Domestic parking bay suspension

How we suspend parking spaces

We suspend parking spaces by:

  • leafleting nearby cars and households
  • displaying a warning sign (at least four working days before start of suspension)

It is our intention to place signs as close as possible to the suspended area. However this is dependent on the available street furniture i.e. sign posts and lighting columns.

Suspension warning signs should be placed in or adjacent to the suspended area.

This is usually the nearest parking bay signpost.

Emergency suspensions

If a suspension relates to an emergency it is usually not be possible to provide advance warning.

Drivers should check for bay suspensions before parking, and each day if the vehicle is to be left for longer periods.

Parking in bay suspensions

You will:

  • provide the name of the company if your vehicles are liveried
  • provide the registration number if your vehicles are not liveried

Parking suspensions are granted for specific reasons and cannot be used for the parking of personal vehicles when in force. This includes personal vehicles used for packing boxes before a removal.

The suspended area is solely for the use of authorised vehicles to load and unload or works vehicles.

Personal vehicles

Private/personal vehicles may not be used to save additional space as they will be subject to receiving a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) if sufficient space has not been booked for the suspension area required by the vehicle.

Unauthorised vehicles

Unauthorised vehicles parked in a suspended bay will get a PCN and will be relocated or removed.

The vehicle will either be:

  • relocated to the nearest legal parking space (if they display a valid permit or Blue Badge), or
  • removed to the car pound (if they do not display a valid permit or Blue Badge).

It is a legal requirement that a PCN is issued to a vehicle before it is removed or relocated.

If you want to find out if your vehicle has been removed or relocated, call the TRACE Service: 0845 206 8602.

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