Staff parking

Staff meeting the required criteria may apply for a permit. The issue of a car parking permit authorises the holder to park on campus but does not guarantee nor infer a right to a parking space.

Applications are made through the Car Parking Partnership (CPP) portal. Permit holders can register their primary and a secondary car, but only bring one onto campus at any time. Permit holders must update car details if they change cars or are issued a hire/loan car at any point during the year, to avoid receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

Permits are in operation for 12 months, with payment on a quarterly basis. Staff therefore have the opportunity to cease payment after one, two, three, or four quarters revoking their permit accordingly.

You can log into your existing account to edit vehicle and personal details (address, name, phone number only), but not a change in personal medical conditions or business requirements.

Appeals against a permit rejection are made directly to CPP for review by the University.

Our Stafford campus has limited car parking spaces and we encourage the use of public transport and offer a free to use shuttle service from Stafford train station.

The University offers Stafford campus staff a limited number of overflow car parking spaces at the New Beacon Group sports centre. It is then a short walk (15 minutes) to the Stafford campus.

You can view alternative arrangements in the Pay-to-Park (PTP) visitors’ section of this policy.

Permit criteria overview
CategoryEvidence to be provided in the application process

Blue Badge holders

Government Blue Badge permit number or for applications pending an outcome, the reference number.

Other Accessibility needs; defined as a permanent or temporary medical condition that impedes mobility to the extent of requiring parking within a University yellow bay as part of a work-place reasonable adjustment.

Staff with a specifically identified reasonable adjustment, as recognised by an existing Occupational Health report, or as part of the Sickness Return to Work process, held on record by HR. Staff with undisclosed/ unrecorded mobility issues should seek guidance from their HR Advisor as to potential assessment needs.

University Security & Cleaners on Night-Shift Contracts

Validation via the Director of Estates & Commercial Services.

Commuters; defined as living >two miles from campus.

Staff living <two miles can successfully appeal by providing validated evidence that they are unable to travel to work by a combination of walking and public transport within 60 minutes.

This will be automatically assessed using on-line tools at the point of application via the CPP portal. Applicants can check eligibility at

The distance calculated is 'as the crow flies' and not the driving or walking distance.

Staff who are involved in placements.

To highlight on application. Service to verify.

Essential Inter-Site Travel, requiring one or more visits per month between any combination of Stoke / Stafford / Shrewsbury / Litchfield per month as part of their defined job role.

To highlight on application. Service to verify.

Exceptional Circumstances Appeals outlining exceptional circumstances may be considered by exception by the Policy Sponsor (in conjunction with the Deputy Director of HR).

Exceptional circumstances may be reviewed by members of Executive. These are by exception only.

Permit payments

There is no additional charge for a multi-site permit for staff with frequent inter-site travel needs. Non-permit holders with an infrequent travel need to Stafford or Stoke may use the Pay-to-Park function and reclaim the cost as part of their expense claim for the journey. Payment is by card direct to Car Parking Partnership (CPP).

Payment is quarterly, with reminders issued by CPP by email to permit holders. Permits remain valid subject to payment of each quarter.

Permit fees
Permit type2020/20212021/2022

Staff Permit

 £30 per quarter

  £30 per quarter

Blue Badge holders

 £30 per quarter


Apply for a parking permit using the CPP Parking Portal.

All users will need to display their Blue Badges in their windscreens when on campus when parking in accessible spaces.

Cleaners & Security Staff on Night Shift Contracts

 £10 per quarter

  £10 per quarter

Temporary Staff and Associate / Visiting Lecturers permit

  £30 per quarter

  £30 per quarter

Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) Staff

Apply for both University permit plus RSH permit and reclaim the difference

Apply for both University permit plus RSH permit and reclaim the difference

Blue Badge and supported accessibility permits

Blue Badge and supported accessibility (yellow bays) are provided in each car park. A Blue Badge does not guarantee a dedicated space in a specific zone.

Applicants with a temporary mobility impairment requirement, may apply for a Supported Accessibility permit to qualify to park within the yellow bays.

All accessible parking spaces are reserved at all times for use by Blue Badge holders and University Temporary Accessible Permit holders.

Blue Badge holders must display their Blue Badge to park in an accessible parking bay.

Unauthorised parking in the yellow bays will result in a Parking Charge Notice and a fine issued.

Recent changes to the Government Blue Badge scheme now include certain non-visible disabilities including autism and some mental health conditions. Drivers within this category should review the Government Scheme and apply accordingly if they believe they qualify. Guidance is available on the website:

On evidence of a pending application for a Blue Badge, an (electronic) temporary permit will be available as part of the University Permit Application Process. If such individuals do not qualify for a Blue Badge they should seek support from AccessAbility Services or through their HR Advisor in the first instance to support any broader reasonable adjustments. Permits are chargeable.

Temporary Accessibility issues

Staff experiencing a change in personal accessibility due to a medical condition may qualify for a temporary Accessible permit. This will be in exceptional cases where walking distances are significantly restricted due to the medical condition. Applicants will flag this on their application form (or reapply if their condition changes in year). Permits are chargeable.

Electric Vehicle Charging at the University

The University has 30 double charging points run by Vend Electric across our campuses.  These are accessible to Staffordshire University students and staff only, and are not open to the public. University EV Charging Points operate on a Pay As You Go basis.

How to register for Electric Vehicle Charging
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