Apply to have a white line painted on the road (an 'H-Bar carriageway marking') to:

  • discourage vehicles from parking across entrances to driveways and garages
  • highlight a dropped kerb entrance
  • inform drivers access is required

Parking enforcement powers enable us to issue a penalty charge notice (PCN) if a vehicle is parked across the entrance to your driveway, even if there are no yellow lines or an H-Bar marking in place.

However, an H-Bar may act as a deterrent against problem parking.

Request a new H-Bar marking

Complete a New H-Bar application form to request a new H-Bar carriageway marking.

Note that H-Bar markings:

  • aren't permitted if yellow lines are already present
  • are only provided if a dropped kerb exists to allow vehicle access to a private property
  • are painted on the carriageway across the dropped kerb and 1 metre (approx) either side (this helps prevent vehicles parking too close)
  • won't be provided on the opposite side of the carriageway outside another resident's property

You should also note that:

  • we'll require written consent from neighbours if the dropped kerb extends across 2 driveway entrances
  • you're responsible for the full cost of the application

Refresh an existing H-Bar marking

Complete a refresh existing H-Bar application form to have an existing worn or faded H-Bar marking repainted.

H-Bar marking costs

H-Bar marking costs are as follows:

  • new markings: £128.00
  • refreshed markings: £81.00

You'll receive an invoice if your application is successful.

H-Bar marking timescales

After you've submitted your application:

  • we'll contact you within 10 working days to let you know we've received it
  • contact us to check your application's status if you haven't heard from us within this timescale

It can take several weeks for us to paint a H-Bar on the road - ask us for expected timescales on application.

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