Parking enforcement

Parking bay suspensions

We can suspend enforceable parking bays to allow for:

  • statutory works
  • highways work
  • provide a pedestrian walkway
  • construction works
  • assist tree services
  • certain events

You must submit your application at least 21 days in advance.

Apply for a parking bay suspension

A bay suspension request does not guarantee the bay will be clear of vehicles. We advise the company requesting a bay suspension, especially in a resident permit area, to carry out an advertising campaign/letter drop to ensure that local residents are aware of the suspension and to request that they do not park in the suspended bay during the works.

What happens next?

If relevant to your application the charge for a bay suspension is £25. Please be aware that from 1 April 2023, the new charge for a suspension will be £31.

We may contact you with further questions before we grant a suspension.

We may place conditions on how a suspended parking bay is used.

If approved, we will put warning notices in place at least one week prior the start of the suspension.

Suspensions can last for a maximum of 28 days. For periods longer than 28 days, you must apply for a temporary Traffic Restriction Order.

Vehicles parked in a suspended area may still receive a Penalty Charge Notice. 

Find out how to pay or challenge a Penalty Charge Notice.