How parking schemes work

Find out how Residents' Parking Schemes work.

Seven Residents’ Parking Schemes (RPSs), alternatively known as Controlled Parking Zones (CPZs), have been introduced across West Sussex to date.

These are designed to:

  • manage on-street parking
  • improve safety and access
  • raise the commercial viability of town and city centres
  • protect the amenities of residents in the adjacent areas
  • encourage motorists to review their journeys and consider alternative modes of travel, such as public transport, cycling, walking and car sharing.

The links below shows plans for each of the seven RPSs in West Sussex:

The RPSs form an important part of an Integrated Parking Strategy. In this Strategy, the County Council has sought to establish a mechanism for ensuring that the supply, regulation, enforcement and cost of all types of parking is managed and controlled in ways which are consistent with its other transport policies.

Policies to manage the overall demand for car use through the control of on-street parking have been integrated with and are supportive of measures to:

  • tackle congestion
  • reduce pollution
  • promote alternative modes of transport, particularly public transport
  • improve road safety and residential amenity.

Additional information

Details on the types of permits available within an RPS, the current charges and who to contact to obtain one are available on the Apply for an on-street parking permit page.

To submit a request for a change to an existing RPS if you already live in one, refer to Make changes to a RPS.

To find out which RPSs are currently subject to public consultation in West Sussex and for details of how to comment refer to Current Residents' Parking Scheme consultations.

View all on-street parking restrictions, such as parking bays, yellow lines and loading bays that currently apply in West Sussex on the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) map.

Last updated:
23 October 2020
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