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The purpose of a Caring Visitor Parking Permit (CVPP) is to allow essential health or social care visitors to park in the Permit Parking Area (PPA) during controlled hours. They can be issued to a person who lives in the street who has demonstrated that they need such visitors, and do not relate to a specific vehicle in order that they can be used by different caring visitors as needed.

A maximum of two CVPPs may be held by any one household.

A CVPP must only be used for the purpose of allowing essential health or social care visitors to park. It must not be used to enable the habitual parking of a resident’s own vehicle in place of a Resident Parking Permit; for the convenience of social visitors in place of Resident’s Visitor Parking Vouchers ; or for any purpose other than that for which it is provided.

To apply for a CVPP as a resident, in order to prevent fraud and ensure only those in genuine need are able to obtain a permit, when applying evidence of eligibility will be required as detailed in table below.

Evidence needed to apply for a Caring Visitor Parking Permit as a resident
Proof of Residence Evidence regular care visits are needed

You must supply a copy of one of the following showing that you live at the address:

  • full UK driving licence; or
  • the current year’s Council Tax Bill; or
  • a utility bill (water/ electricity/ gas/landline telephone) less than three months old; or
  • a bank statement less than three months old; or
  • a current tenancy agreement signed by all parties dated within the last four weeks; or
  • documents from your solicitor or mortgage company confirming you have completed purchase of the property within the last four weeks.

You must supply a completed supporting application form signed by your doctor or medical/social care provider.

Local services supplying essential health or social care may apply for CVPPs for their staff, if they have clients within the PPA.

A CVPP must only be used for the purpose of allowing essential health or social care visitors to park. It must not be used to enable the parking of a vehicle in the PPA for any other purpose. ​

Evidence needed to apply for a Caring Visitor Parking Permit as a service provider
Proof of Service Provision Evidence of need

You must supply evidence that you are a bone fide service provider supplying health or social care.

You must supply evidence that it is necessary for you to hold a caring visitor’s parking permit, for example and without prejudice to the Council’s absolute discretion in issuing or choosing not to issue such a permit:

  • because you have a client in the street who would be unable to pass you their own caring visitor’s parking permit upon arrival; or
  • because you supply a generalised essential health service that may include home visits at any time such as a GP or First Responder.

Residents and care providers will be able to apply for a CVPP in person at the Council’s offices, by post or email, subject to a £15 fee for each permit.

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Once received, it may take up to two weeks to process an application. In the meantime, it will be necessary for caring visitors to use Resident’s Visitor Parking Vouchers to park in the PPA during controlled hours.

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