Update - 07/05/2021

Works to extend the current CPZs in Chichester are now nearing completion. In many areas, contractors working to introduce the restriction lines and signage are almost finished. As the work continues, please look out for notices which indicate if you need to move your vehicle ahead of works taking place.

We are accepting permit applications in the extended Zones, F, H and N. Applications for permits in Zones A and S will be accepted from May 13th. Information on our webpages will guide customers through the application processes and while we will process applications, permits will not start before 1 June.

As the on-street lining and signing work is dependent on various factors, including the weather, it is not possible to say when the contractors will complete the whole scheme but you can continue to visit this webpage where we will provide further information when it becomes available.  

If you have any questions, please make use of the questions and answers document which is available below and the other information on this page.

Please continue to check this webpage for updated information.

What is a resident parking scheme

West Sussex County Council will shortly be extending the Chichester Resident Parking Scheme into your area.

A Resident Parking Scheme made up of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) is a way of managing on-street parking across a wide area. This is designed to help residents living in places where it is difficult to park close to their home. This could be due to existing waiting restrictions. This could relate to yellow lines, or non-residents who park for long periods.

The aim of the scheme is to make it easier:

  • for residents, shoppers, visitors, healthcare providers and tradespeople to park,
  • to enhance road safety,
  • to ease congestion,
  • to remove obstructions to private accesses
  • to eliminate indiscriminate parking

In Chichester has operated a CPZ has operated for around thirty years. Currently it covers all roads within the city centre, and a number of surrounding residential areas.

In March 2019 and February 2020, public consultations took place on proposed changes to the on-street parking arrangements within Chichester. County councillors considered the responses, and a decision was made to implement the proposals in phases.

The first phase is comprised of:

  • New parking zones in Donnington (Zone A) and Swanfield (Zone S)
  • The addition of various roads into the existing CPZ (Zones F, H and N)

The new and extended CPZs are being administered by Parking Services at Chichester District Council. Parking Services will also enforce on-street parking across the district on the County Council's behalf.

How can I find out more about the new CPZs?

Please check this webpage as more updates will be provided. Updates will include:

  • when we are ready to accept applications for permits, and;
  • when the new and extended zones will come into force.

There is also a recorded phone line if you are unable to view information online:

Please refer to our questions and answers documents.

The areas and roads included in Phase 1

AreaRoads included in Phase 1
Donnington - New Zone ABelgrave Crescent, Birdham Road (even Nos. 6-34 inclusive & odd Nos. 3-73 inclusive), Bywater Way, Crosbie Close, Croy Close, Cutfield Close, Deer Close, Forge Close, Gordon Avenue, Graydon Avenue, Grenville Gardens, Grosvenor Road, Manor Close, Marden Avenue, Poyntz Close, Selsey Road, Southfields Close, St Georges Drive, Stockbridge Gardens, Stockbridge Road (even Nos. 52-116 inclusive & odd Nos. 51-125 inclusive), The Meadows, Turnpike Close, Upton Road, Waterside Drive and Wiston Avenue.
Whyke - Extension to existing Zone FCawley Road, Ormonde Avenue, Peter Weston Place, Quest Close, Velyn Avenue and Winden Avenue.
The Hornet - Extension to existing Zone HNeedlemakers, St Agnes Place, St Pancras and The Hornet.
Little Breach - Extension to existing Zone NBroyle Close, Broyle Road, Infirmary Terrace, King George Gardens, Little Breach (all), Springbank and Wellington Road.
Swanfield - New Zone SBadgers Walk, Barnfield Drive, Baxendale Road, Bostock Road, Bradshaw Road, Carse Road, Conduit Mead, Cornflower Close, Graylingwell Drive, Harvester Close, Kidd Road, Kingsmead Avenue, Lime Close, Mansergh Road, Millfield Close, Morants Close, Palmers Field Avenue, Peacock Close, Seddon Close, Sloe Close, Southdown Close, Spitalfield Lane (part only), Stephens Close, Story Road, Swanfield Drive, Tenacre Close, The Pitcroft, The Waterplat and Westhampnett Road (part only).

What roads are affected by new waiting restrictions (yellow lines)?

Lengths of: Gilbert Road, Carleton Road, Montagu Road, Otter Close, Lavant Road, Hunters Way, Plainwood Close, The Avenue, Summersdale Road, Church Road, St James Road, Oving Road, Westhampnett Road, Florence Road, Lake Road, Claypit Lane, Stane Street, Coach Road, Old Arundel Road.

Private roads not affected

Please note that the following private roads will not form part of the CPZ and residents in those roads are therefore unable to apply for residents/visitors permits.

There may also be other properties which are not eligible for permits and the council reserve the right to review and refuse applications.

ZoneAreas not affected
Zone ANursery Mews, Pecketts Gate, Queens Avenue, Queens Gardens, Stockbridge Mews, Stockbridge Place, Windmill Close
Zone N ExtWolfe Close
Zone SCullum Close, Fox Close, Silverlock Close, The Green

Plan of the new and extended zones

Please view the plan for existing, new and extended zones.

When will the works take place?

Works to implement the new and extended zones will start later in February 2021 and are scheduled to last for approximately ten weeks.

Care will be taken to minimise the visual impact of new signs and, wherever possible, remove existing ones which are no longer required. The works will be undertaken over a number of weeks but the new and extended CPZs will not become operational until all of the works have been completed across the whole scheme, because there is only 1 legal 'traffic order' document being made that is required before enforcement can start.

In order to restrict parking in particular places, the new CPZs will be comprised of:

  • permit holder parking bays,
  • limited waiting bays,
  • some shared bays (permits or limited waiting)
  • disabled bays, and
  • yellow lines.

Clear signs and/or lines will tell motorists where they can and cannot park. In some residential areas with less through traffic there will be a system of 'Permit Holders only past this point' signs, with minimal lining to reduce the visual impact.

Please refer back to the council's website in due course for details of the 'go-live' date.

What permits are available and how will they be managed?

Various permits will be available to cater for different groups of motorists. Parking Services at Chichester District Council will review and process all applications and the number issued will be controlled. Permits will be issued on a first come first served basis, with priority going to first permits for residents.

We are accepting applications in the extended Zones, F, H and N. Applications for permits in Zones A and S will be accepted from May 13th. Information on our webpages will guide customers through the application processes and while we will accept applications, permits will not start before 1 June.

Zones A and S

All permits issued to those in the new parking zones will be managed through a digital permit system called, MiPermit. Applications can be submitted using the online system without visiting or calling the council. Once a permit is valid, there will be nothing to display in the vehicle as the information is held against the vehicle registration.

Zone Extensions F, H and N

All permits issued within the extended parking zones will be managed through online eform or paper applications. Applications can be submitted without visiting or calling the council. Resident Permit Applications can be submitted using the online eform system on the Resident permits webpage. For other permit types application forms are available on the relevant webpages, to complete and return to Parking Services. Once an application has been checked and authorised, a paper permit will then be sent to you to display in your vehicle. Resident Visitor Permits can be purchased by calling the Council.

Residents' permits

Residents' permits can be applied for by any resident who lives within a CPZ  and who owns a vehicle which is registered to the property. In order to buy a Residents Permit:

  • you must live at a property within a zone
  • the property must be your main place of residency
  • you must be a full-time resident of the address requested
  • your vehicle must be registered to the named address

The application process will tell you what you need to provide. In order that an application can be considered the following evidence is required:

  • A completed application form
  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle - V5 Log book or valid insurance document - your vehicle must be registered to the named address
  • Proof of Residency -utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address)
  • (If you have a blue badge) a copy of both sides of your blue badge

If your vehicle is owned by your employer and the V5 is in the name of the company, we need a letter on headed paper from the Company Manager (not the applicant) stating that the vehicle is allocated to you for your exclusive use as an employee.

The cost of Residents' permits are as follows:

Residents parking zone

Annual charge

Six month charge

Low emission vehicles annual charge

Low emission vehicles - 6 month charge

Operational times

F,H and S

  • First Permit £46 
  • Additional Permit £92
  • First Permit £25 
  • Additional Permit £50
  • First Permit £34 
  • Additional Permit £68
  • First Permit £19 
  • Additional Permit £38

F & H: 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Saturday

S: 09:00 - 21:00, Monday to Sunday

A and N (part day)

  • First Permit £39 
  • Additional Permit £78
  • First Permit £21 
  • Additional Permit £42
  • First Permit £29 
  • Additional Permit £58
  • First Permit £16 
  • Additional Permit £32

N: 10:00 - 11:00, 14:00 - 15:00, Monday to Saturday

A: 09:00 - 10:00, 13:00 - 14:00, Monday to Friday

Applicants with low emission vehicles (LEVs) are entitled to a 25% discount on Residents' permits.

An LEV is defined as a vehicle with CO2 emissions of less than 50g/km and which can travel at least 112km (70 miles) without any emissions at all.

To view the list of permitted low emission vehicles, please view the available document.

Blue Badge holders

If you own a blue badge, you will be able to obtain a first residents permit free of charge. To obtain a permit, we will require:

  • proof of vehicle ownership,
  • proof of residency,
  • a completed application form, and
  • we will also require copies of both sides of the valid blue badge.

Student permits

A student permit can be applied for by students who live within a CPZ who own a vehicle. Permits are available to students whose tenancy agreements exceed 6 months for a residence within the Controlled Parking Zone.

In order to buy a students residents permit:

  • you must live at a property within a zone
  • the property must be your main place of residency
  • you must be a full time resident of the address requested
  • you must be a student

The application process will tell you what you need to provide. In order that an application can be considered the following evidence is required:

  • Copy of student card
  • Proof of ownership of the vehicle - V5 Log book (this may not have the property address but in these circumstance this is acceptable)
  • Proof of residency -i.e. utility bill (within the last three months, and showing your address) or a tenancy agreement

For students who are not able to provide the necessary evidence to support an application for a students permit, residents visitor permits may be available to purchase.

Residents' Visitor Permits (RVPs)

RVPs are available to residents to purchase for their visitors or tradespeople to enable them to park in permit holder bays within the CPZ. RVPs are zone specific and may only be used within the permit holder bays within particular roads and streets included within a zone.

Type of resident visitor permit 

Quantity

Cost                                       

Max purchase per month in 12 hour Zone (S)

Max purchase per month in 8 hour Zone (F,H)

Max purchase per month in 2 hour Zone (A,N)

2 Hourly

1 book of 10 permits

£4.50 - All zones

7 books

5 books

1 book

Daily

1 book of 5 Permits

£9.00 - F & H Zone

£13.50 - S Zone

2 books

2 books

2 books

N/A

Weekly

1 permit (sold singly)

1 Permit (sold singly)

£10.80 - F & H Zone

£16.20 - S Zone

2 books

2 books

2 books

N/A

Other permits

Where there is capacity, other permits such as non resident, healthcare, carer and trader permits are also available. When Permits are available to purchase, the application processes will let you know what information you need to provide.

Zones A and S

All permits issued to those in the new parking zones will be managed through a digital permit system called, MiPermit. Applications can be submitted using the online system without visiting or calling the council. Once a permit is valid, there will be nothing to display in the vehicle as the information is held against the vehicle registration.

Zone Extensions F, H and N

All permits issued within the extended parking zones will be managed through the council's online eform application. Applications can be submitted using the online system without visiting or calling the council. Once an application has been checked and authorised, a paper permit will then be sent to you to display in your vehicle.

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Although our offices are currently closed to the public due to Covid-19, we are still here to help via the telephone number or email address.

Subject queryWho to contact
Question relating to permit administrationParking Services, Chichester District Council, East Pallant House, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1TY, 01243 534500 or email: parkingservices@chichester.gov.uk
Question relating to the implementation of the Controlled Parking Zones scheme itself, including lining and signingParking Strategy Team, West Sussex County Council, County Hall, Tower Street,  Chichester, PO191RH, 01243 642105, email: parking@westsussex.gov.uk.