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 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.