Ipswich Borough Council administers the Ipswich Residents Parking Scheme on behalf of Suffolk County Council who are the traffic authority.
The Borough Council has the power, subject to County Council approval, to create new Residents Parking Zones (RPZs) in Ipswich and to make amendments to RPZs such as creating new parking bays, altering or removing existing parking bays or changing the times and operation of the bays.
The Borough Council also issues the permits and sets the fees for the scheme. The scheme is operated on a self-funding basis with the aim that income from the sale of permits meets the cost of operating the scheme, most of which are for providing a dedicated level of parking enforcement of each RPZ in Ipswich.
For requests to create a new RPZ or to extend an existing RPZ into a street where it does not currently apply, the minimum criteria that must be met are that:
The creation of new residents parking bays are unlikely to be approved on busy main roads where parking is already prohibited owing to the impact that allowing parking would have on traffic flow.
The Council will consider requests to make amendments to existing residents parking bays or to create new residents parking bays in existing residents parking zones but this will be subject to the Council, and the County Council, being satisfied that any changes are acceptable on road safety and traffic management grounds.
If you wish to make a request in respect of residents parking zones in Ipswich, please use the contact button below: