Car park enforcement

The University has adopted new car park management technology. This will provide improved flexibility and control of the car parks in line with University, public and commercial sector practices.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras ‘read’ vehicle number plates and compare against a database of permit holders and/or drivers using Pay-to-Park- (PTP). Parking Charge Notices (PCN’s) are automatically issued to non-registered vehicles through DVLA information. A 30-minute drop-off period will facilitate deliveries, drop-offs and taxis to enter campus for this short stay period.

The service provider is Car Park Partnership (CPP) who administer permits, payments, charge notices and associated fines, and the servicing and maintenance of the equipment. The service is managed by CPP in line with this policy and under contract with the University.

CPP are a British Parking Association ‘BPA’ accredited member, the body which governs the sector code for parking on private land.

Parking infringements will be enforced by CPP. Parking Charge Notices (PCN) will be issued by CPP to the value of £70, reducing to £35 for payment within 14 days.

Car parks will be monitored on a regular basis to ensure authorised permit holders are parking within marked parking bays. PCNs will be issued for parking on yellow lines, outside of bays, in hatched areas, in unmarked areas and on verges, grassed areas, etc. This will incur the same charge as above.

If you have received a PCN and you wish to issue an appeal, you can find details of the process on the reverse of your notice. Alternatively, you can appeal the issuance of a PCN by visiting the CPP Driver Portal.

Staffordshire University is not authorised to deal with queries or appeals relating to PCNs issued by CPP. For further information, please contact CPP directly.

Parking infringements or complaints for third party car parks are managed by Stoke City Council (for Wharf/Station Car Park West) or Beacon Group (for Beacon).

For other queries relating to CPP and PCNs please refer to the FAQs section of the CPP website.

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