COVID-19 Update Any requests to suspend parking bays are under review. We are seeking to reduce pressure on parking at this difficult time as many people are isolating at home. If you have an existing suspension booking, we may contact you to discuss options to cancel or postpone your booking. In cases where it is possible for the booking to be postponed we will offer you the opportunity to do this at no cost. Please click here for further information on current parking arrangements.
Parking places can be suspended in certain circumstances, for example during:
- building works
- utility works
- special events
Suspending a parking place stops people from parking in it if you need to park a specific vehicle to carry out a removal.
If you request a parking suspension for the purpose of building works, vehicles may only park in the suspension parking place. We can’t suspend a bay with a waiting restriction.
We can’t guarantee that people will not park illegally in a suspended bay, but if they do they’ll get a penalty charge notice. The council can’t clamp or remove the vehicle.
Apply for a parking bay suspension
You must give us at least 5 working days’ notice to apply for a parking suspension.
You must complete an application form giving your contact details and the:
- number of parking spaces
The price of parking bay suspensions has changed, following a decision made at Environment Committee on 14 March 2019.
Parking suspensions are charged at a daily rate of £40 per day for a resident permit parking space (a 5-metre length), and £55 per day for an on street paid parking place (a 5-metre length). There is an administration fee of £130 per application. One application could cover one or multiple bay suspensions.
You should pay in advance of the suspension being carried out. However, if payment can’t be made in advance we’ll need a purchase order number, with payment being provided shortly afterwards.
Skip operator licence
If you’re carrying out building work and require a skip you’ll need to get a skip operator licence.