Explains what a Resident Parking Scheme (RPS) is, why they’re used and where, what RPS signs look like and mean and why parking in an RPS may be temporarily suspended.
Resident Parking Schemes (RPS) were introduced in the past and are similar to a CPZ but only apply to individual streets. The Council no longer puts in Resident Parking Schemes as Controlled Parking Zones are the preferred method to tackle commuter parking problems over a wider area.
Read more about who is allowed to park in a RPS with a permit.
There will be signs on the side of the road to let you know how long you can park for without a permit.
Take a look at these signs and what they mean.
The council operates Resident Parking Schemes on the following streets:
There are two types of signs/markings which tell you when you are in a RPS:
On a RPS street you will see the following sign:
This example tells us that between the hours of 8am and 6pm, you can:
Between the hours of 6pm and 8am, anyone can park there at any time.
This sign will be placed at multiple places along the street as a reminder, and timings may vary from street to street.
There are also road markings letting you know where you can park on a RPS street. These are white dashed lines, and you can only park within them:
From time to time we may have to stop people parking in parking bays for a number of reasons including road works or large delivery vehicles.
If we do this, we will normally give seven days’ notice (unless it is an emergency). Notice will be given by erecting warning notices on site adjacent to the affected parking bays. Within the stated times you will not be able to park in the bay(s) that are affected.
Please note: If you are parked in a suspended bay (e.g. the bay is suspended whilst you are away from the address), your vehicle will be moved to a safe location as near as possible to its original location.