Parking and suspensions for tradespeople

Parking bay suspensions

In some circumstances it is possible to reserve specific parking bays in the Controlled Parking Zone. This will commonly be if essential highways maintenance or utilities work needs to take place or if a resident is moving house.

Suspensions temporarily prohibit parking in a particular bay or section of a bay and apply to all vehicles unless the accompanying suspension sign advises otherwise.

In these circumstances advanced warning will be given when possible and signs will be erected on the nearest lamp columns to advise motorists of the relevant details. All contractors are also advised to letter-drop local residents. Any motorist who leaves their vehicle parked in a suspended bay during the signed hours will be liable to receive a Penalty Charge Notice.

Applying for a suspension

Every application for a suspension is considered on its individual merits. It is imperative that as much information as possible is provided so that an informed decision can be made as to whether or not the suspension can be granted.

Suspensions are charged at £20 per bay per day and in order to ensure sufficient notice is provided to motorists applications must be submitted at least 10 working days in advance of the date that the suspension will come into effect. Any request submitted short of 10 working days will not be authorised. All contractors are further advised to letter-drop local residents prior to the first date of the suspension.

Applicants should be advised that although a Penalty Charge Notice may be issued to vehicles parking in a suspended bay, the Parking Service do not have the power to remove vehicles. Furthermore, in the event that the suspension is cancelled or rescheduled after payment has been made applicants will not be eligible for a refund.

A suspension request can be made through an on-line application.

For further information please call 01923 278890 or email  


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