Residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark)

The residents' priority parking scheme (ResPark) gives priority to residents, their visitors and local businesses to park within a particular zone.

If your property is in a 'ResPark zone' you may be entitled to a residents permit or authorisation card that will allow you to park your vehicle (or visitor vehicles) for longer than the permitted waiting time (usually 10 minutes).

Map of resident parking zones

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How the ResPark scheme works

The ResPark scheme does not guarantee you a space, but:

  • gives you priority over other vehicles, who do not qualify to park within a residents zone
  • issues permits valid within one designated zone
  • requires a permit for every vehicle (except motorbikes and bicycles).

Types of ResPark permit

Cost of ResPark permits

You can purchase a permit for 3, 6, 9 or 12 months. Overall it's cheaper to buy a permit for 12 months as there are additional administrative costs each time you renew.

The price of your permit depends on what type of permit you want and how long you want it for.


You may be eligible for a discount dependent on your vehicle type:

You can find vehicle tax information on a new or used car online from the Vehicle Certification Agency.

If you qualify you may be entitled to a discount of 50% on the following permits:

To apply for a short car or low emission parking discount complete the application form and ensure you include a copy of your vehicle registration document which will prove the length and/or emissions of your car.

Abuse of the ResPark scheme

Find out how to complain to ResPark if a vehicles is parked within a ResPark zone without a valid permit or you think a permit is being used incorrectly.

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