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Loughborough University

Security

Traffic and parking

Parking sign

For all information relating to traffic and parking please choose one of the options below.

To apply for a parking permit or to amend/cancel an existing permit click here

Traffic and Parking Code

Introduction

This document determines the terms and conditions of vehicle use, including bicycles, on Loughborough University Campus and surrounding areas of the site for students, staff and visitors.

1. Registration of Motor Vehicles

1.1 Parking permits are valid for one year only, in the case of staff from 1 August to 31 July, and in the case of students from their initial date of registration to 30 September the following year. Any permit issued after 1 August or after the initial date of registration shall nonetheless expire on 31 July or 30 September next, as appropriate.

1.2 Parking permits are issued annually in the form of a coloured permit, which should be displayed in a prominent position inside the front right hand side of the windscreen, or on an easily visible inspection point on a two-wheeled motor vehicle.

1.3 Should a permit holder transfer or dispose of their motor vehicle, Security Admin should be informed immediately by the user amending their vehicle details on ParkIT. Permits are transferable to any replacement motor vehicle. However, where a motor vehicle is disposed of and not replaced the permit should be surrendered immediately to Security Admin. Failure to notify transfer or disposal of a motor vehicle may lead to penalties being imposed in accordance with Ordinance XXIII on Traffic and Parking in the University.

2. Car Parking

2.1 Student Car Parks

Students, apart from new students living in Halls of Residence, may be allocated a parking space in a designated Student Car Park. Vehicles registered in this way are not to be parked elsewhere on campus.

Exceptions:

Out-of-hall students may be given permission to park in a designated Student Car Park. Vehicles registered by out-of-hall students may not be parked elsewhere on the campus between 8.30 am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday. However out-of-hall postgraduate students with registered motor vehicles may use car park 1.

Students living out-of-hall who reside within the LE11 post code area will not in normal circumstances be issued with a parking permit although a permit may be issued on medical grounds if mobility is seriously impeded and the circumstances are supported by appropriate documentation from a medical practitioner. In exceptional circumstances the Security Management Team may allocate a permit to a student with dependants who reside within the described area.

A Temporary permit issued on medical grounds allows a student to park a motor vehicle on any University car park, except in reserved spaces, but does not permit any infringement of Ordinance XXIII or the Traffic and Parking Code.

Short Term Temporary Parking Permits for periods of up to two weeks may be issued on application in exceptional circumstances. Permit issues are subject to the approval of the Security Manager and payment of an administration charge. On payment of the relevant fee a Temporary Parking Permit will allow a student to park a motor vehicle in a University car park (stated on the temporary permit) but does not permit any infringement of Ordinance XXIII or the Traffic and Parking Code.

Permits for evening and weekends may be issued to students, including those living within the LE11 area, allowing those permit holders to park on the campus between 5:30 pm and 8:30 am Monday to Thursday and from 5:30 pm on Friday until 8:30 am on Monday.

Student motor vehicles are not normally allowed within the Student Village unless under the control and direction of University Security Officers.

A Head of Department may apply to the Security Manager for permission for named postgraduate students to use a nominated car park for a specific University purpose.

2.2 Staff and Visitors

Staff and authorised visitors may park registered motor vehicles at any time in an authorised car park except those designated for student use.

2.3. Students and staff are not permitted to park motor vehicles in restricted roads surrounding the University campus when attending campus for University based purposes. (Roads between Forest Road and the campus perimeter in the south and New Ashby Road and estate roads to the north of the campus perimeter.)

3. Unauthorised Motor vehicles

3.1 Undergraduate students are not normally allowed to leave their motor vehicles on University property whilst they are away from the University. Undergraduate students wishing to use car parks during vacations or outside their period of residence in University accommodation must seek permission from the Security Management Team. Any unauthorised undergraduate motor vehicle left on University premises is liable to be removed.

3.2 Any costs incurred by the University in the removal of an abandoned motor vehicle will be charged to the owner of the motor vehicle. If such a motor vehicle is not claimed and removed from the University by the owner within 28 days of notification in writing, the University may dispose of the motor vehicle at its entire discretion and from the proceeds recover the cost of removal and any other expenses. Any costs incurred by the University and not covered by the proceeds may be recovered as a civil debt.

4. Enforcement

Students

4.1 Breaches of this Ordinance or the Traffic and Parking Code at the University shall be regarded as disciplinary offences under Ordinance XVII Conduct and Discipline of Students.

4.2 The Security Manager (or their nominee) may take disciplinary action against students in accordance with Ordinance XVII including exclusion from use of an authorised motor vehicle on the University campus.

Staff

4.3 Staff who commit breaches of Ordinance XXIII or the Traffic and Parking Code may be subject to disciplinary action under the relevant Conditions of Service and/or possible exclusion of vehicular access to Campus.

Visitors to the University

4.4 Visitors to the University who commit breaches of Ordinance XXIII or the Traffic and Parking Code may also be excluded from bringing a motor vehicle onto the campus by on the recommendation of the Security Management team.

Tenants

4.5 Tenants of University premises who commit breaches of Ordinance XXIII or the Traffic and Parking Code may also be excluded from bringing a motor vehicle onto the campus on the recommendation of the Security Management team.

4.6 Escalation and revoking process

Standard Infringement Notice

  1. First infringement - Caution
  2. Second infringement - Caution
  3. Third infringement - Permission to bring a vehicle onto campus revoked for one week.
  4. Fourth infringement - Permission to bring a vehicle onto campus revoked for one month.
  5. Any further infringements - Permission to bring a vehicle onto campus revoked for 12 months and or Disciplinary action may be taken.

Disabled Bay Infringement Notice

  1. First infringement - Revoked for one week
  2. Second infringement - Revoked one month
  3. Any further infringements - Discipline action to be taken.

Speeding Infringement Notice

  1. Speeding on campus: 15 – 29 mph - Caution
  2. Speeding on Campus at 30mph or above - Permission to bring a vehicle onto campus revoked for one week.

5 working days’ notice shall be given on revoking vehicular access so that alternative travel arrangements may be made. If someone has their permit revoked it means that they are not permitted to bring a private vehicle onto campus during the whole period of permit revocation. Infringements are accumulative no matter what type of offence occurs.

4.7 The speed limit on campus is 15m.p.h. Anyone exceeding this may have their permission to use a motor vehicle on campus rescinded.

4.8 Appeals are to be made to Security Service Managers within 5 working days of the notification. If the appeal is not upheld it will be passed to the Security Manager for final adjudication.

5 Registration of Bicycles

5.1 All students and staff using a bicycle on University premises are required to register the bicycle with the University Security Office. The registration is designed to identify the owners of bicycles as an aid to crime prevention and safeguarding of property.

5.2 Registered bicycles will be issued with a unique numbered label which will be affixed to a conspicuous part of the bicycle frame and the details of the owner will be recorded.

6. Amendment of the Traffic and Parking Code

6.1 Amendments to the Code are subject to approval by the Estates Management Committee on behalf of the University Council and Senate.

Staff Parking

Important please note:

Please click here to apply for a parking permit or to amend/cancel an existing permit  https://parkit.lboro.ac.uk

Car parking on campus

The scheme is based on the CO2 emissions of vehicles, but two significant changes have been made:

  • Discounts have been introduced, based on the salary banding of members of staff, and
  • The new charges will be phased in over a three-year period, starting from 1 August 2012.

The new charging structure

From next academic year there will be two types of parking permit – an annual and an occasional user permit.

Full Staff Permit 2016/17

Grades 1 to 3

 CO2 Emissions

 Permit Price

 Under the CarParkingMax Scheme (CPM)

   Less than 
      100
  No charge                          No charge
     100-120      £88.00                          £61.04
     121-140      £88.00                          £61.04
     141-165      £88.00                          £61.04
     166-185      £88.00                          £61.04
     186-225      £88.00                          £61.04
     Over 226      £88.00                          £61.04

Average cost per week 2012/2016 is £1.17

Average cost per week for revised scheme 2016/2020 is £1.69

Grades 4 to 6

 CO2 Emissions

 Permit Price

 Under the CarParkingMax Scheme (CPM)

   Less than 
      100
  No charge                          No charge
     100-120      £122.00                          £85.19
     121-140      £163.00                          £113.59
     141-165      £255.00                          £117.48
     166-185      £306.00                          £212.98
     186-225      £357.00                          £248.47
     Over 226      £408.00                          £283.97

Average cost per week 2012/2016 is £4.06

Average cost per week for revised scheme 2016/2020 is £5.16

Grade 7 

 CO2 Emissions

 Permit Price

 Under the CarParkingMax Scheme (CPM)

   Less than 
      100
  No charge                          No charge
     100-120      £147.00                          £102.31
     121-140      £196.00                          £136.30
     141-165      £306.00                          £212.98
     166-185      £367.00                          £255.57
     186-225      £428.00                          £298.17
     Over 226      £510.00                          £354.96

Average cost per week 2012/2016 is £4.88

Average cost per week for revised scheme 2016/2020 is £6.26

Grade 8

 CO2 Emissions

 Permit Price

 Under the CarParkingMax Scheme (CPM)

   Less than 
      100
  No charge                          No charge
     100-120      £179.00                          £103.53
     121-140      £237.00                          £137.25
     141-165      £367.00                          £212.98
     166-185      £441.00                          £258.10
     186-225      £520.00                          £301.60
     Over 226      £612.00                          £354.96

 

Average cost per week 2012/2016 is £5.88

Average cost per week for revised scheme 2016/2020 is £7.55

You will automatically be opted into the CarParkingMax scheme – an optional salary sacrifice scheme offered by the University, which will allow you to make a saving on the Net cost of the permit. The amount of the saving depends on the carbon emissions of your car and your tax rate. If you do not wish to take this up you will need to ensure that you opt out when reapplying.

You can find out what your car’s emissions levels are at carfueldata.direct.gov.uk

Occasional user credits for 2016-17 will cost:

Grades 1-3
£0.30
Grades 4-6
£0.51
Grade 7
£0.72
Grade 8 & above
£1.07

A comprehensive overview has also been made available online, with a number of questions and answers, which should address many of the queries you may have.

Researchers Parking

Important please note:

Permits for 2016/2017 will be available from 12th September 2016.

 

Important notice to Research Students – car parking permits for 2016-2017

To park on campus you must have a valid permit. Permits are valid from the start of October through to 30 September.

Applications for 2016-2017 can be made from Monday 12 September 2016 and must be “online” only.

Once your application has been approved payment must be made within SEVEN DAYS of approval via the “Online Store”.

The permit will then be ready for collection from the Security Admin Office – Main Gatehouse. The permit must be displayed on the windscreen whilst the vehicle is parked on the University.

There are two types of permit available:-

  • Annual Permit – designed for persons who live in halls or who are travelling in.
  • Occasional User Permit– designed for persons who come to campus 3 days or less per week.
    • One credit equals one day’s parking and a credit is deducted Monday to Friday 6am through to midnight.
    • Credits can be bought in batches of 20. A maximum of 120 credits are allowed in one year.
    • Any credits left at the end of the year are NOT carried over.

If you are applying for a permit from April onwards then you are best to apply for the occasional user permit even if you are coming on 5 days a week.

Access on to campus can be made by any of the entrances. The barriers are activated by the A.N.P.R. system (Automated Number Plate Recognition) system.

You must update your details on the parkit system if you change your vehicle.

You can park in any “staff and visitor” car park.

If your status changes from a researcher to member of staff etc please contact the security admin office so that your details and or permit can be adjusted accordingly.

Gym Membership

There are NO parking rights built in to any gym membership held on campus.

Charging Structure 2015-2016

Annual Permit 

C02 emissions (g/km)Permit categoryPermit Price (£)
<100
1
0
100-139
2
122
140-179
3
163
180-220
4
255
220 plus
5
306

Occasional User Permit

Charge per credit (£)Maximum allowance
51p
120

Charging Structure 2016-2017

Annual Permit 

C02 emissions (g/km)Permit categoryPermit Price (£)
<100
1
0
100-120
2
122
121-140
3
163
141-165
4
255
166-185
5
306
186-225
6
357
226-plus
7
408

Occasional User Permit

Charge per credit (£)Maximum allowance
51p
120

To apply for a Parking Permit Click here »

To pay for the Permit Click here

Student Parking

Important please note:

Permits for 2016/2017 will be available from 22nd August.

Important notice to students - car parking permits for 2016-2017

To park on campus you must have a valid permit (not a visitors permit). Permits are valid from the start of October through to 30 September.

Applications for 2016-2017 can be made from Monday 22 August 2016 and must be “online” only.

Once your application has been approved payment must be made within SEVEN DAYS of approval via the “Online Store”.

The permit will then be ready for collection from the Security Admin Office – Main Gatehouse. The permit must be displayed on the windscreen whilst the vehicle is parked on the University and remain in the designated car park shown on the permit.

There are three types of permit available:

  • Annual Permit – designed for students who live in halls or who are travelling in.
  • Occassional User Permit – designed for students who come to campus 3 days or less per week. One credit equals one day’s parking and can be bought in batches of 25. A maximum of 75 credits are allowed in one year.
  • Evening/ Weekend Permit – designed for students who live in town.

Access on to campus is via the two manned entrances – one based at the East side (off Epinal Way) – one based at the West side ( off Ashby Road). The barriers are activated by the Automated Number Plate Recognition” system.

Please refer below for the different categories regarding qualification for a permit:-

Students In Halls

  • First year students in Halls do not qualify for a permit
  • Returners can only apply for the annual permit
  • If you completed a foundation year at Loughborough you are classed as a returner

Students In UNITE Halls – The Holt, Harry French & William Morris

  • First year students in these Halls must contact Unite Reception regarding parking at these Halls.
  • Returners can only apply for the annual permit. The vehicle must remain parked within the Hall car parks Monday to Friday, but after 5.30pm can park on campus but must be back off campus by 8.30am the following morning. Can park on campus over the weekend

Students Living In Town – LE11 Postcode

  • Qualify for the “Evening/ Weekend” permit only. This allows parking on campus Monday to Friday after 5.30pm until 8.30am the following morning and any time over the weekend
  • Can park in any car park

Students Travelling In From Outside The LE11 Postcode

  • First year and returners can apply for either the full permit or the occasional user permit.

Student Car Parks On Campus

There are three car parks on campus that are available to students:-

Car Park 1 Multi Storey Car Park (West Park)

Car Park 5,13,14 (Central Park)

LUSAD Car Park  (Students Travelling In who are studying Art and Design ONLY)

Gym Membership

There are NO parking rights built in to any gym membership held on campus.

Charging Structure 2016-2017

Annual Permit 

C02 emissions (g/km)Permit categoryPermit Price (£)
<100
1
0
100-120
2
122
121-140
3
163
141-165
4
255
166-185
5
306
186-225
6
357
226+
7
408

Occasional User Permit

Charge per credit (£)Maximum allowance
1.50
75

Evening/Weekend Permit

Cost £60

It is also important for students to note it is compulsory for any student bringing a vehicle to Loughborough (whether they apply for a permit or not) to register it with the University (this is done through the normal registration process).

To apply for a Parking Permit Click here »

To pay for the Permit Click here

Tenants Parking

 

Important please note:

Please click here to apply for a parking permit for 2016/17 or to amend/cancel an existing permit  https://parkit.lboro.ac.uk

 

Visitor Parking System

A new system has been set up within ParkIT to pre-register any visitors you may have. It is hoped the new system will provide a better visitor experience as once registered they will receive a permit to print of before arrival and they will be able to access campus via the ANPR. For the system to work you will need to, where possible, register visitors the day before. If you have anyone who visits regularly you can put them on the system for up to 10 weeks at a time.

  1. Registrations done through https://parkit.lboro.ac.uk
  2. Log In using your University details
  3. Select ‘Apply for Permit’ tab, then select ‘Visitor’ tab.
  4. Fill in required details:
    • Date and time period for visit
    • Name of Visitor and Number of Passengers
    • Purpose of Visit
    • Name of Staff member visiting
    • Department Visiting and Building Name
    • Visitor Email
    • Car Registration
  5. Click proceed and the permit will be generated
  6. For the ANPR to activate details need to be on the system 24hrs in advance of the visit.

This system is available for staff and tenants only.

 

Contact us

Security control room

01509 222141

Security Managers

01509 222115

01509 223750

01509 222140

Admin & reception

Car park permits / lost & found

01509 223751

01509 222143

Emergencies

888 (internal)

0800 526966 (Freephone)