Parking restrictions

New or extended parking restrictions

Residents and businesses can request:

  • a new parking restriction
  • an extended parking restriction
  • a review of an existing parking restriction

All requests must be endorsed by a local ward Councillor who can ask for an evidence pack to be submitted to the Council.

All requests will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • Category 1 – there are urgent access issues, such as emergency services or other vehicles unable to enter a road
  • Category 2 – residents are frequently competing with commuters or local workers for limited road space
  • Category 3 – non-urgent cases where alternate on-street parking is readily available elsewhere in the street

The process for dealing with prioritised requests may include the following steps:

  • site visits by Council officers to assess the problem
  • a feasibility study for a proposed solution
  • an informal consultation with residents in the area (there must be at least 65% of support from local households and businesses for the proposal to proceed)
  • a formal consultation process
  • discussions with individual objectors and the development of a modified proposal, if necessary
  • a request made to the highways authority to implement the proposal
  • production and installation of appropriate signage and the marking of lines in the road where required

At various stages in this process, details of the proposals and their planned implementation are published in the local newspaper, on the Council’s website and notices are placed at the site. It is not possible to say in advance how long the process will take.

When there are many objections the requested scheme is unlikely to go ahead.