Minor Amendments to the University Parking Policy

All those who use parking facilities at the University are advised that the University of Lincoln Parking Policy has received minor amendments to provide clarification on the following areas:
• Visitor Parking
• Permit Display
• Coaches, HGVs and Minibuses

Staff are advised to familiarise themselves with the following amendments made to the University Parking Policy:


Visitor parking is extremely limited and is available only to those visiting UoL in an official capacity on university business. Visitor parking must be booked via the Estates Support Desk a minimum 24 hours in advance by a member of staff from the college or professional services department sponsoring the visit. A vehicle registration number (VRN) should be supplied at the time of booking for each individual vehicle coming to park. VRNs are how vehicles are identified and failure to provide this information may result in a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) being issued. The Estates Support team should be made aware of any changes to visitor VRNs as soon as possible to avoid a PCN.

A maximum of 5 visitor bays may be booked by a college or professional services department on any given day and bookings may be made up to one month in advance of the requirement. Designated visitor bays are marked with the letter V and the bay number. Visitors holding a disabled badge may use any disabled parking bay on the proviso visitor parking has been pre-booked and a disabled badge is clearly displayed in the vehicle. Any person entitled to hold a UoL parking permit or purchase UoL scratch cards is not entitled to use visitor parking bays.

Enforcement Parking

Enforcement patrols are conducted 24/7 by University Security staff and UK CPS enforcement staff and PCNs will be issued in respect of any vehicle parked in contravention of this policy. A PCN could be issued for any of the following contraventions of the parking policy (although not limited to):

  • A vehicle entering the car parks for a greater period than the designated 20-minute ‘drop off period’, without having a valid parking permit registered to the registration number of the vehicle or paying the daily parking charge via the online parking management system.
  • A vehicle parked outside or not wholly within the confines of a designated marked bay.
  • A vehicle parked in the incorrect category of parking bay or failure to display the requisite permit for the category of bay used.
  • A vehicle parked in a disabled bay, without having a disabled badge and UoL permit clearly visible in the vehicle.
  • A vehicle parked in a pre-booked visitor bay without the vehicle being registered as a visitor.
  • A vehicle parked in a standard bay without a UoL permit with all details clearly visible in the vehicle.

The University does not have the authority to revoke PCNs issues by UK CPS enforcement staff and will not support appeals unless the notice has been issued in error. The appeals process for the PCNs is outlined via the issuer’s terms and conditions. Anyone using the University car parks are expected to behave in a reasonable and responsible manner showing due consideration to other users. Persistent offences may result in the withdrawal of a parking permit.

Coaches, HGVs and Minibuses

Other than the event parking bays located between LAC and PDW, which are restricted for use by coaches and large vehicles directly supporting events at the LAC and The Engine Shed, there is no parking provision for coaches, HGVs or any vehicle that will not fit within the confines of visitor parking bays. Coach drop-off bays are located outside the Sports Centre and between LAC and PDW. Minibuses may use visitor parking bays on the proviso they are pre-booked, and the minibus will fit safely within a visitor bays. Long wheelbase minibuses should be booked into the larger visitor bays at the rear of the Sports Centre. Please note, the area between LAC and PDW is the designated bus stop for the university shuttlebus service, Campus Linc, and should only be used by coaches or vehicles for dropping off, and not for waiting/parking in for any length of time.

Further parking information and policy details can be accessed via https://lncn.ac/parking