Consultation and requests

New requests for parking controls

If you would like to request new parking controls such as permit bays and yellow lines to promote parking for local residents and businesses, please contact the District Council in writing or email to explain the problem and make a request. You will need to provide your name and address to validate your request.

You can find more details on new parking controls that the district council can introduce (including Controlled Parking Zones) on our parking schemes information page.

View current statutory notices of proposed or new traffic orders.

Find details of parking improvement schemes that we have recently introduced.

Public consultation on proposed parking schemes

Three Rivers District Council is currently developing proposals for new parking control schemes in these areas:

Chorleywood area-wide review (21-1)

Rickmansworth West area-wide review (16-2)

Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley (16-1-3)

High Elms Lane, Garston - Proposed Parking and Access Improvements (14-5)

Ebury Road, Rickmansworth - Proposed improvements to parking places

Chorleywood Area-wide Review

We are consulting every address in central Chorleywood until the 19 July 2021, to find out whether local people want improved parking restrictions, such as new permit parking or yellow lines, or changes to current restrictions.

We have sent a survey letter to people in all the streets where we have received a request for new or changed restrictions to find out what they want. We will also be consulting key local groups so that they can help shape any future scheme.
Why are we consulting?
We received requests for new or improved parking restrictions from people in 28 streets, before January this year. We want to know if the community as a whole supports these requests, or not.

Once we have clear confirmation of what people want we will be able to design a basic parking scheme for them to comment on.

If we don’t see clear support for new or changed parking restrictions in a street then it is unlikely that any scheme will be taken forward there.

Parking improvements will be delivered where there is support for them, subject to agreement from the relevant committee (the Infrastructure, Housing and Economic Development Committee) which will consider the results of our surveys).

We will also review the layout and effectiveness of existing Permit Parking Zones (also known as ‘PPZs’ or 'CPZ').

What can you expect?
We will carry out our standard three-stage consultation process to determine what solutions we can provide and what support there is for them.

This will result in consultation on initial and then detailed design plans in streets where there is public support for parking restrictions before any statutory consultation.

We will initially consult addresses in most streets in Chorleywood as they are near to a street where a request is made, or are already in a CPZ, which is to be reviewed.

What happens next?
Consultation will close on the 19 July 2021 and responses will be analysed over the summer. We will report the outcomes to your local Councillors in the Autumn.
Who are we consulting?
This consultation is open to the general public but we are specifically seeking views from people at addresses within the four consultation areas set out below. Many streets are in existing ‘Permit Parking Zones’ (‘PPZs’), which we are also reviewing.

These four surveys are aimed at people whose road does not have Permit Parking (Area 1); people who already have Permit Parking (Area 2); and people in two small areas where we have some specific proposals - Quickley Lane, southern end (Area 3) and Chorleywood Bottom Area 4). 

If your address is outside the consultation boundary (indicated by the blue line on the plan above) and you wish to submit your views, please complete this survey here: Chorleywood Area 1 'General' Survey

Consultation areas
The area we are consulting is shown on the plan below, which also shows which of the four slightly different surveys has been sent to each street. The four areas to which we have sent a dedicated survey are:

Area 1 (addresses in central Chorleywood and Parkfield not currently with Permit Parking. The survey for addresses in this area can be accessed here: Chorleywood Area 1 'General' Survey 

Area 2 (addresses in central Chorleywood in an existing CPZ). The survey for addresses in this area can be accessed here: Chorleywood Area 2 'Existing CPZ' Survey

Area 3 (addresses at the Southern End of Quickley Lane) where parking improvements have been proposed. The survey for addresses in this area can be accessed here: Chorleywood Area 3 'Quickley Lane Southern End' Survey

Area 4 (addresses in the Chorleywood Bottom area) where parking improvements have been proposed. The Survey for addresses in this area can be accessed here: Chorleywood Area 4 'Chorleywood Bottom' Survey

It is important to complete the correct survey for the area that your address is in. if you want to request a paper survey form, please email: quoting reference "21-1 Chorleywood area wide review"

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If you have any queries or comments or if you want to request a paper survey form, please email: quoting reference "21-1 Chorleywood area wide review".

You can also find useful answers to common questions here:

Rickmansworth West area-wide review

We are currently finalising the detailed design plans ahead of a final consultation on the proposed details. Following discussions with local ward councillors, the timescales for this scheme to be progressed have been deferred due to the current circumstances and a decision has been taken not to publish the next stage of consultation until later in 2021. 

A second consultation took place in 2019, seeking the views of local residents and businesses, as well as the general public, on proposed plans to introduce a new permit parking scheme in western Rickmansworth and part of Mill End. This will show where there is strong support for a permit parking scheme and the hours it should operate.

The area where the new parking scheme is proposed includes the streets where respondents to a previous consultation confirmed that there was a parking problem and indicated that they would support new parking controls of some kind. The proposed scheme area (highlighted in blue) and list of streets can be seen below:

Rickmansworth West Stage 2 Constultation Boundary 

  • Berry Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Clarkfield
  • Dellwood
  • Elm Way
  • Field Way
  • Highfield Way
  • Mead Place
  • Mount View
  • Park Way
  • Shepherds Way
  • St Peters Close
  • The Close
  • The Highlands
  • Uxbridge Road
  • West Way

You can view the proposed indicative plans here.

What is proposed and how would it work?

The proposal would be expected to improve parking in the area by prioritising on-street parking for local people by restricting parking to vehicles displaying a permit. This would promote easier, safer parking for residents, local employees, shoppers and visitors.

It would improve the local environment for everyone, including for people who do not drive but who are affected by parking, for example where it obstructs footways or blocks sightlines making it harder to cross the road.

As you will see on the proposed plan, every road in the scheme area would be subject to parking controls during the same hours. This means that anyone needing to park at that time would need a permit, or to pay-and-display. Permits would be available to people at local residential addresses and a variety of other permits would allow other people who need to park locally.

You can find ot what a Permit Parking Zone looks like on our New Parking Schemes information page and find more details of how permit parking works to make parking easier for local people here Permit Parking Measures - Frequent Questions.

Next stage

A detailed design is being prepared, based on the feedback from surveys in 2019. Following discussions with local ward councillors, the timescales for this scheme to be progressed have been deferred due to the current circumstances and a decision has been taken not to publish the next stage of consultation until later in 2021, to give the public an opportunity to submit any final comments before a formal Traffic Order is proposed.

Parsonage Close proposed parking scheme, Abbots Langley

The District Council carried out surveys seeking views on a proposed design to address current parking problems in Parsonage Close and the eastern part of Abbots Road in the Spring of 2018.

The relevant committee has now determined that no further scheme will be progressed in Parsonage Close and Abbots Road, except for:

      • Double yellow lines around the junction of Abbots Road (NE-SW arm) with Abbots Road (NW-SE arm) to a distance of ten metres in each direction (around two car-lengths) to protect visibility for people walking, cycling or driving around this junction;
      • Proposed double yellow lines in the Parsonage Close garage site and its access road, including the turning head at the western end of this road, to prohibit dangerous and obstructive parking and to make it easier and safer for drivers to turn around at the end of the road by keeping the turning head clear of parked vehicles.

You can view the proposed plan here. A formal Traffic Order will be advertised in late 2020.

Various minor parking improvements

The District Council is shortly to carry out surveys, to address current parking problems in roads in parts of Chorleywood. These include:

      • Quickley Lane
      • Chorleywood Bottom
      • Commongate Road

If you would like more information, please contact the District Council in writing or email

High Elms Lane, Garston - Proposed Parking and Access Improvements

The District Council has proposed a new parking control scheme on this busy road, where competing demands for parking and access to the large schools and other facilities have led to complex parking and loading problems.

The proposal, which can be viewed here, is intended to keep this road clear of parked vehicles, to provide as much safe and useful parking as possible and to make it easy for drivers to drop off and collect students from the schools (as well as providing short-stay parking during the day for visitors to the schools and Crematorium).

The current proposal would involve some physical reconstruction of the road to provide a small amount of all-day parking (11 bays), with 74 bays limited to 20 minutes waiting (before 9am and after 3pm). Between 9am and 3pm, 66 of these bays will be available for short-stay parking (up to 90 minutes) aimed at users of the Crematorium. There are currently only 44 bays where parking is safe and does not cause obstruction.

The District Council is currently considering the comments received during the recent consultation.

If you have any queries or other comments, please email stating the scheme reference number above.

What happens next?

All comments received will now be reviewed and taken into account prior to any decision on changes to the current parking arrangements. Any changes are contingent on approval from the local Highway Authority and are not expected to be introduced until at least 2020-21. All decisions on proposed parking schemes are taken by the District Council.