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Residents parking schemes

There are currently 5 residents' parking schemes operating in Derbyshire town centres:

  • Bakewell
  • Buxton
  • Chesterfield
  • Ilkeston
  • Long Eaton

We have introduced these schemes in partnership with the appropriate borough or district council who are responsible for administering most of the parking permits.

The type of permits within each scheme varies, with details available on the relevant borough or district council's website.

Charges

The current charges for permits are:

  • resident's permit (first permit) - £35 per annum
  • resident's permit (second or subsequent permit, dependent upon the scheme) - £50 per annum
  • annual visitor permit (dependent upon the scheme) - £13 per annum
  • business permit (limited to one per business) - £70 per annum

Enquiries

For advice on residents' parking schemes contact:

For enquiries regarding existing schemes, email residentsparking@derbyshire.gov.uk

Parking in Bakewell and Chesterfield

As of Monday 5 October 2020, the Residents’ Parking Schemes for Chesterfield and Bakewell will be provided by the Derbyshire Parking Partnership in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council

To apply for a new permit or renew an existing one:

  • email permits.parking@nottscc.gov.uk
  • tel: 0115 804 0314, between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Thursday and between 9am and 4pm on Fridays
  • write to: CPU, PO Box 10282, Nottingham, NG17 0DX

Information for Bakewell residents

Current permit prices in Bakewell are:

  • first permit per household - £35 per annum
  • second and subsequent permit per household - £50 per annum
  • disabled residents - no charge (subject to a mobility assessment by area social services, tel: 01629 533190)
  • holiday accommodation permit - £150 per annum
  • business parking permit - £70 per annum
  • all day visitors' permit (maximum per household of 100 per annum) - £3 each
  • one hour visitor's permit - 55p per hour

Times the scheme operates

The scheme operates between 8am and 8pm, every day including bank holidays.

Applying for a permit

Any resident who lives within the area defined as being covered by the scheme, who is either the owner or primary user of a motor vehicle may apply for a permit. A business may apply for a maximum of one permit if a vehicle is necessary for the operational needs of that business. In addition, owners of homes rented out for self-catering holidays can apply for a single holiday accommodation permit. For the Bakewell scheme the properties that front onto the following roads are defined as being covered by the scheme:

  • Bagshaw Hill
  • Bridge Street, Lime Lounge Coffee House Flat, Bridge House Apartment and Bridgeway only
  • Brookside
  • Butts Road: Erica Cottage only
  • Buxton Road, between North Church Street and The Rock
  • Castle Street
  • Church Alley including The Nook, Little Hill and 1 Kings Court
  • Church Lane
  • Cunningham Place
  • Fly Hill
  • Milford: The Chase and Meadow View only
  • Mill Street
  • North Church Street
  • Rock Terrace
  • South Church Street
  • Stanedge Road

Using a permit

A permit holder may park in any vacant permit holder's bay within the scheme. No guarantee can be given that a parking space will be available. Although, based on the results of parking surveys, there should be sufficient spaces to cater for anticipated demand.

Visitors

Any resident who lives within the area defined as being covered by the scheme may purchase visitors permits for use by their visitors (including any visiting trades people). Each household may purchase one hour visitors permits (55p per hour) and all day visitors permits (£3 each, maximum of 100 per household per year). No visitors parking period shall exceed 4 hours in any one day except in the case when an all day visitors' permit is displayed. Residents will need to purchase visitor's permits in advance to hand to their visitor on arrival and to cater for unexpected visitors.

Proof of residency will be required. Visitor's permits are only valid when the relevant time period is completed in ink.

Visiting trades people

If a resident wishes a visiting trades person to be able to park within the scheme they must provide them with a visitors permit.

Exemptions for loading and unloading

While a driver is genuinely loading or unloading, they may park without displaying a permit. Loading and unloading is defined as taking place only when goods are being carried between the vehicle and a property. The driver will normally therefore be within sight of the vehicle. A driver may also park without displaying a permit to pick up or set down passengers.

Charges may be subject to review. The income generated from the sale of permits and from any penalties imposed will contribute to the cost of administrating and enforcing the scheme.

Any replacement for a lost permit will be charged at the full rate.

Terms and conditions of issue for resident and business permits

  1. Permits are issued for specified vehicles for use in specific controlled zones and are not interchangeable or transferable.

  2. Permits will be valid from the date of issue for a period of 12 months. Permits will not be backdated.

  3. Refunds can be made provided that at least one calendar month is unexpired. To obtain a refund the current permit must be produced for cancellation.

  4. No guarantee can be given that a parking space will be available.

  5. A resident's parking permit is valid only in respect of the vehicle for which it is issued.

  6. A resident's parking permit can be renewed within 14 days prior to its expiry.

    A new application form should be used on each occasion. The renewal permit will be issued on application, but the period covered will not commence until the expiry of the current permit.

  7. Any loss of a resident's parking permit must be reported as soon as possible

  8. Visitors' permits are issued to residents within the specified zone for the use of their visitors, for the time period indicated in ink on the ticket.

Terms and conditions of issue for holiday accommodation permits

  1. Only one holiday accommodation permit may be issued per property.
  2. It is the responsibility of the owner to ensure that their guests return the permit at the end of their stay.
  3. Permits will be valid from the date of issue for a period of 12 months. Permits will not be backdated.
  4. No refunds are available.
  5. No guarantee can be given that a parking space will be available.
  6. A holiday accommodation permit can be renewed within 14 days prior to its expiry. 
  7. Any loss of a holiday accommodation permit must be reported as soon as possible
  8. Visitors' permits are issued to residents within the specified zone for the use of their visitors, for the time period indicated on the ticket.

General conditions of use

  1. A permit may only be used in accordance with the terms prescribed by the relevant Derbyshire County Council Traffic Regulation Order. A permit, when displayed, will allow the holder to park in a permit holders parking bay.

  2. A permit must be displayed on the inside of the vehicle windscreen, so that its face is clearly visible from the outside. Failure to display a valid permit will render the driver of the vehicle liable to a payment of a penalty charge notice.

  3. A permit will allow parking only within the controlled zone designated on the ticket. It is not valid in any other controlled zone.

  4. The relevant Derbyshire County Council Traffic Regulation Order is available for inspection at County Hall, Matlock during normal working hours.

New schemes

A number of elements must be in place for us to consider a residents' parking scheme for any given area. Firstly, the streets must experience high levels of non-resident parking (for example by shoppers and commuters) for long periods of the day, meaning that residents find it difficult to park their vehicles. Typical locations would be in areas close to railway stations or busy town centres. A scheme of this nature would not be appropriate in situations where it is largely residents who are competing with each other for the available on-street parking.

Successful residents' parking schemes are those that cover a defined 'zone' - incorporating several streets. Implementing a scheme in isolation would invariably displace the parking problem to neighbouring streets.

A scheme must be self-financing and a charge is applicable for each parking permit. The revenue will be used to pay for the cost of running the scheme (for administering permits and enforcement costs). At current charging rates, several hundred households would need to sign up to a proposed scheme for it to be financially viable. An extensive consultation would be carried out for any proposed scheme and an overwhelming majority of residents would need to be in support of the scheme and willing to pay for a permit (where parking problems are isolated to one street, it is unlikely that residents on neighbouring streets would be willing to support a scheme where they are required to pay for a permit).

Having a residents' parking scheme where you live would not guarantee a parking space outside your home, or even on your street. Other permit holders are entitled to park anywhere within the zone (the area of streets included in the scheme). Potentially, residents from neighbouring streets could legitimately park in front of your home.