About the scheme

Some residential streets are subjected to extensive parking by shoppers and commuters. Residents have expressed concerns that this often prevents them or their visitors parking close to their homes.

It should be noted that there is no right to park on the highway. The only legal right being to pass and re-pass. Sometimes it is desirable to introduce residents parking schemes to control the amount of parking and reduce commuter parking. Commuter parking should be encouraged at appropriate off-street car parks.

Our policy for new Residents Parking Schemes (PDF, 567KB, 26 pages), aims to give priority to residents over commuters and visitors to the area. It explains the eligibility for the scheme and how to make a request.

Permits will be issued for a 12-month period from the date of issue at the cost of £72 for the first permit and £100 for the second permit.

When issued, the permit will allow parking within the streets of a designated Parking Scheme.