There are a number of different types of restriction you can ask for. You should read the list below carefully so you can select the most appropriate option when you apply.
Resident permit parking
This is where only residents with a valid permit can park during the restricted times.
Parking by non-residents must be severe enough to seriously inconvenience residents, particularly if most residents have no off-street parking.
We would consider the problem severe if there are vehicles parked the whole length of the road, taking all available space for long periods.
We are unlikely to consider parking issues that are short-term invasion, such as school drop off and pick up.
Single yellow line
This is where you are not allowed to park at certain times of the day.
If we restrict vehicles from one location, it may just move the problem to an adjacent road, rather than solve the problem completely.
Double yellow lines
This is where parking is banned at all times.
Double yellow line restrictions on a junction will be in line with Rule 243 of the Highway Code. This states ‘DO NOT stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space’.
Loading and goods vehicle only bays
We will consider requests for loading and unloading provision on their individual merits.
They need to help maintain the safe free flow of traffic, and support local transport development plans and local business and retail organisations.
No loading or unloading
To help support local business, we need to ensure vehicles can deliver goods in suitable locations, unless this causes safety issues.
School keep clear lines
Restrictions around schools that tackle a short-term parking issue need a concentrated enforcement presence from us. This means it is not always a practical or cost effective way of solving the issue.
We are part of the 3PR scheme, which works with schools and parents to encourage considerate parking.
Limited waiting bays
Requests for limited waiting bays must help local businesses and the retail sector. This is to make sure these areas are not used for all-day commuter parking.
Pay and display bays
When assessing these requests, we need to factor in the cost of setting up a pay and display scheme. This includes the initial outlay and on-going costs, such as cash collection and daily maintenance.
We will consider requests for taxi ranks on their individual merits. They need to:
- help maintain the safe free flow of traffic
- be in line with local transport development plans, planning criteria and new development
- be supported by taxi associations