Suspending a parking bay and exemption permits

Parking restriction suspensions

The normal restrictions applied to an on-street parking bay can be temporarily suspended or altered to allow for domestic or business removals, weddings, funerals or filming work, special events, emergencies or when advised by the police for security reasons.

A sign will be placed by any suspended bay to notify the public, explaining the reason for the suspension and the relevant days and times.

Residents or businesses can apply for specific parking bays to be suspended at a cost of £45 per space per day where a space is approximately 5 metres, plus an administration fee of £7.00 to review and process each application. The suspension fee is applicable for each single calendar day the parking bay is suspended for. Please note that we require a minimum of seven days’ notice to process a suspension application.

If you need to change any details of your application, you will have to pay an amendment fee of £30.

If you need to cancel your request after the sign has been placed next to your chosen bay, you'll have to pay a cancellation fee of £30.

Although a suspension increases the chance that a space will be available, it cannot be guaranteed as we cannot remove vehicles parked in a suspended bay. We will try to contact any drivers who are displaying a resident permit and a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will be issued to any vehicles that remain in the suspended bay. We cannot refund the cost of a suspension if the space is not available.


Please note that from 1 April 2023, the cost of a parking waiver will be £25 per day for each vehicle.

A waiver is a permit that allows parking on single or double yellow lines and in pay and display or resident bays. Waivers are only issued where the vehicle is absolutely necessary for completion of a specific task.

If a Civil Enforcement Officer sees a vehicle with a waiver but does not observe the activity for which the waiver was granted taking place, they will issue a Penalty Charge Notice.

To apply for a waiver contact 01223 727 915 or There is an administration fee of £25 per waiver, per day for each vehicle.