Parking Suspensions & Dispensations

Frequently Asked Questions for this Service

Question: Am I entitled to an exemption from the cost of a suspension or dispensation?

Answer: An exemption from the cost of a suspension or dispensation applies to the following:

Emergency works being undertaken by a utility company
A vehicle transporting a coffin during a funeral cortege


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Question: How do I pay for my suspension/dispensation?

Answer: A member of the Parking Services team will telephone the applicant in order to collect payment.

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Question: What is the minimum time period required in order to submit an application for a dispensation or suspension?

Answer: All applications require a minimum of five working days notice to be received and approved, before the suspension/dispensation is to take place.

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Question: How much does a suspension cost?

Answer: The cost of a suspension is £20.00 per bay per day.

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Question: How much does a dispensation cost?

Answer: Dispensations are charged at £25 per vehicle per day.

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Question: How can I apply for an event suspension?

Answer: You should go to 'do it online' and complete the application form.

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Question: How much notice is required for an event suspension?

Answer: We require a minimum of 28 days notice.

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Question: Why are charges now being made for event suspensions?

Answer: The charge is being made to assist with the costs of the work undertaken by our service to provide the event suspension.

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Question: Can I cancel my event suspension and be refunded?

Answer: No, as soon as the event suspension has been accepted we will not issue any refunds.

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Question: Can I change the dates or locations of my event suspension?

Answer: No, as soon as the event suspension has been accepted and any work started, we will not make any changes. You will need to reapply for a new event suspension and make payment accordingly.

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Question: What payment options are there for event suspensions?

Answer: All event suspensions must be paid for by credit/debit card as soon as the suspension request has been agreed. A member of the parking team will telephone to take payment.

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Question: Are there any discounts given for charities that wish to apply for an event suspension?

Answer: No, the cost of the event suspension is not negotiable.

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Question: How much is an event suspension?

Answer: There is a £50 charge per event suspension.

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