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Dispensations, Suspensions And Waivers

Dispensations

A parking dispensation allows a vehicle to park in some restricted areas. This includes permit bays, limited waiting bays and loading bays. If an alternative parking solution is available, it should be used.

Dispensation Charges
Dispensation Type Cost
Dispensation Permit (Monday - Friday only*) £30 per week or part week
*Additional charge for occupying a Pay and Display parking bay Additional £10 per day, up to a maximum of £30 per week

Bay suspensions

Contact us to suspend restrictions on parking bays. This may be necessary for certain activities, such as removals. For example, for building work or for aiding traffic flow. 

Bay Suspension Charges
Suspension Type Cost
Parking Bay Suspension (Monday - Friday only) £50 per week or part week

Contact us and apply

Contact us as soon as possible about your plans. It may take up to ten days’ notice to consider granting a parking bay suspension. We need to check what else may be happening in the area and to get notices and cones in place before the start date. 

Complete the application form below and send it to us at permitcustomercare@ashford.gov.uk. Additional guidance is also provided on the form. 

Parking Dispensation or Bay Suspension Application Form [pdf] 235KB.

Email: If you have any queries about these rules or related matters please contact the team by email to permitcustomercare@ashford.gov.uk. We will try to answer as quickly as we can. 

Road closures and temporary traffic orders

Longer road closures and associated bay suspensions may require the use of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO). These are undertaken by the Kent Highways team at Kent County Council.