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Off-site Student Parking

There is parking available for students who access the Development Hub and Scholars Green Student Village. Parking is for permit holders only – this means you must complete a permit application process before you can park. Please see below for information on the parking conditions, cost and how to apply for a permit.

We ask students to apply for parking because our car park space is limited and is not open to the public. Car parks are only open to the University community and we need to preregister any vehicle coming on to site through our Automatic Number Plate System, you must be preregistered to avoid receiving a Penalty Charge Notice.

The Development Hub (NN1 5FS)

The Development Hub car park is available 24/7 for commuting Faculty of Arts, Science and Technology students only, specifically: Fine Art, Music, Creative Practice and Footwear. (Approved student permit holders only).

Cost of parking

Pay as you go – payment is automatically deducted via your account on the Permit Management System – based on the ANPR camera reads of your vehicle entering and exiting the site. Motorbikes pay a one-off termly fee of £30 to cover all parking.

Monday to Friday tariff
  • Free for first 30-minutes in any day (to allow equipment drop-off/pick-up)
  • £1.00 for up to three hours
  • £2.00 for up to six hours
  • £3.00 for whole day (between midnight and midnight)
  • £0.50 for evening only (5pm to midnight)
  • £1.00 for overnight only (5pm to 7am)
Saturday and Sunday tariff
  • £1 all day
Bank Holidays and Closed Days tariff
  • free all day

How to apply for a permit

Termly application process online to receive a ‘virtual permit’ on the Automatic Number Plate Recognition System. Applications open the month prior to the new term. See the application process page.

Eligibility criteria
  • your course must be based at the Development Hub,
  • you must reside outside of the 3-mile exclusion zone from the DH (NN1 5FS) and 3-mile exclusion zone from the Park and Ride (NN5 5JR),
  • priority is given to those living on the East of the county or out of county, with less viable access to the Park and Ride,
  • priority is given to Young Carers and Registered carers,
  • students with an 18+ Oyster Photocard cannot apply,
  • priority is given to those living the furthest away and those living rurally with poor public transport connections,
  • those living within 3 miles of a Rail Station which has direct links to Northampton Station can apply but are not prioritised. (Find the list of stations on the parking page).
Good to know:
  • Good for temporary/termly parking when FAST students have large materials.
  • 15-minute walk to Waterside.
  • Flexible payment – only pay for when you stay, don’t drive every day.
  • Town centre with congestion at peak times.
  • Postcode: NN1 5FS

Scholars Green Student Village (NN2 7AL)

The Scholars Green car park is available 24/7 for Scholars Green Student Village residents (approved permit holders only).

Cost of parking

It costs £100 for cars and £30 for motorbikes per term

How to apply for a permit

Termly application process online to receive a physical permit and barrier fob. Applications open the month prior to the new term. See the application process page.

Eligibility criteria
  • you must reside at Scholars Green Halls,
  • priority is given to those undertaking an official placement or volunteering as part of their course during the term,
  • your permanent home address must not be a NN2 postcode,
  • priority is given to Young Carers, Registered Carers and those living the furthest away/with poor public transport connections to their home address.
Good to know
  • Good for temporary parking for placement.
  • Most students living here find they do not need a car as they receive a free Uno bus pass to Waterside.
  • Postcode: NN2 7AL

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