Simplified Parking Permits to be introduced by MVDC with special traders permit for Bookham

Message from MVDC

Simplified Parking Permits Coming Soon to Mole Valley Residents

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) are introducing a new, simplified structure for off-street parking permits across the district, reducing 14 available options to 4. Residents can choose from Gold, Silver, Bronze and Concessionary permits.

The new scheme is being introduced to create a transparent and equitable approach. It will remove anomalies that meant near neighbours had vastly different off-street permit prices and it will reduce the range of permits available from 14 to 4.  At the same time, the new scheme will reduce the overall cost of a parking permit for the majority of Mole Valley residents and small businesses.

Depending on individual needs and preferences, residents and businesses have a choice of:

  • Gold permits: allowing all residents and businesses to park in any Mole Valley long stay car park - £1075 per annum 
  • Silver permits: for Mole Valley residents and small businesses - £675 per annum
  • Bronze permits: for off-peak customers and low paid workers - £175 per annum
  • Concessionary permits: for school and nursery drop-off and collection - £50 for 5 years

All permits can be purchased quarterly, monthly, or pro-rata (for certain days of the week) at no additional cost, and it’ll be quick and easy to apply. The permits will be available from the end of March 2022.

Bookham Traders Permit

The Bookham Traders parking permit will enable holders to park in Lower Shott car park, Monday to Saturday.

Twenty permits are available at a price of £150 each per annum, on a first-come, first served basis, to those who work within a shop or business in Bookham Village Centre.

Councillor Clayton Wellman, Cabinet Member for Sustainable Economy and Security said, “I’m really pleased with the new parking permits scheme that offers the very best value possible. Permits will be hundreds of pounds cheaper for the majority of residents and local businesses, and the system will be fair, transparent and easier to understand. The permits will also offer a new flexible approach, delivering further options and savings for those who want to pay in increments that suit them, or who only need a permit for certain days of the week to suit their working arrangements.

“The system will also be much easier to use, with a new interface and the ability to self-serve coming soon. We'll be introducing ‘virtual permits’, using less paper and resources, and allowing easier administration.” 


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