Dispensations and suspensions

Dispensations aid safe work; suspension reserves parking for specific purposes.

What is the difference between a dispensation and a suspension?

We are introducing a procedure for requesting parking dispensations and suspensions.

  • A parking dispensation helps to ensure that trades people, businesses and utility companies can carry out their work safely whilst causing minimal disruption to others.
  • A parking suspension temporarily removes all, or a specific part, of a restriction in order to reserve space for a particular purpose or vehicle.

We are introducing a procedure for requesting parking dispensations and suspensions.  

Any request for a dispensation or suspension will be reviewed against set criteria.   

We are doing this because there has been a significant increase in requests to allow parking in all of our busy town centres and a notable increase of convenience parking for trades people.  This has placed a great deal of pressure on our high demand town centre parking and we need to better manage this. 

The procedure aims to protect the availability of public parking in our town centres and manage demand for kerb space across the county, it also explains when and where we will grant dispensations and suspensions.