday to Friday) and Weekends Permits - Free of Charge

Please note: All students are eligible to apply for an evening and weekend permit, which is free of charge.

 

How much does it cost?

The charges for 2017/18 are as follows:

 Permit Costs Semester 1: 18/9/17 - 19/1/18 Semester 2: 22/1/18 - 25/5/18 Semester 3: 28/5/18 - 31/8/18
 5 day  £124.10  £124.10 £94.90
 4 day £99.28 £99.28 £75.92
 3 day £74.46 £74.46 £56.94
 2 day £49.64 £49.64 £37.96
 1 day £24.82 £24.82 £18.98

Evenings / weekends are free of charge

As some courses are variable and do not follow the recognised semester timetable, Permits for students on these courses will be charged a daily rate to ensure a fair charging structure. Based on the current rates, the price will be £1.46 per day.

Please note a minimum of 8 days per application is required, students with fewer days on campus each Semester are advised to use Pay and Display parking, available on Harrington and Victoria 2.

 

How do I apply?

Please complete the online application below and ensure that all fields are completed. Your eligibility will be checked along with your online timetable against the days requested.

Permits are valid for one semester only - a new application must be made for each semester you require a permit.

Permits will be available for collection from The <i>, Library Ground Floor. Opening hours for The <i> are:

 

Term Time
Non-Term time
Monday – Friday 08:00 – 21:00
Weekend 10:00 – 18:00
Monday – Thursday 09:00 – 17:00 / Friday 09:00 – 16:00 / Weekend - Closed

On collection, your Permit must be displayed in your vehicle immediately and must be clearly visible in your windscreen at all times. Failure to display your permit will result in a Penalty Charge Notice being issued with a charge of £80 payable, reduced to £40 if paid within 14 days.

Appeals Process

Permits are strictly controlled due to the limited space available on campus and are therefore allocated on a first come, first served basis.

An appeal against any of the decisions can be made, in writing, to CParking@uclan.ac.uk. All decisions on Permit allocation are final.

 

Car Share Scheme

UCLan operates a car share scheme, which is aimed at reducing solo car commuting to campus. The scheme offers a 50% reduction in Permit costs and dedicated car sharing bays on University car parks when you and up to 2 additional drivers share a permit.

All participants of the Car Share Scheme must be eligible to apply for a permit in their own right to qualify for the discount set out below (i.e. all passengers must use their vehicle to travel to campus). Providing lifts to passengers who would not normally drive to campus or who are not eligible for a permit (as set out above) does not qualify as a Car Share arrangement, as the number of vehicles on campus is not being reduced. Car share Permits are only allowable within the same eligibility criteria.

One car share Permit will be issued per application. If changes to the Permit are required, the old Permit must be returned to The <i> before a new one will be issued.

Car Share Charges Semester One 18/9/17 - 19/1/18  Car Share Charge By Semester Semester Two 22/1/18 - 25/5/18  Car Share Charge By Semester Semester Three 28/5/18 - 31/8/18  Car Share Charge By Semester
 5 day £124.10  £62.05 £124.10 £62.05 £94.90 £47.45
 4 day £99.28 £49.64 £99.28 £49.64 £75.92 £37.96
 3 day £74.46 £37.23 £74.46 £37.23 £56.94 £28.47
 2 day £49.64 £24.82 £49.64 £24.82 £37.96 £18.98
 1 day £24.82 £12.41 £24.82 £12.41 £18.98 £9.49

Evening and weekends are free of charge.

Payment is to be made online. On receipt of a valid application, you will receive email confirmation with instructions and the link for how to pay and the price of the permit you have selected. Payment must be made within 2 weeks of receipt of the email or the permit may be reallocated.

 

Pay and Display Car Park Spaces

Certain bays located on Harrington, car park are designated for short stay use and may be only used with a Pay & Display ticket (Pay and Display parking is also available on Victoria 2 car park). Tickets are available from machines on those car parks at the following rates:

Pay & Display Car Park Charges
Price Per Hour (up to 3 hrs)
Over 4 hours – Up to 14 hours Saturday and Sunday (per day)
 Harrington, Victoria II  £1.00  £4.00  £4.00

Refund and replacement policy

All requests for refunds must be made by email.
In the event of extended absence from the University for any reason, the permit must be cancelled at the start of the absence and handed back to The <i>, who will refund any pre-payment due. The University will not be held responsible for any non-cancellations and retrospective refunds will not be provided.
Timetable changes resulting in a request for alterations to an existing parking permit must be made at the earliest opportunity and within 5 days of permit approval. Where possible and in advance these will be accommodated with either a partial refund of the unused portion of the permit, or an extra charge based on the increased number of times the permit will be used.
No refunds or replacement permits will be issued without the prior return of any parking permit to The <i>

Bicycle / Motorcycle Parking

Various areas are provided throughout the University Campus for use by staff and students who travel by bicycle or motorcycle. For details of their location, please see the University Campus Map or consult the Bicycle Users Group (BUG) website.

Location of UCLan Car Parks

Numbered on the University Campus Map, we have approximately 20 car parks with up to 1400 spaces on the campus including Fylde Road car park, which has approximately 230 spaces available for use.

The UCLan Travel Plan: Supporting Sustainable and Active Travel

The University Travel Plan aims to reduce the number of solo car journeys to campus by promoting a range of alternative travel options, such as; walking, cycling, using public transport and car sharing. If you would like a free personal travel plan or advice on any of the above, including discounted bus travel, contact The Sustainable Travel Coordinator .