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Limited waiting bays

Introduction to limited waiting bays

Limited waiting bays are parking bays that typically include several parking restrictions that apply at particular times. For example, a limited waiting bay could include a restriction which only allows parking for up to 1 hour, with no return within 2 hours, between the hours of 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday.

Limited waiting bays are usually installed near shops and in town centres to allow short-term parking to visit shops or businesses.


There’s no charge for installing a limited waiting bay or removing an existing one.


Information about when and or how long you can park in a limited waiting bay is shown on the signage.

How long it takes

Because we'd need to make changes to existing regulations, it can take around 12 months to install a limited waiting bay or remove an existing one.

Each application will be assessed individually and available funds.

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