Permit parking areas, controlled parking zones and restrictions
A controlled parking zone (CPZ) is an area in which all kerbside space is controlled either by waiting or loading restrictions or by designated parking spaces.
Some controlled parking zones have permit only parking restrictions in place for residents and businesses between certain hours.
A sign at the entrance to the street will show that parking is for permit holders only.
Permit only parking areas
Some controlled parking zones have areas which are prioritised for local residents and businesses during busy hours in the day and they are enforced to help local residents and their visitors park near their homes.
Controlled parking zone restrictions
There are several types of restriction in a controlled parking zone.
Lines along the side of the road are used to show where restrictions on stopping and waiting apply.
A double red line means no stopping for any purpose at any time. Except in an emergency or to set down or pick up a disabled person.
A single red line has the same meaning, but only applies at the times stated on the signs that face the moving traffic.
Single and double yellow lines control waiting.
Even where waiting is prohibited, if you can do so safely you may set down and pick up passengers and may also stop to load or unload goods unless this is prohibited by short yellow kerb marks.
Using the TraffWeb map to see restrictions
- Read and click on 'I Accept'.
- Zoom in to the area you want to see restrictions for.
- Click on 'Legend' on the left side menu.
- Select and deselect restrictions from that list.
Bank holiday restrictions
You are can not park on a single yellow line on a bank holiday unless the signage in the area says that you can.
This also applies to Controlled Parking Zones and all moving traffic restrictions.
Parking across a dropped kerb
Parking across a dropped kerb is a parking contravention for which a Penalty Charge Notice can be issued.
Restricted lanes and turns
Known as moving traffic contraventions, these cover bus lanes and yellow boxes.