A controlled parking scheme (or parking zone) is a street or area where parking is organised in such a way as to help residents park their vehicles. They are provided in areas where vehicles not belonging to residents would make this difficult.
How does the scheme operate?
Most schemes operate during the working day from Monday to Saturday. The times of operation are shown on the signs for drivers entering the controlled parking zone area.
During this period the area is reserved for resident permit holders and visitor permit holders with a few provided for visitors to the area who do not have permits.