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Suspend a parking bay

How to suspend a parking bay, so that you can park near your home for moving or for placing a skip near your home

A parking suspension will temporarily prohibit waiting and loading within the suspended area for all vehicles other than the permitted vehicle.

Download a suspension application

Complete the application form, photograph or scan it and email to  Please make sure the copy shows all parts and can be clearly read. 

Check which bays have suspensions booked

Select the date and street you want to know about and click submit. The page will then display all the suspensions that are in place.

Parking spaces may be suspended for the following reasons:

  • to guarantee a parking space near your home to conduct removals
  • to place a skip 
  • to facilitate the flow of traffic
  • for highway work, such as resurfacing or pavement replacement
  • for statutory utilities work (gas, water or electricity)
  • for tree services.

Suspension charges

Please note that a parking bay may be a large stretch of parking area and contain several individual parking spaces.

The cost for a resident to suspend a bay for a single day is £96.20 and £30.65 for each subsequent parking space per day.

The cost for a business or utility company to suspend a bay is £201 for the first day and £29.50 for each subsequent parking space per day.

Payment information must be included on the application form, either credit card details, or indicate that you are enclosing a cheque.

Notice period for a suspension

We need 14 days notice to implement a suspension so that parking bay users are given enough warning.

Where possible, 10 days notice will be given for residential parking but whole parking bays and parking spaces can be suspended in 24 hrs or less in the event of an emergency.

Advance warning notices will go up before a suspension starts indicating when, where, and for what reason bays will be suspended. Time plates will be covered by yellow hoods (or the area coned off) on the first day of the suspension, and will be removed when the suspension is over.

Suspension signs

We use special yellow signs to show where a bay is suspended.

As this sign is not one of the usual signs you see on street we have approval from the Department for Transport in order to use it.

Where we can’t suspend bays

We can only suspend parking spaces on the public highway.

We cannot suspend yellow lines, zebra crossings or keep clear areas.

The council is not responsible for suspensions on red routes, housing estates or private roads.

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