For most areas non-resident parking is part of everyday life. Visitors, service providers and customers visit resident and local amenities.
This parking trend takes place when residents are often at work and is usually accommodated without significant inconvenience.
For major attractions such as Universities, Hospitals and around the outskirts of the City Centre the Council has introduced permit parking schemes to restrict non-resident parking and allow residents to park within their street.
The schemes also support the policy of encouraging use of public transport to reduce congestion and carbon emissions. These schemes are designed to work on an area wide basis and are not practical for isolated streets or for neighbourhoods where parking problems arise from the number of residents vehicles.
Times and rules of operation vary from area to area. When there is a significant shortage of parking for residents, permits may be restricted to one resident parking permit per household (without off-street parking) and 60 visitor permits per year.
In other areas where residents have off-street parking the permit entitlement may be increased to two resident parking permits (with or without off-street parking).
More information on Parking Permits including charges.
A Community View
Residents who have a persistent problem with non-resident parking and who are interested in requesting a scheme for their area may wish to discuss and assess the support for such a scheme within local resident associations or community groups, who may then be better placed to represent a wider view.