Suspensions and road closures

If you're moving home, expecting a delivery, or need access to a set of parking bays for another reason, such as tree pruning or filming, you can apply for a suspension of parking controls.

You can apply for a parking suspension online.

Apply for a parking suspension

If you're a utility company, you need to apply using the utility company parking suspension form.

What you need to know

Notice periods

We need reasonable notice to warn other road users and to place signs around the bays.

Our notice periods are:

  • 8 days
  • 2 weeks
  • 4 weeks.

We must receive your application and payment by 3pm on the start date of the notice period you need to give for the suspension.

We count Saturday and Sunday as notification days, so you need to include these days when arranging a suspension.

When we need eight days notice

If you want to suspend up to six bays (30 metres) for up to three days, we need at least eight days’ notice before the suspension date.

For example, if you want the suspension to start on 17 April, we would need your request and payment by 3pm on 9 April.

However, if the start of your notice period falls on a Saturday or Sunday, we'll need your request and payment by 3pm on the Friday before.

When we need two weeks notice

We need at least two weeks notice, before the date of suspension, if you want to suspend:

  • up to six bays (30 metres) for more than three days
  • between six and 12 bays for up to a week.

For example, if you want the suspension to start on 15 April, we would need to receive your request and payment by 3pm on 1 April.

However, if the start of your notice period falls on a Saturday or Sunday, we'll need your request and payment by 3pm on the Friday before.

When we need four weeks notice

We need at least four weeks notice, before the date of suspension, if you want to suspend:

  • more than 12 bays (60 metres)
  • bays for more than a week.

You'll also need to send leaflets to local residents advising them of the suspension. We will need to see and approve your leaflets before you distribute them.

If you need a large suspension for more than a week, call us on 020 7371 5678 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Charges

The charges for parking bay suspensions increased on 1 April 2019. 

The suspension fee is chargeable per day and per five-metre parking bay space. A chargeable day is any day the parking controls would normally apply in the suspended area.

For example, if you need to suspend bays from Thursday to Saturday and the controlled parking hours don't apply on Saturday, then Thursday and Friday are the only chargeable days.

Check the controlled hours for the parking zone you want the suspension in.

The fees per space are:

  • £44 for each of the first five chargeable days
  • £66 per day, from day six to day 42
  • £88 daily from day 43 upwards.

Example charges

Example 1: A four-day parking suspension for two bays and each day is chargeable

The cost for this suspension is £352.

To calculate the cost, it is 4 days times £44 times 2 bays.

Example 2: An eight-day parking suspension for three bays and each day is chargeable

The cost for this suspension is £1,254.

To calculcate the cost, the first five days are charged at £44 and the other three days at £66.

So, it is 5 days times £44 times 3 bays. This is £660.

For the other 3 days, it is 3 days times £66 times 3 bays. This is £594.

See the full list of graduated charges for 2019-20, calculated per day, per parking bay space (xls 22KB)

How to pay

You can pay for your parking suspension by credit or debit card over the phone on 020 7371 5678.

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Delta
  • Maestro
  • MasterCard
  • Solo
  • Visa

It is up to you to pay by the application deadline. If you don’t pay in time, we’ll turn down your application.

Skips and building materials

If you want to place a skip or building materials in a suspended bay, you will also need to apply for and display a skip or materials permit. We only accept applications from skip companies and building contractors.

Apply for a skip permit

Apply for a building materials permit

Utility companies

Contractors working on behalf of a utility company should contact their traffic management officer to ask for a suspension.

Different charging structures apply to utility applications. These are explained on the form.

Film crews

Please ensure you've read the parking bay suspensions for film crews page before you apply.

Film crews applying for a suspension will need to send us and the H&F film office a list of trucks and a diagram showing how they will be parked.

Send your email to parkingsuspensions@lbhf.gov.uk and filmoffice@lbhf.gov.uk and include the reference number for your form.

Amendments and cancellations

We charge a fee of £35 for each amendment or cancellation to an existing parking suspension. We can't process these until you pay this fee.

If you need to change the suspension, you must contact us in writing at least eight days before the new date required.

You must give us at least two working days’ notice for all cancellations, otherwise we can’t issue a refund.

By submitting your application, you are confirming that you have agreed to the conditions shown on the application form.

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