Some properties within Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) will be subject to a car-free development agreement made under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

Car free developments were introduced to better manage the limited supply of on-street parking spaces. This means that they are not entitled to purchase a residents parking permit.

The properties usually affected are “new-build” buildings or buildings which have been renovated or refurbished and are subject to planning permission.

The affected properties will be on the section 106 list. The owner of the property or landlord will be informed of these restrictions and has an obligation to inform you about this permit restriction.

Unfortunately, not all addresses covered by section 106 agreements have been flagged meaning that some customers have been able to purchase residents permits.

Although it is clear that we have made a mistake by previously issuing a permit, we are still entitled to correct this error. If affected customers are still unhappy and wish to raise a complaint we promise to deal which each enquiry thoughtfully and analyse each enquiry on a case by case scenario.

We would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused.

From more information regarding excluded and permit free properties under S106 please refer to our Parking permits - guide.