Park and ride
We have an overflow Park and Ride car park on Lower Bristol Road, with a shuttle bus service running between Lower Bristol Road and Newton Park.
- Park and Ride timetable (pdf)
Please familiarise yourself with these terms and conditions to avoid parking infringements that could result in penalties or damage our close relationships with the local community.
We’re fortunate in having designated car parking areas within walking distance of all our main academic and residential buildings. However, on-site parking is limited and consequently parking on the University's campuses is a privilege and not a right.
We have an overflow Park and Ride car park on Lower Bristol Road, with a shuttle bus service running between Lower Bristol Road and Newton Park.
The University employs CCTV, a parking enforcement officer and an Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system at its Newton Park Campus to assist with the enforcement of parking terms and conditions, as well as for general safety and security purposes.
Students, staff and visitors should not park in residential areas adjacent to our campuses, particularly near Newton Park, where overflow parking is available at a more suitable and convenient location: our off-site park and ride location on Lower Bristol Road.
If you have any queries regarding these terms and conditions or any other matters relating to parking, please direct them to the University’s dedicated parking email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the interests of safety and to allow free movement of vehicles within the car parks and access to buildings, vehicle owners must park only in authorised areas and the regulations identified in this document must be abided by at all times.
Alternative modes of transport to the University Campuses are encouraged. The U5 bus service runs directly into Bath City Centre. The U6 bus service runs between Oldfield Park and Newton Park during term time.
Students can apply for a permit as part of the registration process, or via the AppHub using the links in 'Registration' once their term time address has been confirmed. Staff should use the Vehicle Registration Form.
We don’t provide a car parking space for all potential users and having a permit does not guarantee you to a parking space.
Parking Terms and Conditions are in force 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. Any breach of these conditions will result in the vehicle driver or owner of the vehicle being issued with a Parking Charge Notice and may result in the Vehicle Parking Permit being withdrawn immediately, if necessary, by the University.
An immediate ban from parking on site for the remainder of the academic year will be received by any permit holder found parked in a space designated for those with disabilities, on the zig-zag lines approaching zebra crossings, on zebra crossings, in bus stops, clearly marked loading bays, or the main road such that vehicular and pedestrian access is restricted.
Failure to abide by these Terms and Conditions for motor vehicle parking may result in the withdrawal of the Motor Vehicle Parking Permit. Not displaying a valid University Motor Vehicle Parking Permit may also result in the suspension or withdrawal of parking privileges.
Parking in Residential areas has become an issue of great inconvenience and frustration to local residents.
As a responsible neighbour, Bath Spa University expects that students and staff adhere to our parking Terms and Conditions and park their cars in designated University car parks, or find alternative methods of travel to campus.
In all cases where cars are parked illegally Bath Spa University will support local residents, the Police and local authorities to take all reasonable and legal measures against motorists that infringe parking restrictions.
Within this document reference to:
1.1 The University allows the Permit Holder to access and use the Campuses and Car Parks in accordance with these Terms and Conditions, in return, the Permit Holder must abide by and perform the obligations under the Conditions and indemnify the University for any damage that the Permit Holder causes while in the Car Park.
1.2 The decision of the University to permit anyone to enter any Campus is final. In the case of Corsham Court, only Staff are permitted to park on campus (subject to these Terms and Conditions).
1.3 The Newton Park Campus is shown on Plan 1, Sion Hill Campus is shown on Plan 2 and Corsham Court is shown on Plan 3.
1.4 Vehicles must only be parked in designated parking spaces as shown in the Terms and Conditions Plans (see link below) or as otherwise clearly signed by the University, the only exception being Liveried Bath Spa University Vehicles in the exceptional circumstances set out in 6.1 below.
1.5 Motorcycles and scooters should be parked in designated motorcycle parking areas or, if space is unavailable within these, in general car parking bays. They must not be parked on footpaths or other pedestrian areas unless otherwise agreed by the University.
1.6 If a driver has any doubt whether the location they propose to park is permitted, they should not park there until they have checked with Security or the attached plans to ascertain whether it is a valid parking space. A driver observing that another vehicle has been parked in a location, and has not received a PCN, should never assume parking in that location is acceptable.
1.7 Unless otherwise authorised by the University, all motor vehicles (with the exception of motorcycles/scooters and Liveried University vehicles) parked or loading/unloading on the Campuses must display a valid Bath Spa University Parking Permit, which can be a:
1.8 Motorcycles and scooters owners are required apply for a valid permit so they are registered with University; however it is not a requirement that permits are displayed on motorcycles or scooters.
1.9 A Validation Ticket is valid for any campus on the day of purchase if supported by an official Validation Permit (see paragraph 1.8 above). For the avoidance of doubt, a Validation Ticket on its own (i.e. without a Validation Permit) does not constitute a valid permit allowing users to park on the campus.
1.10 A Corsham Court Validation Parking Permit is accepted at all sites where Pay and Display is in operation (Newton Park, Sion Hill, and Corsham Court). The parking area at Corsham Court in which these permits can be used is located behind the post office, where parking restrictions are enforced by Wiltshire County Council. Please be aware that a Corsham Court Validation Parking Permit must be accompanied by a Validation Ticket, which can be purchased from the pay and display machines in the car park. No other Validation Parking Permit (Student or Staff) will be accepted at Corsham Court.
1.11 Staff Permits are valid for use at any Campus (i.e. a Permit issued to Newton Park Staff is valid for use at Sion Hill and/or Corsham Court and vice versa). Student Permits are only valid at Sion Hill or Newton Park.
1.12 Permits must be clearly displayed in the front windscreen of the vehicle. For the avoidance of doubt, it is the driver’s responsibility to display a valid permit – it is not the University’s or the Parking Enforcement Officers responsibility to check if a vehicle not displaying a permit has been issued with one.
1.13 All of the Permits must be clearly visible. If any part of the Permit is obscured in any way so the information contained on it or the validity of the Permit is unclear, then the vehicle shall be treated as not displaying a valid Permit.
1.14 Students that live in University managed accommodation are not permitted to park or bring vehicles onto the Campuses at any time, unless they have been approved for a Disability Parking Permit / Special Circumstance.
1.15 Students that live in University postcode restricted areas (BA1-1, BA1-2, BA1-3 and
BA2-3) as shown on Plan 10 are not permitted to park or bring vehicles onto the Campuses at any time unless they are a Disability Parking Permit holder, or the University has agreed to provide a Student Parking Permit due to exceptional circumstances.
1.16 Persons wishing to park a non-University liveried vehicle overnight must ensure the car has a valid permit, notify Security (contact details: Tel: 01225 875555 email: email@example.com) in writing or by email (giving a reasonable notice period and ensuring that confirmation of receipt by Security is obtained prior to the overnight parking), and provide vehicles details, including registration number, make, model, and colour of the vehicle. They must follow any instructions given by Security regarding where the vehicle should or should not be left.
1.17 The University does not guarantee access to individual bays nor does a permit guarantee the holder a parking space on campus. Parking on the Campuses is done so entirely at the owner's risk, the University accepts no responsibility for any theft of vehicles, or any loss from, or damage to vehicles parked on the Campuses. The University is not liable for personal injury or death other than that resulting out of the University’s negligence.
1.18 Persons parking on Campuses are requested to respect other drivers, adhere to signage, and park in designated bays while on Campuses.
1.19 The University may:
All students eligible to park on University Campuses need to obtain and display a valid permit (see paragraph 1.10 above). Students are those who are attending the University (any campus) on a course of study.
2.1.1 A student parking permit will be valid at the Newton Park and Sion Hill campuses.
2.1.2 To park at Newton Park and Sion Hill, Corsham Court students will require an appropriate permit and will be subject to the same restrictions as Newton Park and Sion Hill students.
2.1.3 Unless prior written authorisation is obtained from the University, eligible students are only permitted to park in General Parking Bays or, in the case of Disability Parking Permit holders, in either General Parking Bays or Disability Bays.
2.1.4 Car Share permits are available for Students who have elected to change their travel habits and start sharing their car journey to the University with other Bath Spa University permit holders and can be applied for by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
3.1.1 All University Staff are required to obtain and display a valid Staff Permit
3.1.2 Unless prior written authorisation is obtained from the University, Staff are only permitted to park in General Parking Bays or, in the case of Disability Parking Permit holders, in either General Parking Bays or Disability Bays, or car sharing bays (for those with Staff Car Share Parking Permits.
3.1.3 A group of between 2 to 4 drivers may purchase a Staff Car Sharing Parking Permit with each member of the group paying a reduced fee of 0.2% for their permit. The permit will be displayed in the car driven to campus alongside the Staff Parking Permit.
3.1.4 Only one car from the registered car sharing group may park on campus using the Car Share Permit at any one time. The University’s Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system will be used to monitor the car sharing system, and any group not using the Staff Car Share Parking Permit in the spirit in which it is intended will have the permit removed.
3.1.5 Cars displaying a Staff Car Share Parking Permit can park in preferential car share bays only when car sharing (see Parking Bay Definitions below), General Parking Bays or, in the case of Disability Parking Permit holders, in Disability Bays.
Visitors need to stop at Security on arrival to the campus, and then purchase and display a valid Pay and Display Ticket. Visitors with a pre-provided Authorised Visitor Parking Permit may not need to obtain a Pay and Display Ticket, but need to clearly display the Authorised Visitor Parking Permit in their car.
4.2 Visitors to Sion Hill are required to obtain and display a valid Visitor Parking Permit, which will either be pre-issued by the University or can be obtained from the Sion Hill reception. Visitors without a Visitor Parking Permit must adhere to the Pay and Display, purchasing a Pay and Display Ticket.
4.3 It is the responsibility of the Bath Spa University Staff hosting visitors to ensure the visitors are made aware of the University’s Parking Terms and Conditions, in particular the need to park in appropriate parking bays and to clearly display their permit or Pay and Display Ticket. Hosting Staff are also responsible for providing their visitor with an Authorised Visitor Permit, or ensure they are made aware of the need to display a valid Pay and Display Ticket. The University will not waiver Parking Charge Notices given to visitors for not displaying a valid permit and/or for not parking in accordance with these terms and conditions.
4.4 Unless prior written authorisation is obtained from the University, visitors are only permitted to park in:
5.1 Contractors are deemed as persons paid to work at the Campus by a third party or are delivering or collecting goods from the University, and are not directly employed by the University. Contractors are required to comply with the Contractors Rules and Regulations in force at the time of their visit, details of which will be provided by the University when appointing any contractor.
5.2 All contractors’ vehicles are required to display either:
6.1 Bath Spa University Liveried Vehicles are required to comply with the University’s Code of Conduct for Liveried Vehicles. This allows for the parking of Liveried Vehicles outside of marked bays, but only for the purpose of carrying out University duties that genuinely require the vehicle to be parked close to a place of work, and only when a Liveried Vehicle Bay or General Parking Bay is not available within a reasonable distance of the place of work.
7.1 Staff who have not obtained a Blue Badge, but who consider they have mobility issues (either permanent or temporary) that require them to park close to the place they work can apply to the University for a Disability Permit. The University will consider such applications and may issue a Bath Spa University Disability Parking Permit if it considers it to be necessary.
7.2 Although Blue Badge holders are automatically eligible for a Staff Disability Parking Permit, the University still requires their details to be registered on the system; therefore, the application process must be completed.
7.3 Unless otherwise authorised, Bath Spa University Disability Parking Permit holders and Blue Badge holders disability permit are only permitted to park in General Parking Bays or Disability Parking Bays.
8.1 Loading Bays not designated for Bath Spa University Liveried Vehicles can also be used by those with a Temporary Loading Permit (in addition to a valid Bath Spa University Parking Permit), which at Newton Park will either be issued by Main House reception or by the Department responsible for the loading bay as indicated by signage. At Sion Hill these will either be issued by reception or by the Department responsible for the loading bay as indicated by signage.
9.1 Plan 1 provides an overview of parking bays on the Newton Park Campus and Parking Plans 4 to 8 show the location and type of all parking bays on the Newton Park Campus from March 2015.
9.2 Plan 2 provides an overview of parking bays on the Sion Hill Campus and Parking Plans 9 to 10 show the location and type of all parking bays on the Sion Hill Campus.
9.3 Plan 3 provides an overview of parking areas at the Corsham Court campus.
9.4 Each type of parking bay and the nature of its use is defined below:
10.1 Parking Enforcement operations within the Campuses are undertaken in accordance with the British Parking Association (BPA) code of practice.
10.2 The University reserves the right for it, a member of Security (Security Officer), or its appointed Parking Enforcement Contractor to issue a notice for failure to comply with these Conditions (a Parking Charge Notice - PCN), or to take whatever lawful steps it sees fit to address any vehicle that is parked in contravention of the Bath Spa University Parking Terms and Conditions and/or is believed to be abandoned and/or is deemed to be causing obstruction, nuisance and/or danger.
10.3 Vehicles will be deemed to have infringed Parking Conditions if they are:
10.4 Any breach of these parking conditions leaves the driver of the vehicle liable to the
issue of a PCN by either a member of Security (Security Officer), or by a member of Staff permitted to issue PCNs, or by the Parking Enforcement Contractor.
10.5 The PCN gives the driver details of the breach and an opportunity to discharge the debt (the Parking Contravention Charge) by payment to the nominated Parking Enforcement Contractor.
10.6 A PCN may be issued by nominated University and Security staff, however, all follow up action including payment collection and appeal management, is dealt with by Bath Spa University’s nominated Parking Enforcement Contractor, details of which can be found on the PCN.
10.7 A parking Contravention Charge of £70.00 will be levied against those parking on the Campus other than in accordance with the University’s terms and conditions, however this will be reduced by 50% if paid within fourteen calendar days of the notice being issued.
10.8 When infringements are considered to be of a serious nature including, but not restricted to, parking in a location that compromises the safety of others, and the non-payment of outstanding Parking Contravention Charges, the University reserves the right to address them by any actions lawfully available to it at that time.
10.9 Revenue received by the University from parking charges may be used to fund the University’s Parking Policies and other transport measures associated with the University, for example bus services. Any revenue received not used for this purpose will be transferred to the Student Experience Fund.
10.10 The University and its nominated Parking Enforcement Contractor reserve the right to contact the DVLA to obtain the registered keepers details of any vehicles parked on University property. Should the driver of a car issued with a PCN not be identifiable, then the Parking Charge Notice will be issued to the vehicle owner.
11.1 In the event of a dispute over the issue of a Parking Charge Notice, the driver has a right of appeal via the nominated Parking Enforcement Contractor; full details can be found on the Parking Charge Notice.
11.2 All appeals may be subject to consideration by the University at the request of the recipient.
11.3 If the driver is unhappy with the decision of the nominated Parking Enforcement Contractor, they can also appeal through POPLA, an independent appeals service provided by funding from the parking industry.
To apply for a parking permit you can apply when completing your course enrolment if you are a student (or via The Hub at a later date). For staff you apply via the Vehicle Registration System.
To apply for a parking permit you should access the Vehicle Registration System with your BSU login credentials.
There are two options for visitor parking – displaying a valid permit, or by using the Pay and Display machines.
Visitor parking permits can be obtained:
1. Through Liquid Office online – both visitors and University staff can apply for a permit using the Visitor Parking Permit Request Form. Certain data will need to be entered including the visitor’s name, who they are visiting, the date of the visit and the vehicle registration number. The permit is then sent electronically via email to the visitor and should be printed and displayed on the vehicle dashboard. If an email address for the visitor is not provided, the permit will be sent to the person who requested it and they can then send it onto the visitor.
2. On arrival – at Newton Park all visitors should stop at the Security Lodge where they will be issued with a permit. Staff in Main House reception are also able to issue permits. Visitors to Sion Hill should report to reception where staff will issue a permit.
Monday to Friday
8:00am to 6:00pm
0-2 hours £2
2-4 hours £5
Over 4 hours £10
Saturday and Sunday
8:00am to 6:00pm
£2 all day
Parking after 6:00pm is free.
Payments for both the pay & display on the day and validation one day tickets can be made:
Staff in Newton Park Main House reception are able to issue permits.
Visitors to Sion Hill should report to reception where staff will issue a permit.
Staff should check with visitors that they have displayed their permit and parked correctly.
Visitors should use the Pay and Display machines.
Yes, loading bays are clearly marked on the car parking maps of both Newton Park and Sion Hill campuses. Staff wishing to drop off equipment for the Michael Tippett Centre are advised to do so at Main House reception, park as normal and collect their equipment before making their way to the building.
Please liaise directly with the Estates Department who can advise on where the coach can stop, unload and park. Prior to the visit you must also let security know the date, type of vehicle and the expected time of arrival by emailing them at email@example.com.
The University or the car park management contractor acting on behalf of the University will issue a Parking Notice Charge of £70. This will be reduced to £35 if paid within 14 days of the Parking Notice Charge being issued.