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New Ilkley parking scheme goes live Monday

It's two years since Bradford Council commissioned an independent parking review in town, phase one of Ilkley’s new parking scheme will go live on Monday, 29 July, and features residents zone parking permits, long and short stay pay and display on street parking (Mon to Sun), more disabled parking bays in the town centre and a new railway station taxi rank.

Parking is free for the first 30 minutes, a ticket is still needed, and pay and display machines only accept payment in cash.  Parking can be paid for using the Phone and Pay mobile app, transaction charges apply.


Bradford Council has issued special permits to support those who work in the town centre, assigned to one street - a council spokesperson has said if that street is fully occupied, special permits may temporarily be used in a residents only parking area on the nearest road where spaces are available.  Officers will log your location and place an information notice to confirm on your vehicle.  Please be advised however that failure to attempt to park in your allocated street, or one with capacity nearby, may result in the issue of a Penalty Charge Notice. Special permits are not valid in pay and display areas.

Zone maps can be downloaded by clicking on the relevant letter A - B - C - D - E  

Any resident issued with a 'central zone' permit may park in any zone, this covers the area where there is no reserved on-street residents parking (not covered by zones A-E),

Car parking charges have also been introduced at the smaller Railway Road and Wharfe View Road car parks - but not at the Lido yet.  There is now a £1 charge to park in the main South Hawksworth Street car park and the smaller two between 6pm and midnight.


View the Ilkley car park charges here.

Downloadable files below:

A large pdf file of the full overview of the new scheme - download.


Original Steer Davies Gleave report on behalf of Bradford Council - download.

Report to the Council Executive following the public consultation - download 

More information about residents, visitors and special permits can be found on the council website.

If you have any questions please contact Bradford Council: Phone : 01274 434300 Email :

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