Suspension costs

The Royal Borough is increasing the charges for suspending a parking bay from 1 April 2021.

The suspension fee is chargeable per day and per space, with fees increasing to discourage long term suspensions. The new fee per space will be £58 for each of the first 5 days, then £87 daily from day 6 to day 42 and £116 daily from day 43 upwards.

Further information about parking suspensions and how to apply, is available on the Parking suspensions page.

Suspension costs

Fees charged for a parking suspension will apply for each chargeable day, per space required.

We increased our fees from 1 April 2021.

Chargeable days

Fee per day,

per space

From 1 to 5 days


From 6 to 42 days


From 43 or more days


Example fee calculation

If you want a suspension for 3 chargeable days and for 2 spaces, calculate as follows:

  • 3 days x £58 = £174 x 2 spaces = £348

 If you want a suspension for 7 chargeable days and 1 space, calculate as follows:

  • 5 days x £58 = £290
  • 2 days x £87 = £174

So total charge for 7 days = £464 for 1 space 

When to pay

You will need to pay your fee when you apply for a suspension.

There needs to be one clear consecutive week between the dates you need for a suspension for a second application to be treated as a new application and incur the lower charges.

Each space is available as either a marked bay or a 16 feet (five metres) space.

More information is outlined in our conditions.

Admin and cancellation charges

We will charge an administrative fee to each application you cancel or make changes to.

Suspension admin charges per application 
Any changes, including cancellation, to the suspension application after the sign has been put up £19
Two or more changes, including cancellation, to the suspension application before the sign has been put up £14

We will charge an administrative fee if we have to cancel your suspension because you are not using it for an approved purpose.

In addition to the suspension charge, each film related parking request exceeding four car spaces will be the subject of a Parking Handling Charge from the Borough Film Office.

Skip licence, highway licences and dispensations

We issue licences and skip renewals for each period requested (from one day up to a maximum of three months).

All charges for skip licences, temporary structures and plant and material licences must be paid for each application requested and in addition to any suspension charges.

View the cost of fees.

Yellow line dispensations

We charge daily for yellow line dispensations on the same basis as suspension fees. You must pay these on approval.

Read more about yellow line dispensations.