On-street parking permits
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What is a Controlled Parking Zone?
A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area of a town where residents and their visitors need to display a permit in their car to park on-street during certain hours. It is also known as a resident parking zone.
Controlled Parking Zones are designed to stop all day on-street commuter parking in the town. This makes it easier for residents, visitors and shoppers to park. This should also help improve road safety and remove obstructions to private driveways by stopping indiscriminate parking.
Low emissions permits
If your vehicle meets with the following emissions criteria, you will be eligible for a lower permit price.
- Cars: Only vehicles that have CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all can apply for the reduced permit charge.
- Vans: Only vehicles that have CO2 emissions of less than 75g/km and can travel at least 16km (10 miles) without any emissions at all.
Residents with private parking
Residents living in gated communities and properties with private parking that are located in private roads may not qualify for the parking permit scheme.
This means that you will not be able to apply for either resident permits or visitor vouchers to park on the surrounding roads outside of your home and must make your own parking arrangements. In some cases, non-resident permits may be available subject to there being spare capacity.
The sale of permits to residents in any new development or gated community may be limited depending on the space available in nearby roads.
If you are unsure if your property is exempt from the scheme, email firstname.lastname@example.org