Myth Buster: Asking for Parking Restrictions

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We get a lot of applications asking us for new parking or waiting restrictions in local neighbourhoods, so I thought it might interest our followers to know more about the process.

There are lots of different reasons why these changes are requested…maybe a drive keeps getting blocked by visiting vehicles or a car parked in a certain place obstructs traffic and causes tailbacks at peak times.

The great news is that anyone can request a parking change, as long as there is sufficient support for it. The application form is online so you can access it 24/7 and all applications are considered with the local Council. Our form leads you through a series of stages, which have to complete before the application can be submitted.

Before you start filling in the form, you’ll need to bear in mind that you will need to:

  • Show that there is a genuine proven parking safety, congestion or social need.
  • It’s a good idea to contact your local Councillor as you will need to upload evidence to show there is local support for the change.
  • If you’re applying for a new residents only parking scheme you will need to show that a minimum of 75% of residents living in the street support the proposed idea.
  • Our Traffic Road Order (TRO) policies are available on our website which give more details on the types of restrictions which may be put in, It’s worth bearing in mind that depending on the size of the request, it can take from 18 months up to a few years before it’s implemented as it has to go through may approval and consultation processes before the change can be made. If you’re thinking of submitting an application and want to read more, visit our website.

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