Parking and suspensions for tradespeople

Parking bay suspensions

In some circumstances it is possible to suspend public use of 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.However, it should be noted that the Parking Service does not have the facilities to remove vehicles from suspended areas. Additionally, in the event a suspension is cancelled due to parked vehicles or rescheduled  payment will not be reimbursed. Suspension payments are non-refundable.

Applying for a suspension

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

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. Suspension applications are not refundable after payment has been made. In the event a suspension is cancelled and rescheduled a new application must be made and payment will apply as before.  

For further information please call 01923 278890 or email  


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