Parking suspensions and dispensations

What is a parking suspension?

  • A parking suspension is when a parking space or spaces are put out of use for a limited time. You may need a parking suspension to place a skip on the road or for filming needs.

They are only available where bays are marked for parking, loading, or disabled parking. The bays have marked operating times.

If you need to close or restrict any other part of the road outside of these times you will need to apply for a Temporary Traffic Order.

Parking suspension fees

Parking income is lost during the suspension. 100% of the daily rate is applied per bay, per day of suspension, plus an administration fee. 

Parking suspension fees are split into two parts:

  1. the administration fee
  2. the bay day fee. These fees are scaled in line with our on-street parking fees.

Apply for a parking suspension

To apply for a parking suspension you will need:

  • your contact details
  • your reasons for a parking suspension
  • the parking bay location
  • the parking bay type.

Please send your completed application form to

Apply for a parking suspension


See the 2024/25 parking suspension fees. These fees come into effect from 1st April 2024.

The application process can take up to five working days.

Please note that it is an offence to:

  • hold a parking space by blocking it off with cones or other objects
  • place a skip or building materials on the road without a licence.

What is a parking dispensation?

  • A parking dispensation allows vehicles to park on a single yellow line. They can do so for a limited time. The vehicle must be parked in a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). They must also be parked during restricted hours.

Dispensations may be granted for the following:

  • building works
  • glazing
  • site access
  • removals
  • large deliveries
  • tree surgery.

Either the resident or contractor can apply for a parking dispensation. In the event of a funeral where parking may be an issue, please email

Dispensations are rarely issued when:

  • off-street parking such as a driveway is available
  • an applicant wants to park on double yellow lines
  • an applicant wants to park on zig-zags
  • an applicant wants to park on a bus stop
  • an applicant wants to park in a disabled parking bay.

Parking dispensation fees

Our fees are calculated in line with our on-street parking fees strategy.

Fees in area with on-street pay and display parking:

Area Fee per week
Metropolitan £96.40
Major £64.20
District £32.10
Local £21.50

Fees in an area without pay and display parking:

Area Fee per week
Any area with no pay & display parking nearby £21.50

Apply for a parking dispensation

You can apply for a parking dispensation by emailing

You will be asked for the vehicle registration number. You will also be asked for the cost charged per vehicle. Further instructions will be sent to complete your application.

You must display your parking dispensation notice on the dashboard of the vehicle.  If it is not visible you may receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).