Important change from 1 September 2020 - Resident Parking Permit Terms and Conditions

A resident parking permit will only be valid all day in the mini zone that you live.

Your permit will also be valid in any other mini zone for a maximum of three continuous hours from the time you first park.

For example, if you live in A1; your permit will be valid for a maximum of three continuous hours in any other A, B, C or D mini zones from the time you first park.

Changes to parking restrictions due to coronavirus and new parking changes.

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School Street permit

What are School Streets?

A School Street is where a road with a school temporarily closes to motor vehicles to become a pedestrian and cycle zone around the school’s opening and closing times.  

By temporarily closing roads outside schools there will be a reduction in congestion and pollution at the school gates. This will also make it easier and safer for children to get to and from school.  

The council is implementing a number of School Street Schemes under an experimental traffic order and monitoring the benefits over an 18-month period.  

During this 18-month period residents will be contacted again, to ask for their views on whether the scheme works effectively, before we take a decision on whether to make it permanent or not. 

Find out more about the School Streets Scheme 

More information about the school streets scheme.

Which schools and streets are affected?

The following streets will be subject to restrictions on the week commencing Monday 14 September unless stated, check local signs for details.


Schools 

Streets Affected 

Restricted Times (am) 

Restricted Times (pm)

Ben Jonson Primary and Harry Roberts Nursery School

  • Essian Street 

  • Commodore Street 

8.15am - 9.15am 

3pm - 4pm 

English Martyrs Primary School 

  • West Tenter Street 

  • North Tenter Street  

  • Scarborough Street 

8.30am - 9.15am 

3pm - 3:45pm 

Malmesbury Primary School 

  • Coborn Street 

8.15am - 9.15am 

3pm – 4pm 

     

Globe Primary School (restrictions due to begin in October 2020)

  • Cyprus Street
  • Moravian Street
  • Gawber Street

8.15am - 9.15am 

3pm - 4pm 

 

The restricted times will not operate in the school holidays or at weekends. 

How will I know if it is a school street? 

There will be signs and cameras at the entrances to the closed streets. 

Why do I need a permit?

Vehicles will not be able to enter school streets between the restricted times unless they have a school street permit.  

If a vehicle enters a school street during the restricted times without a school street permit then a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued. 

Who can apply for a school street permit?

  • Residents whose vehicles are registered or insured on a school street
    • vehicles are registered or insured on a school street 

  • Blue badge holders
  • Parent or carer taking a child with special educational needs (SEN) to school
  • School staff at the school
  • Businesses based on school streets

Can a blue badge holder apply for more than one school street permit?

Noyou will only be able to apply for one school street permit, either on the school street that you live or another school street. 

Can a parent or carer apply for a school street permit? 

No – you will not qualify for a permit unless you or your child is a blue badge holder, or your child has SEN. 

How will a school street be enforced?

We are using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to automatically check if a vehicle has a school street permit.  

If a vehicle enters a school street during the restricted times without a school street permit a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued. 

What happens if my vehicle is parked on a school street, during the restricted times without a school street permit?

You will be able to leave without a penalty charge notice being issued.  

However, if you then return during the restricted hours, a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued. 

What should I do if I’m expecting a delivery? 

You should arrange for your item to be delivered outside of the restriction times, and if the vehicle is parked before the restricted times then they will be able to leave without a penalty charge notice being issued.  

Do I get a permit to display in my vehicle?

No we are using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to automatically check if a vehicle has a school street permit.  

However, we will send you a confirmation email as soon as your application is processed. 

What documents do I need to provide for a school street permit?

Applicant 

Documents required for a permit 

Resident 

UK registration Certificate or Insurance Certificate and Policy 

School staff 

 

School letter to confirm that you are an employee, and insurance certificate to show that you are insured for commuting 

Parent/Carer 

School letter to confirm that the child has SEN, and 

Either your UK Registration Certificate or 

Insurance certificate 

Blue badge holder 

 

Blue badge, and 

Either your UK registration Certificate or 

Insurance Certificate and Policy   

Blue badge holder (does not drive) 

 

Blue badge, and 

Department for Work and Pension benefit letter for the current tax year, and 

Another occupant’s UK registration Certificate or Insurance Certificate and Policy showing your address 

Business employer/owner 

 

Company letter to confirm that you are an employee, and insurance certificate to show that you are insured for business use 

Do I need to apply if I already have an active virtual (paperless) permit? 

Yes – but the application process will be shorter and quicker because we already have your details. 

What happens after I submit my application? 

We will send you an email to let you know if your application has been approved within 5 working days. 

Tips on uploading your documents 

If you are not sure how to scan and upload your documents, read our tips on uploading documents 

What happens after I complete my application? 

We aim to process your application within 5 working days and email you as soon as we process your application. 

What should I do if I need to park on a school street before my application is processed? 

You can park on another street or if you are already parked in the school street before the restricted times you will be able to leave without a penalty charge notice being issued.   

However, if you then return during the restricted hours a penalty charge notice will automatically be issued. 

How do I apply for a school street permit? 

Apply for a school street permit 

You can apply for a school streets permit online