Resident parking scheme

See full details and results of the Resident parking scheme trial - actions following consultation.

Apply online

You can apply online for the following permits only:

  • resident permit (including visitor allocation)
  • business permit (including visitor allocation)
  • visitor permits only
If you apply online, scan and upload documents that prove both your residency and vehicle ownership.

Go to online form

Permit renewals

At this time all current permits will remain valid regardless of the stated expiry date. Following the outcome of the Traffic Regulation Order process, we will write to all properties included in the scheme with details of the next steps. This is likely to be in the New Year. In the meantime it is important to continue to display your current permit.

Apply by post

Enclose photocopies of required documents - see How to apply for a permit section below for all required documents.

Download and post - PDF file downloadResident/business/visitor permit form (PDF, 403kb)

Forms for other types of permit are in the 'Types of parking permit' section below.

General information about the scheme

The council is trialling a new resident parking scheme in certain streets close to Bracknell town centre. This is intended to protect local communities from parking pressures relating to the Bracknell town centre redevelopment.

All vehicles parked within the resident parking zones (with the exception of delivery vehicles or street works contractors) need to display a permit to be legally parked during the scheme’s hours of operation.

You do not need to display a parking permit to park on your private property within a resident parking zone.

The resident parking scheme operates between 8am and 6pm (8pm in certain zones) Monday to Saturday and from 10am to 4pm on Sundays.

Resident parking zones

You will be eligible to apply for resident parking permits if your property or business is located within a resident parking zone. Maps of the zones can be found below:

Who can apply for resident parking scheme permits?

Residential and business properties within the zones and tradespersons, service providers and landlords may all apply for resident parking scheme permits.

Properties within the private developments listed below, which are accessed directly from roads within a resident parking zone, are not eligible for resident permits. However, they are eligible to apply for both the 4-hour and 24-hour visitor scratch cards free of charge:

  • Kelvin Gate
  • The Croft 
  • Boyd Court
  • Sabin Gate
  • Bevan Gate
  • Gordon Clifford Court
  • Winterbourne Court

Residents whose properties are accessed from within the zone, but whose postal address are not in the zone, are eligible to apply for resident permits but will need to make an application using the paper form.

If you believe you require a permit to park in a zone but do not fit into any of the above categories, please contact the Parking Shop on 01344 421567 during weekday business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm) or via email brackparkpermits.uk@parkindigo.com.

Types of parking permit

The following permits are available:

Resident and business parking permits

A resident or business permit entitles a specific vehicle to park within the appropriate resident parking zone during the hours of operation. Each property located within a zone can apply for any combination of resident and business permits up to the maximum of 5 permits per property. These permits will be issued to a specific vehicle, can not be transferred and must be displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle.

PDF file downloadResident/business/visitor permit application form (PDF, 403kb)

4-hour reusable visitor permits

Displaying the 4-hour reusable visitor permit entitles any vehicle to park within the appropriate zone during the hours of operation. This permit will be automatically issued to the first successful applicant for a resident or business parking permit from each property. This permit can be transferred between vehicles.

PDF file downloadResident/business/visitor permit application form (PDF, 403kb)

Visitor scratch cards (including the listed private developments)

Displaying the 4-hour and 24-hour visitor scratch cards entitles a specific vehicle to park within the appropriate zone during the hours of operation.

This permit will be automatically issued to the first successful applicant for a resident or business parking permit from each property. These permits are not available to businesses.

Every residential property is entitled to 50 x 4-hour single use visitor scratch cards and 50 x 24-hour single use visitor scratch cards. Additional scratch cards, up to a further 50 of each type (4-hour or 24-hour), can be applied for from the Parking Shop as above from 1 March 2016.

PDF file downloadVisitor scratch card application form (PDF, 332kb)

Tradesperson and service provider

If you need to access one of the resident parking zones in order to provide a service, such as window cleaning, you can apply for a 4-hour reusable service provider permit.

PDF file downloadTradesperson/service provider/landlord application form (PDF, 479kb)

Landlords

Landlords that require access to the resident parking zones can apply for visitor scratch cards for the zone the tenanted property is within.

PDF file downloadTradesperson/service provider/landlord application form (PDF, 479kb)

Discretionary permit

The council has a process for considering discretionary permit applications in exceptional circumstances where the standard criteria can not be complied with. Please note that each application will be considered on an individual basis and must be accompanied by sufficient evidence to justify your case.

If you believe you may qualify for a discretionary permit to park in a zone but do not fit in any of the above permit categories, you should complete the application form below.

PDF file downloadDiscretionary permit application form (PDF, 259kb)

Urgent temporary permits

Urgent temporary permits are available in person from the Council Offices, Time Square (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm). Applicants must have evidence to justify their urgent need for access to a resident parking zone. Multiple applications will be declined.

Lost or damaged permits

Should you require a replacement permit these can be applied for by contacting the Parking Shop on 01344 424167 during weekday business hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5pm) or via email brackparkpermits.uk@parkindigo.com.

PDF file downloadLost/replacement permit form (PDF, 368kb)

Charges

Type of permit Charge (per year)
Resident and business - 1st and 2nd permit Free
Resident and business - 3rd permit £20
Resident and business - 4th permit £40
Resident and business - 5th permit £70
Resident and business - 4-hour reusable visitor permit Free
Resident and business - Blue Badge holders Free
Resident and business - Motorcycles Free
Visitor scratch cards - initial 50 x 4-hour single use * Free
Visitor scratch cards - initial 50 x 24-hour single use * Free
Tradesperson/service provider - single 4-hour reusable permit for all zones £20
Landlord - 4-hour permit (scratch card) ** £5 per book of 10
Landlord - 24-hour permit (scratch card) ** £10 per book of 10
Replacement permit - where original permit surrendered £5 (per permit)
Replacement permit - where original permit not surrendered £20 (per permit)

* Additional free scratch cards, up to a further 50 can be applied for from the Parking Shop as above from 1 March 2016.

** Up to 20 permits per year (4-hour permit) and up to 10 permits per year (24-hour permit)

How to apply for a permit

Before applying for your permit you will need to read all the information above. You also need to read the scheme rules and the terms and conditions as you will be asked to confirm that you understand and accept them:

The list below shows which documents will be accepted.

Proof of address (resident)

  • utility bill (gas, electricity, telephone, water) *
  • bank/building society statement *
  • Benefits Agency statement/pension book *
  • letter from solicitor stating the date of completion on purchase or the property *
  • valid tenancy agreement *
  • your council tax bill for the current year
  • driving licence – showing name and current address

*  Must be dated within the last 3 months

Proof of vehicle ownership (resident)

  • Vehicle Registration Document (form V5) showing name and address within the relevant zone
  • copy of valid insurance certificate or schedule showing name and address
  • company vehicle - a letter from the company specifying that the vehicle to which this application applies is for specific and personal use as an employee and confirms address

Proof of address (business)

  • utility bill (gas, electricity, telephone, water)*
  • bank/building society statement*
  • official lease agreement in business name and address*
  • current national non-domestic rate demand*

* Must be dated within the last 3 months

Proof of vehicle ownership (business)

  • Vehicle Registration Document (form V5) showing name and business address within the relevant zone
  • copy of valid insurance certificate or schedule showing business name and address
  • for company/leased vehicle -  a letter from the company concerned specifying that the vehicle is allocated for driver's specific use as an employee

Blue Badge holders

If you are applying as a Blue Badge holder you will also need to scan / copy both the front and back of your badge.

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