Resident parking scheme
You can apply or renew online for the following permits only:
- resident permit (including visitor allocation)
- business permit (including visitor allocation )
- visitor permits only
Apply by post
Enclose photocopies of required documents - see How to apply for a permit section below for all required documents.
Download and post - Resident/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:
- All resident parking zones (PDF, 7933kb)
- Zone A - Priestwood and Garth Area - west (PDF, 1587kb)
- Zone B - Priestwood and Garth Area - east - plan 1 (PDF, 1501kb)
- Zone B - Priestwood and Garth Area - east - plan 2 (PDF, 1381kb)
- Zone C - Grange Road area (PDF, 985kb)
- Zone D - Deepfield Road area (PDF, 1150kb)
- Zone E - Goodways Drive (PDF, 1006kb)
- Zone F - Old Bracknell Lane area (PDF, 1177kb)
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.Visitor 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.Tradesperson/service provider/landlord application form (PDF, 479kb)
Landlords that require access to the resident parking zones can apply for visitor scratch cards for the zone the tenanted property is within.Tradesperson/service provider/landlord application form (PDF, 479kb)
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.Discretionary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.Lost/replacement permit form (PDF, 368kb)
|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.