Where and what are Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs)?

Explains what a controlled parking zone (CPZ) is, CPZ location maps, why they are used and what the signs look like that signify that you are about to enter a CPZ. Also why parking in a CPZ may be temporarily suspended.

What is a Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)?

A Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) is an area where parking is only allowed on certain parts of the road for a limited time unless you have a permit.

Find out more information on the different Parking Permits offered by the council.

Why are CPZs used?

Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs) reduce traffic and parking congestion for residents who live in or near to town centres or tourist/visitor hotspots.

A CPZ aims to:

  • allow the flow of traffic and emergency vehicles down streets that are heavily parked on
  • allow residents to park near their own homes.

CPZs can apply to whole parts of a town, whereas a Residents Parking Scheme (RPS) normally applies to individual streets.

Where are the CPZs?

CPZs operate in Bridlington, Beverley and Howden. Maps of the zones are available below:

Beverley CPZ Map (pdf 700kb)

Bridlington CPZ Map (pdf 700kb)

Howden CPZ Map (pdf 970kb)

Where can I find a list of streets included in the latest expansion of the Beverley CPZ?

Below is a list of the streets included in the expanded Beverley CPZ from February 2020:

  • Corporation Road

  • Duesbury Close

  • The Causeway

  • Langdale Avenue

  • Turner Road

  • Wellington Road

  • Athelstan Road

  • Mill Lane

  • Waltham Court

  • Norwood (Mill Lane to level crossing)

  • Sample Avenue

  • Goths Lane

  • Cooper Street

  • Watts Road.

Residents of these streets will be eligible to apply for a residents parking permit.

Find out more about council parking permits.

What do the CPZ signs look like and mean?

There are three types of signs/markings which tell you when you are in a CPZ:

CPZ entry sign

You will know when you enter a CPZ area because there will be signs like the one below:

CPZ entry sign

CPZ sign

CPZ road signs

On every street within that zone you will see the following sign:

Resident parking scheme - in-page image

This example tells us that between the hours of 8am and 6pm, you can:

  • park there full time if you have a permit;
  • park for two hours if you don't have a permit, but you cannot leave and come back to the same street within the hour.

Between the hours of 6pm and 8am, anyone can park there at any time.

This sign will be placed at multiple places along each road as a reminder, and timings may vary from street to street.

CPZ road markings

There are also road markings letting you know where you can park on a CPZ street. These are white dashed lines, and you can only park within them:

CPZ road markings parking bay

Why might there be signs up saying I can't park in the CPZ area, even with a permit?

From time to time we may have to stop people parking in parking bays for a number of reasons including road works or large delivery vehicles.

If we do this, we will normally give seven days’ notice (unless it is an emergency). Notice will be given by erecting warning notices on site adjacent to the affected parking bays. Within the stated times you will not be able to park in the bay(s) that are affected.

Please note: if you are parked in a suspended bay (for example, the bay is suspended whilst you are away from the address), your vehicle will be moved to a safe location as near as possible to its original location.

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