Carriageway markings

To avoid vehicles parking across entrances to driveways and garages, you can apply to have a white line painted on the road called 'H-Bar carriageway markings'.

Apply for H-bar carriageway markings

Please note:

  • markings are not permitted if yellow lines are already present
  • markings are painted on the carriageway across the dropped kerb and for approximately 1m either side
  • markings will not be provided on the opposite side of the carriageway outside another resident's property
  • markings are only provided if a dropped kerb exists for the purpose of vehicle access to a private property
  • if the dropped kerb extends across 2 driveway entrances, written consent will be required from neighbours
  • the applicant is responsible for the full cost of the application

To apply for a H-Bar carriageway marking, please complete and return a new road markings application form.

Refreshing existing road markings

If your existing H-Bar marking is faded or worn, you can apply to have it repainted. Please complete and return a refresh markings application form.

Costs for H-bar carriageway markings

There is a charge to have this marking painted on the road outside your house:

  • new markings: £122
  • refreshed markings: £77

You will receive an invoice for the work if your application is successful.

Marking your entrance

Please note that it can take several weeks for the H-bar to appear on the road. Timescales are available on application.

Parking enforcement powers enable us to issue a 'penalty charge notice' if a vehicle is parked across the entrance to your driveway, even if there are no yellow lines or a white bar marking in place.

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