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Lammas Land car park

  • 76 spaces, including allocated disabled bays and parent-and-child bays
  • Opening hours:
    • 1 April to 31 October: 10am to 10pm
    • 1 November to 31 March: 10am to 4pm
  • Maximum stay:
    • Monday to Friday: 8 hours
    • Saturday and Sunday: 5 hours
  • Height restriction: 1.98 metres (6 feet, 6 inches)
  • Blue badge holders: Parking is free for the first three hours – you must display your badge and set your time clock
  • Motorcycles: Parking is free in the designated area

An electric barrier is lowered when the car park closes. Any vehicle left inside will be unable to leave until 8am the following morning.

Introduction of charges

Lammas Land car park has always been free to use. Its main use is to provide short-term parking for users of the adjoining public space. There is often high demand for spaces, especially during the summer months when the paddling pool is open.

Due to its proximity to the city centre, some people use it as a long-stay car park. This limits the amount of space available to people who wish to use the park.

Therefore we’re introducing pay-and-display parking charges at this car park from 15 July. The core objective of this change is to enable continued short-term use of the Lammas Land park at a reasonable cost.

Introducing the parking charge is consistent with our citywide parking strategy. The strategy encourages a shift from on-street parking towards off-street parking and use of alternatives to private vehicles. It also seeks to ensure that Cambridge remains an attractive destination for visitors and shoppers.

As with our other car parks, the task of setting parking charges required the balancing of conflicting aims. Introducing the charge is consistent with our objectives of providing high-quality services that offer value for money, and reducing the city’s carbon footprint and congestion.


The car park will remain free-to-use until 14 July – charges will be introduced on 15 July. Also, the car park will open at 8am from this date.

Parking charges – note seasonal opening hours
Day Up to 2 hours Up to 4 hours Up to 5 hours Up to 8 hours
Monday to Friday £2 £5 £10 £20
Saturday and Sunday £2 £4.80 £9 Not allowed – maximum stay is 5 hours

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