After a Resident Parking Scheme has been through the public and statutory consultation stages, and the officer delegation process, we arrange for the installation of signs and road markings. Once we have completed this work, we advise residents on how and when to apply for parking permits.
Information for residents
Before the installation work takes place, residents in the scheme area receive a letter from our Parking Policy team containing the schedule of works. Please note that work is weather dependent and the schedule may be subject to change.
To prevent delays and increased costs, we ask residents to make sure that no vehicles are parked on the road in the areas and on the dates specified.
Our Parking Services Team sends out a separate letter to residents to explain how to apply for parking permits. There is sufficient time to apply and obtain any permits that are required before the parking scheme goes live and any enforcement action is taken. Residents will not be able to apply for permits until they receive a letter from Parking Services.
You can find details of schemes that we have installed and are operational on either our Cambridge Resident Parking Schemes page or our Huntingdonshire Resident Parking Schemes page.
Frequently asked questions
We aim to make the scheme's drawings as accurate as possible. However, the post locations on the drawing are indicative and subject to change. This is due to location of services, tree roots and proximity to driveways / accesses.
If you apply for your dropped kerb prior to the formal consultation, we can make an amendment to the drawings at no extra costs for you. We can accommodate a dropped kerb application prior to the installation of the scheme as well. However, if you wish to make an application once signs / posts or lining works are being carried out, you will incur an added cost to your application (around £1,500) to change the existing road markings, sign / post and legal order if required.
For any parking bay(s) marked out on the road to be enforced, a sign is required to indicate the restriction to drivers. We aim to use existing street furniture where possible, but we are restricted on locations. Legal distances are in place to make sure that the bay is lawfully enforceable.
Double yellow lines will be installed in front of driveways in certain circumstances for safety reasons. These include when a bay is opposite the driveway and the road is too narrow for double sided parking, or when your driveway is opposite or close to a junction. There may also be double yellow lines installed to allow room for turning.
If there is rain on the day your road is due to be lined, then we will aim to stay on track with the original schedule and your road will be moved to the end of the programme for installation.
A live schedule will be made available on this page should you wish to check the most up to date programme.
For the majority of the schemes, you can park in any location where there are no road markings due to be painted. If there are parking bays to be installed, then we ask if you can park as close to the kerb as possible and away from the start and end of the bay to make sure that we can still mark the bay around your vehicle. All drawings during the installation stage will be made available online for residents to view.
A letter will be sent to all properties that are eligible for permits within the scheme. This letter will explain how and when residents can apply for permits and will also confirm the scheme 'go live' or operational date.