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Parking schemes in Leicestershire

Permit parking zones help people who live and work in busy areas park close to their home or business.

The area may be busy due to:

  • Too many cars and not enough spaces
  • Visitors to a town centre
  • Commuters parking near a railway station

Places are not exclusively reserved for permit holders, but permit holders may park, without restriction, in the resident parking bays in any of the streets within their designated zone(s).

There are 3 types of permit parking:

Residents Preferential

  • Allows residents with permits to park in the designated parking zone without restriction
  • Allows non-permit holders to park for a limited period of time, usually between 30 minutes and two hours

Residents Only

  • Allows only residents with permits to park in the designated parking zone

In general, parking zones only operate during the working day, although some are in operation 24 hours. Please refer to the parking sign in your street.

Workplace Parking

  • Workplace parking is used in business or industrial parks where the demand for parking is greater than the number of spaces available

Permit parking schemes 

We have permit parking schemes in Charnwood, Melton Mowbray, Harborough and Oadby & Wigston. 

Proposed permit parking scheme

We have now completed our analysis of the responses to our consultation and have made a decision as to whether we will continue with the proposals.

We have decided that we will formally consult a reduced residents permit parking scheme that will consist of two zones.

  • Zone A Bishop Street, Salisbury Street, Hudson Street and Bowyer Street
  • Zone B Cobden Street, School Street, Russell Street and Selbourne Street

The next stage is for a further formal consultation where comments to the proposals can be made. It is anticipated that this will commence on 28th August 2019. 

At this time affected residents will receive a further letter with details of the scheme. 

Thank you again for your feedback on these proposals.

Operation of Permit Parking

For further information on the operation of permit parking please see our document.

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