Somerset County Council
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Parking issues

 

We place parking restrictions on the highway to control the manner in which parking takes place.

To request information, report a problem with on street parking or apply for parking restrictions please use the button below.

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The website www.somersettraffweb.co.uk  details all current and legally enforceable parking restrictions on our roads.

About this service
Parking on the highway can cause an inconvenience for other users including emergency vehicles as it may create a hazard, cause congestion or an obstruction.

Parking Restrictions include yellow lines, limited waiting bays, bus bays, taxi bays, loading bays, no loadings areas, school " keep clear" markings, resident parking bays and on-street pay and display bays. A sign usually accompanies the road marking to inform you of the nature of the restriction.

Double yellow lines mean no parking at any time and no longer require a sign to be enforceable, unless it is a seasonal restriction over a period of a few months. If it is a seasonal restriction a sign will specify the restricted period.

The Highway Code lists many types of restrictions used on our roads.

How do I use it?
If you wish to apply for restrictions or request a change to a restriction, there is a statutory process which has to be followed. The first step in this process could be made quicker if you gain the support of adjacent property owners or anyone else likely to be affected together with the support of the Town or Parish Council. Contact us once support has been obtained. 

How long does it take?
The process which has to be followed to implement parking restrictions includes advertising, dealing with any objections and sometimes involves informing Council Committees before decisions can be made. This may take up to 12 months before any work can be done on the ground. 

Policy
Any lining associated with a parking restriction will be laid in accordance with the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions 2002. If a pole and sign accompanies the restriction a Traffic Regulation Order will exist to make it enforceable. 

Laws and regulation
The legal process to make an Order is defined in the Traffic Regulation Orders Statutory Procedures Act 1996. 

Contacts

Contact: Roads and Transport Team
Email: roadsandtransportSD@somerset.gov.uk
Contact no: 0845 345 9155
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday closed.

If an incident occurs outside these hours and is deemed a risk to public safety please contact the Police on 101.

If you need to visit a highway area office you can find the address of your local office here.

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