If you need to block a parking, waiting or loading bay or group of parking bays for any length of time, you need to apply to suspend them.
Reasons for a parking suspension
You can apply to suspend parking bays for several reasons, including:
- home removals
- utilities work (gas, water or electricity)
- building works
- skip hire
- tree pruning
- local events
One bay, per day: £53
If you apply less than 14 days in advance you will be charged an additional admin fee: £104
Cancellation of approved suspensions: £95.
All charges are payable in advance in order for suspensions to be implemented.
How to apply
You need to apply at least 7 working days in advance. This is to give us time to put up signs and give reasonable notice to other road-users. We may refuse your application if you apply less than this time.
Alternatively, you can post it to Unit 20-22, Whitby Avenue, Park Royal, NW10 7SF. If you apply by post, please make sure we get your application 7 working days before the date you want the suspension to start.
When you apply, you will need:
- the reason for suspending the parking bays
- the location of the parking bay(s)
- how long you need to suspend the bays (including the start and end dates)
- the number of bays you need to suspend (you will need an adequate number of bays to accommodate the size of any vehicle(s) that may block the space).
What happens next
If we approve your application, we’ll put up notices to let other road users know of the change.
If you applied for a suspension for a domestic removal, we will send you a permit which must be displayed in the windscreen of the authorised vehicle.
We will consider requests made to change the suspension date, please contact us if you need to do this.
Filming and parking bays
There is a different application form for suspending parking bays due to filming in the borough.