Residents' parking schemes
A residents parking scheme is a form of controlled parking scheme or zone where parking in a street or area is controlled in order to help residents park their vehicles. They are provided in areas where vehicles not belonging to residents are making this difficult.
How schemes work
A controlled parking scheme or zone, more commonly known as a residents parking scheme, is a street or area where parking is controlled in order to help residents park their vehicles.
Resident parking schemes are provided in areas where vehicles not belonging to residents are making this difficult.
The hours of operation vary according to each zone. Generally schemes operate during the working day from Monday to Saturday. The times of operation are shown on the signs for drivers entering the residents parking scheme area.
During this period the majority of spaces are reserved for resident permit holders and sometimes, visitor permit holders. Occasionally, limited waiting spaces are available to visit local businesses.
The permit allows you to park in any parking spaces which are reserved for permit holders. These spaces will be identified by a sign similar to the one below:
Depending on the type of scheme, visitor permits may be issued.
If you are visiting an area and do not have a permit you can only park where there are spaces provided for this purpose. These spaces will be identified by signs similar to the ones below:
No limit of stay
Limited length of stay
Blue badge holders
You cannot park in resident permit holders' spaces unless you also have a valid permit for the area.
However, if you have a disabled persons blue badge you can park in time limited spaces for as long as you wish.
You may also park for up to three hours on single or double yellow lines, where it is safe to do so and will not cause an obstruction.
You must show both your blue badge and time clock in accordance with the rules of the blue badge scheme.