Residential streets in the surrounding areas of town centres, near railway stations etc, often attract commuters, shoppers and other visitors to park for long periods of time. The result of this is that local residents often have problems in parking near their homes if access to a driveway or garage is not available.
Although there is no legal right for homeowners to park on public highway directly outside their house, controlled parking zones are often introduced to assist those living in the area and to make town centres and the surrounding area a more pleasant place to live. These schemes are often implemented in areas of terraced housing where there is little off street parking available.
The purpose of these zones is to provide a set of waiting restrictions over a specified road network. There are several means of controlling and collecting charges from non-residents parking in the zone. The following gives examples:
Residents can apply for a permit to display on their windscreen exempting them from the waiting restrictions in a specified road or area:
If you would like a permit, please complete the form below and return it with proof of vehicle ownership (vehicle registration document / insurance cover certificate), proof of residency and fee. The application will then be processed and the permit posted to you accordingly. Should you change your vehicle it is essential that you let us know and supply up to date vehicle proof, as residents permits are specific to the vehicle on the ownership documentation. You will receive a Penalty Charge Notice (parking ticket) if displaying a permit with incorrect vehicle details. Please note that your old permit must be returned or there will be a £10.00 administration fee.