University of Derby Kedleston Road Parking

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University of Derby Kedleston Road Parking

University of Derby Kedleston Road Parking, I have been able to renew my permit in previous years why can’t I this year?

The number of spaces available for student parking at Kedleston Rd has been reduced this year therefore it has been necessary to apply a strict criteria when assessing a persons need to park on site. Because of the change in criteria we have asked that any student who feels that they have an exceptional need to park atr Kedleston Road make a brand new application

What criteria do I need to meet?

To be eligible you will fall into one of the following categories:

  1. You need a permit on medical grounds or are disabled but do not have a Blue Badge (You will need to provide evidence such as a Doctor’s Letter) If you are a Blue Badge holder click here
  2. You are more than 25 weeks Pregnant (We will need to see your MatB1)
  3. You are a Part Time Student and are studying around work or external commitments (We will check your status upon application. Part Time recovery students are not eligible)
  4. If you are full time and live more than 15miles away during term time and either have children under the age of 11 and or have caring responsibilities (We will ask for evidence of your circumstances)

How much will it cost?

The Kedleston Road permit is free. But you must pay and display when using the car park. Costs to pay and display are £2.50 for up to 4 hours and £5.00 over 4 hours

Parking is free after 4.30pm on weekdays and free all day at weekends.

Blue Badge holders and Motorcycles are free

Failure to pay and display may result in you being issued with a parking fine and in extreme cases, we reserve the right to revoke your permit.

I have a Kedleston Road parking permit, can I park at other sites?

There’s no student parking at either Britannia Mill or Markeaton Street sites with the exception of Blue Badge Holders. Students who have permits must park at the Kedleston Road site only and either catch a shuttle bus or walk between sites.

Do Motorbikes need permits to park at University Sites?

No, motorbikes do not need a permit and are free to come on to site, using the designated parking shelters provided. Motorbike users will not need to pay and display either. Currently, lockers are available to motorcyclists to store your helmet and kit at Kedleston Road from the transport office for a refundable £20 key deposit. We recommend you visit the Motorcycle pages for further information.

I have a permit for Kedleston Road car park, do I always need to pay & display?

Yes, between 8am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.  You don’t need to pay after 4:30pm or at weekends.  Please display your parking permit, as well as your pay & display ticket.  Without these, you risk being issued with a parking fine.

Why do I need to pay and display at Kedleston Road if I have a permit?

The charges are driven by the need to keep public transport costs lower than car parking. Any surplus income will be declared and reinvested into public transport and other travel plan measures, which will help make alternatives to the car more widely available to people who are travelling to University sites.

What happens if I don’t pay and display?

If you don’t have a valid permit or are not displaying a pay and display ticket you will receive a Parking Enforcement Notice (PEN). The notice carries a £80.00 cost reduced to £40.00 if paid within 14 days. Details of methods of payments will be included with the Parking Enforcement Notice.

What happens if I do not have the right change to put in the Pay Machine?

Please ask the car park attendant who will be only too happy to help (or you can pay by phone – please see signs for details).

What can I do if I can’t afford the car parking charges at Kedleston Road?

We recommend that you seek financial advice from our Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART).  They are available on the phone between 10am-11am & 1pm-2pm (Monday – Friday, during Teaching Weeks).  Alternatively, you can email them: book an appointment by contacting 01332 593000 for 1-2-1 support.

Please be aware that the Car Parks (at all sites) are free to use after 4:30pm and free to use at weekends.

Why can’t full time students park on-site?

Car park spaces are limited and are will be prioritsed for disabled students / part time students and those who meet our set criteria for a permit.  We have provided information on parking alternatives that you can see here

My friend has a permit, why can’t I have one?

For full time students, we assess your eligibility to park on site and prioritise these against the needs of others.  Everybody’s circumstances will be different and we try to accommodate as best we can, being as fair as we can.  You can find details of our eligibility criteria here

If you have submitted your parking application for a Kedleston Road permit and it has been rejected, you can appeal this decision by supplying new evidence to us.

To discuss your circumstances in more detail with an Advisor, please pop in to your nearest Student Centre or, at busier times, get in touch on 01332 591066 or email