Parking dispensation or suspension

Parking dispensation

Parking dispensation refers to on-street parking.

It allows temporary parking exemptions for on-street restrictions at locations where the need is proven and demonstrated that no alternative arrangements are available or feasible. For example, this might be a removal van requesting permission to park on a yellow line restriction.

It does not allow a general exemption, or for the exemption to continue once the purpose for the dispensation has been fulfilled. For that reason they are time limited.

A dispensation may be issued in respect of:

  • building, maintenance or repair works where close proximity to the site is essential
  • loading or unloading where it is prohibited
  • loading or unloading where waiting restrictions are in effect and where it is necessary to allow longer than normally certified (for example, for furniture removals)
  • other exceptional circumstances where the need for suspension is proven

It is effected by the proper display of a valid temporary certificate issued by the council.

Parking suspension

Parking suspension refers to off-street parking bays.

It gives a special exemption from the issue of a penalty charge notice in respect of a contravention of a traffic regulation order.

Fees

Fees for type of suspension or dispensation
Type Fee
Utilities, contractors, builders and commercial removals - application fee (minimum 7 days' notice) £267
Utilities, contractors, builders and commercial removals - application fee (minimum 3 days' notice) £376
Utilities, contractors, builders and commercial removals - application fee (fewer than 3 days' notice) £485
Domestic removals (per day) £60
Blood transfusion service, health screening Free

Apply for a dispensation or suspension

For a parking dispensation (on-street parking), email your completed form to: highways.transport@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.

For a parking suspension (off-street parking), email your completed form to: parking.enquiries@bracknell-forest.gov.uk.