|REGULATIONS FOR THE REGISTRATION AND PARKING OF MOTOR VEHICLES|
The University is an independent institution incorporated under Royal Charter and is empowered under that Charter to make Regulations and to do all such acts and things as may be requisite to further the objects of the University as a place of education and learning. The University's premises are inadequate to provide for all vehicles which staff, students and visitors might wish to bring to the University and the University Council has approved the following Regulations in order to ensure orderly and in so far as it may be possible equitable use of vehicles allowed under licence whether real or implied to enter the University's premises.
The following terms shall have the meanings specified:
|| means any Premises owned or controlled by the University which is not Halls of
Residence or Sports Grounds.
|'Car Parking Manager'
||means the authorised representative of the University with responsibility for managing
car parking facilities on University Premises.
||means any person or firm that supplies materials, labour or a service to the University and
includes any firm, company or person sub-contracted to do so.
||any holder of a ‘Blue Badge’ (government approved parking badge for disabled persons) or a
person whose permit has been stamped as ‘disabled’ for appropriate medical reasons by a
member of Staff duly authorised by the University.
|'Halls of Residence'
||means University premises (other than private houses) provided for the accommodation of students and staff whether or not board is also provided (excluding Shaftesbury Avenue residence in Southampton and Erasmus Park residence in Winchester).
||means any land or buildings in University ownership or under the control of the University
including land or buildings occupied by private individuals or companies whether as tenants or
licensees, including open space, car parks, roads, footpaths or covered by buildings of any kind.
||means a mechanically or electrically propelled vehicle with more than two wheels but not a pedal
cycle unless an engine of any kind has been fitted thereto.
||means a document issued by the University Estates and Facilities Department for the authorised
parking of a motor vehicle.
||means those Premises at Wide Lane and at the Boat Hard at Monks Brook which are in University
ownership or control.
||means any or all employees of the University of Southampton who are not Students.
||means any or all Students registered for courses of study with the University whether on a fulltime
or part-time basis.
||means anyone other than Staff or Students with a bona fide reason for visiting the University but
not any contractor or employee of a company based on the University's Academic Sites or Halls of
Residence where the employee or company has agreed to abide by these Regulations. Without
affecting the generality of the foregoing but for the avoidance of doubt "Visitor" includes any
member of the University as defined in Statutes Section 2 other than Staff and Students and other
persons receiving remuneration from the University.
All vehicles and bicycles are brought onto University sites at the owner's risk and the University undertakes
no responsibility or liability for their safety and security.
These Regulations apply to Staff, Students, Contractors and Visitors. These Regulations apply to all
Academic Sites or Halls of Residences. Any infringement of these Regulations may lead to disciplinary or
other steps being taken by the University against any member of Staff or Student concerned. Visitors
contravening the regulations shall if possible be warned and have their attention drawn to these Regulations.
The Regulations form part of the application for the issue of a parking permit and applicants are required to
undertake that they will abide by and observe these Regulations.
All users of vehicles and bicycles on University sites must comply with traffic signs and notices, whether
permanent or temporary and comply with instructions given by Staff. Continuous parking of vehicles between 00.00 hours and 06.00 hours on academic sites is not allowed unless the Car Parking Manager has given express permission. Motor Vehicles
must be parked in designated parking areas and in clearly marked parking spaces on University sites. Each
vehicle must not occupy more than one parking space unless the Car Parking Manager has given approval.
Only Disabled drivers, or drivers with disabled passengers, are allowed to park vehicles in spaces reserved
and marked for the use of disabled persons.
3. Parking Permits
All Motor Vehicles on University Sites must display a valid parking Permit on the front windscreen.
At Academic Sites this is from 0800 hours unless parking in the Pay and Display or the Reserved Visitors' Car Park.
Parking on Academic Sites without a valid Academic campus parking Permit is permitted, however, at
weekends and from 17.00 hours (16.00 hours at Avenue Campus) to 00.00 hours on Monday to
A University parking permit will be invalidated if the vehicle is not displaying a current vehicle tax disc.
The issue of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space at University Premises. No permit will be
issued to anyone who has an outstanding fine. Staff and Students living up to 3 miles from their main
University base (as calculated by the applicable University’s online car parking system accessible on SUSSED)
are not eligible for a car parking permit unless they can demonstrate a genuine need for one.
The decision to grant a permit to those Staff and Students living within a 3 mile zone resides with the Car
Parking Manager. All information provided to Estates and Facilities by Staff and Students on their relevant
application forms must be true and accurate. Permit holders must immediately inform Estates and Facilities
of any changes in their details such as car registration number and address via the SUSSED portal from the
University’s website. It is prohibited to alter, tamper, duplicate or forge a Permit in any way. It is also
prohibited to transfer a University parking Permit to another vehicle which is not owned or used by the
Holders of a University parking Permit are not allowed to park in spaces reserved and marked for the use of
official vehicles, designated office holders, visitors or spaces reserved by bollards or cones.
Only Permit holders who have a permit overstamped 'Gower' are allowed to park in the Gower Car Park to
the north of Salisbury Road and in the overspill area which is located in that part of the Upper Nuffield Car
Park which is immediately adjacent to the Nightingale Building. Permits must be returned to Estates and
Facilities if holders cease working or studying at the University or if the permits are no longer required.
The University reserves the right to refuse permit holders access to spaces in car parks from time to time, in
order to accommodate bona fide visitors and special events. Students may not park vehicles at Highfield,
Avenue or Winchester School of Art without a valid Permit except when a special case has been
approved or if the Student is a Disabled Person. Students in the first year of an undergraduate programme
will not be permitted to park at Halls of Residence unless approved by the Car Parking Manager if
exceptional circumstances apply.
4. Car Share Permits
Members of Staff may opt to share Permits but only one car per Permit may be parked on Campus at
Academic Sites and Halls of Residence at any one time. The principal applicant is responsible for payment of
5. Rules for Motor Cycles
Two-wheeled vehicles do not require parking permits but must be parked only in parking areas designated
for such vehicles.
Visitors to Highfield may use the Pay and Display Car Park or the Reserved Visitors' Car Park, if their host School or
Department has pre-booked a space. It is the host's responsibility to apprise the visitor beforehand of the
University's parking arrangements and regulations. Otherwise, visitors to all Academic Sites may be
provided with a one-day only visitor's permit, which should be hung from the rear view mirror with the
appropriate date scratched off when the vehicle is properly parked on Academic Sites. No visitor has a legal
right to park on University Academic Sites and must not do so if appropriate provision has not been made.
Visitors to Halls of Residence must display an appropriate permit which is available from the Unilink Office or
Halls of Residence Receptions.
In order to park at the University a contractor must display a valid parking Permit, obtained from the
University’s Estates and Facilities department.
8. Enforcement of the Car Parking Regulations
The Transport Team and Security Services are responsible for enforcing the parking
regulations under the direction of the Director of Estates & Facilities.
9. Parking Offences
Contravention of the regulations will occur in the following situations:
- Failure to display a current car parking permit
- Causing an unnecessary obstruction
- Parking on double yellow lines or in a reserved or restricted area
- Parking in a disabled bay without an appropriate permit
- Parking in an access route
- Parking overnight on academic sites without permission from the Campus Parking Manager
- Parking in an unmarked area of a designated car park
- Failure to conform to traffic signs and notices
- Failure to conform to pay and display notices
- Failure to follow parking instructions from Car Park Attendants and Security Officers
- Failure to Park in or wholly within a marked bay
Persons who breach these Regulations may be fined a sum of £25, or £50 for a serious offence. Fines must
be paid within twenty working days from the date of the fine being issued. A
discount of £10, however, is given on fines paid within ten working days of the fine being issued. Holders of
parking permits who park vehicles in spaces reserved and marked for the use of disabled persons may have
their permits summarily withdrawn at the discretion of the Director of Estates and Facilities. In such
circumstances, a pro-rata reimbursement of the charge made for the permit may be considered by the
University. Wheel clamps and/or adhesive notices may be affixed to any vehicle parked in disregard of the
Regulations and a charge will be made for removal of any wheelclamps as advertised on the contractor's
The University reserves the right to have removed any Motor Vehicle parked on University Premises which is
in contravention of the Regulations. The University has the right to recover from any person who breaches
these Regulations legal or administrative costs incurred by the University in addition to any fine imposed
under the Regulations. Nothing in the Regulations shall in any way inhibit or restrict the University’s other
legal remedies against persons who breach these Regulations.
11. Appeals Procedure
The grounds for a penalty fine will be clearly stated on a ticket attached to the relevant vehicle. Appeals
may be made on the basis that the relevant grounds stated on the penalty fine can be demonstrated to be
materially incorrect or inaccurate or if exceptional circumstances were prevailing at the time of the offence.
Appeals must be made within ten working days after the issue of the ticket to the Car Parking Manager who
will consider appeals against fines.
The Car Parking Manager has the power to waive the fine, reduce the level of a fine, or confirm a fine. If the
fine is confirmed, it must be paid within twenty days of receiving confirmation of the fine. In the event that
the appellant is dissatisfied with the Car Parking Manager's findings, a further appeal may be made to the
University Transport Operations Manager. If the fine is confirmed, it must be paid within twenty days of
receiving confirmation of the fine.
12. Failure to Pay a Fine
In the event of a member of Staff breaching these Regulations and failing to pay a fine properly imposed or
to reimburse the University's expenses within the prescribed period, that sum or sums will be deducted from
that person’s salary.
In the event of a Student breaching these Regulations and failing to pay a fine properly imposed or to
reimburse the University's expenses, then the University will treat the sums or sums involved as any other
debt to the University thereby preventing the Student obtaining any University qualification whatsoever until
such time as the debt is discharged in accordance with the provisions of Ordinances.
Any Contractor with outstanding fees for fines incurred pursuant to these Regulations will be invoiced and or
may have the outstanding fees offset against payments otherwise due by the University to the Contractor.
USE AND PARKING OF BICYCLES
(Applicable both to students and to staff who are hereby notified that all bicycles parked on University land are parked there at their owners' risk.)
- Cyclists are required to observe and to comply with the regulations concerning the movement of traffic on the University sites, including those relating to the one-way system on the Highfield Site.
- Cycling on footpaths and grassed areas on the University sites is prohibited.
- Bicycles do not require parking permits.
- Whenever possible, bicycles should be parked in designated areas where clips, stands or other facilities are provided. Under no circumstances may bicycles be taken into buildings or parked where they are liable to cause obstruction, e.g. near ramps for use by disabled people, attached to railings or at entrances to buildings.
- Bicycles which are found in buildings or parked where they are liable to cause obstruction may be removed or impounded. Notices will be affixed to bicycles thought to be abandoned. After 28 days, bicycles deemed to have been abandoned on University premises will be removed and disposed of by the University. Security chains and other devices will be cut if necessary. A charge shall be made for the recovery of an impounded bicycle. The maximum charge shall be authorised by the University Executive Group from time to time.
- Cases of non-compliance with the above regulations may result in offences being referred to the Registrar and Chief Operating Officer who will take appropriate action.