If we introduce a Residents Parking Zone to the Oldfield Park and Westmoreland area, we will also need to control business-related parking. To cover this, we are proposing two types of Business Parking Permit to operate in the zone:
- For visitors to the business
- For vehicles used by the business
Your business will be able to apply for a maximum of two permits, in any combination of the types available (for example, one visitor and one business vehicle, or two visitor, or two business vehicle).
Parking for your visitors
You can apply for a permit to be used by any visitors to your business. This could be customers, suppliers, or any other type of visitor.
This type of permit is not vehicle specific, meaning that many different vehicles can use it at different times. It can be used by any visitor while they attend the business, as long as they drive one of the following:
- A passenger vehicle
- A car-derived van
- A goods vehicle
Parking for your business vehicles
A business vehicle is classed as one that is owned or operated by your business, is used in conjunction with a business or school, and requires daily on-street parking.
You can apply for a permit to be used by business vehicles. These permits are vehicle specific, and you will need to provide a registration number when you apply. Only that vehicle will be able to use that permit.
Parking for your staff
A Business Permit cannot be used to provide staff parking. We would encourage staff to use more sustainable methods of transport, such as the Park & Ride, or local bus services.
Dual use bays
There will be a number of bays classed as 'dual use'. This means they are available for unlimited parking by Residents' Permit holders, or up to 2 hours by non-permit holders. These bays may serve the needs of any visitors to your business, without you having to apply for a Business Visitor Permit for them.
How can I get Business Permits?
Visit our Business Permits page to find out more, about including how to apply.