Residents parking schemes are generally used where parking by shoppers, commuters, leisure users or visitors prevents residents parking close to their homes.
These schemes aim to give people who live in a designated street a fair chance of parking close to their homes, but they do not guarantee a parking space. However, these schemes need to be managed and enforced and the permit charges have to cover the full costs.
Eligible residents are able to buy a yearly parking permit which they must display in their vehicle when parked in designated parking bays.
Some schemes allow 2 permits per eligible household and some make separate provision for visitors.