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Residents' Parking

What is a Residents' Parking Scheme?

The Leicester Residents Parking Scheme makes available residents' parking facilities in certain residential streets.

Where are residents parking schemes in place?

The schemes only extend to a certain number of zones and addresses.

Only vehicles displaying the relevant parking permit will be able to park in a 'permit holders bay'.

*Please Be Advised:  New Westcotes Phase 2 Western Road Residents Parking Scheme (Experimental). 

Work has begun on putting in place a new residents' parking scheme in Leicester’s West End. The existing Westcotes Residents' Parking scheme is being extended to include some nearby streets after strong public support for the plan.
Work has commenced on painting road markings and installing road signs showing where the scheme is in place. It took place on October 19, and then from October 26-30, in time for the scheme to come into effect on November 17. 
The residents' parking scheme will run as an experimental traffic regulation order (TRO) for a maximum of 18 months, during which it can be modified in response to any local concerns or objections.
It would become permanent in May 2016.


Residents Parking Schemes

See list of eligible addresses.


The following are the zones with explanatory notes where this scheme is in operation:

Zone A: Holy Trinity 
Zone B: Hazel Street 
Zone C: Bede Island North

Zone D: Riverside

Zone E: Highfields South

Zone F: Westcotes 

Zone F: Westcotes Extension (Experimental)  

Zone F: Westcotes Phase 2 / Western Park (Experimental)



How much does the permit cost?

A permit costs £25 and lasts for 12 months.


How do I apply?


View the Terms and conditions of permits. They will also be sent with your permit.


What to do if I change my car?

If you change your car, the current permit must be returned before a new one can be issued otherwise a charge will be made. You will need to provide one proof of vehicle ownership for the new car.


Please note: You will not be able to park in the residents parking zone without a valid permit displayed in your vehicle. You will need to use visitors permits or park outside of the residents parking zone, until you have received and displayed your new residents permit. N.B.: Each household can apply for 5 free visitors permits each renewal year.


What happens if I lose my permit?

Duplicate residents permits are issued free of charge. Please apply online, by post or in person. 


What other permits are available?

Business Permits (zones D, E and F)

(Application by post or in person only)



Maintenance Permits

(Application by post or in person only)


Application form for MAINTENANCE permits


Charity Permits

Each charity, community centre or religious organisation is entitled to a maximum of 3 permits at a cost of £25 each.


To apply contact us on 0116 454 6300.



Explanatory notes for relevant zones and application form: