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Lammas Land car park

The Driftway, Newnham Road, Cambridge CB3 9PA

  • 76 spaces, including allocated disabled bays
  • Opening hours and charging periods:
    • 1 April to 31 October: Charges apply from 8am to 10pm – the barrier closes at 10.20pm
    • 1 November to 31 March: Charges apply from 8am to 4pm, then parking is free until the barrier closes at 9pm
  • 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. If you need to park for longer, you must purchase and display a ticket for the remaining time.
  • 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 and could incur a penalty charge.


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

Introduction of charges

Lammas Land car park was free to use until 14 July 2019. 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 introduced pay-and-display parking charges at this car park on 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.

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