LUC Car Share scheme

Welcome to our LUC Car Share Permit scheme! 

Loveurcar Colchester aims to help all drivers save money and reduce their carbon footprint.

Car sharing is definitely one of the easiest ways to save money on your driving,  through sharing parking and fuel costs. It also makes your driving greener by reducing the number of cars on our congested streets.  See our page on Car sharing for more inspiration and advice.

To thank you for car sharing we offer LUC 2+ dedicated bays for car sharers in preferential locations in four town centre car parks and Colchester station. The bays are located either near the entrance or exit of each car park giving you easy access in and out of the car park.

You can find two bays in St John’s Street car park and four bays in Vineyard Street, Britannia, St Mary’s  car parks in the Town Centre (normal charges apply). There are also four  (8 hour maximum stay) bays on the South side of Colchester station (normal charges apply from the 1st January 2019).

An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) scheme is in place at Colchester Station, so in order to use the LUC car share bays at the station we will need to add your name and vehicle registration details to a ‘white list’ which will be retained by Greater Anglia and their car park provider NCP. This will mean that your vehicle will be recognised by the ANPR system as permitted to use the LUC car share bays. You will need to pay to park online or via your mobile either before or within 24 hours of using the bay. Standard charges apply and it is significantly cheaper after 9:30am.

We are in the process of moving to a new system for issuing virtual permits which will be through the MiPermit system. In the interim please email travel.plan.club@colchester.gov.uk to confirm you would like to JOIN THE SCHEME or that you would like to RENEW YOUR PERMIT and we will be in touch with instructions.