East Grinstead's CPZ is designed to stop all day on-street parking in the town, making it easier for resident, visitors and shoppers to park. This should also help improve road safety and remove obstructions to private driveways by stopping indiscriminate parking.
The CPZ includes the whole of East Grinstead town centre and some surrounding residential areas and operates using a permit and pay-and-display system.
September 2013 will see an extension to both the inner (Zone A) and outer (Zone B) zones, which will take in roads which were previously unrestricted.
Application forms for the permits available may be found in the download/links section.
For further information please read on.
- How the controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)works
- Residents' parking
- Residents' Visitor Permits
- How to use Residents' Visitor Permits
- Non-Resident Permits
- Parking for Healthcare Personnel
- Parking for disabled people
- Permit Prices
- Special Circumstances
- Dispensation Notices
- Parking bay suspensions
- Loading and unloading
- Enforcement and penalties
The area covered by East Grinstead's CPZ is illustrated on the map (please click to link). The CPZ is subdivided into two zones.
Controlled Parking Zone signs are located at all inner and outer entry points. These inform motorists of the hours during which parking is controlled in the area they are entering.
The hours of parking control are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Saturdays in zone A and 10am to 11am and 2pm to 3pm Monday to Saturday in zone B excluding Sundays and bank holidays.
During hours of control, parking is permitted only in designated parking bays (marked with white lines on the road), by displaying valid pay and display tickets or parking permits. Signs are positioned adjacent to all parking bays showing the hours of parking control, the type of parking permitted, the time limit applicable and the cost per hour, where there is a charge.
Within the CPZ there are also various limited waiting parking bays. These are clearly indicated by road signs and payment is not necessary in these bays. Some limited waiting bays can also be used by permit holders for unlimited stays (where signs on street permit).
Outside hours of control, parking is not restricted in bays or on single yellow lines unless specifically indicated by a statutory yellow time plate. Parking should not take place where it would endanger or inconvenience pedestrians or other road users.
Motorcycles and scooters do not require a permit or pay and display ticket but must park within the marked bays. They must also park considerately between residents' cars.
Residents' Permits are available to residents who live within the CPZ, own a vehicle and who do not have adequate off street parking facilities. Application forms are available in the download/links section and should be printed off and returned to the address shown on the enclosed guidance notes). They can also be picked up from East Grinstead Help Point, located in the library on West Street.
Proof of residence and vehicle ownership will be needed at the time of application.
Resident's Permits are only valid if they are clearly displayed on the near-side of the windscreen of the vehicle to which they relate and if the vehicle is parked in an appropriate parking bay. They are not valid in any of East Grinstead's off-street car parks.
Residents who hold a Residents' Permit may park the related vehicle in any parking bay where permit parking is allowed, (marked with white lines on the road), within the zone specified on the permit. Residents wanting to park in the Zones different to that shown on their permit will need to use pay and display where this is available.
Where access to residents' driveways needs to be kept clear, an Access Protection (white) line will be marked on the road edge. Wherever possible parking bays have been located outside or near residential properties. However, there is no guarantee that residents will always be able to park outside their own property.
If a resident moves out of the CPZ or to another zone within the CPZ, the permit must be returned to Mid Sussex District Council. A new one will be issued, if appropriate. Refunds for cancelled permits will be paid for each remaining full calendar month.
Residents' Visitor Permits
Residents' Visitor Permits are valid within the Zone in which the resident lives and may only be purchased by the resident for use by the visitors to their property who need to park on the road during the hours of parking control. They are not valid in any of East Grinstead's off-street car parks.
Residents' Visitor Permits cost 30p and are valid for two hours, these permits may be purchased in advance in books of ten for £3.00
Resident's Visitor Permits are intended for use only by genuine visitors to residents living within the CPZ. Visitors can of course also use pay and display where applicable if they only need to park for a short period.
Visitor Permits are only available from Mid Sussex District Council, and the Help Point located within East Grinstead Library. Proof of address will be needed upon application.
How to use Residents' Visitor Permits
The permit must be validated on the day of use by scratching off the time of arrival and the relevant month, date and year. The permit should then be clearly displayed in the vehicle, in accordance with instructions on the back.
A limited number of Non-Resident Permits may be available to individuals who live outside the CPZ. Their use is restricted to the road specified on the permit.
If you would like to be considered for a Non-Resident Permit please contact Mid Sussex District Council, or forward the application attached to this link.
Parking for Healthcare Personnel
Eligible medical staff and associated care personnel who need to visit patients at home within the CPZ will be issued with special permits. These enable them to park in any parking bay within the CPZ, without time limit whilst carrying out their duties. They are not valid in any of East Grinstead's off-street car parks.
Parking for disabled people
Drivers who display a disabled person's Blue/Orange Badge may park without payment or time limit in any pay and display parking bay. They may not park in permit holder only bays unless they also possess a resident's permit for that zone.
In addition, designated disabled persons' parking bays are provided in various locations around the town centre.
Disabled drivers who live within the CPZ and do not have parking bay marked out for their use, may apply for a 'free residents' permit for their zone of residence.
Blue/Orange Badge holders should note that they are not exempt from parking restrictions where loading bays apply and they cannot park within marked out loading bays.
|Zone A||Zone B||All Zones|
|Residents Permit (1st)||£40||£25|
|Subsequent Residents Permits||£80||£50|
|Visitor Permits||30p / 2hours|
|Non Resident Permits (Restricted)||£200||£130|
|Resident Permit for Disabled||FREE||FREE|
|Pay and Display||20p / 15mins|
|Zones||Restrictions||Hours (Mon. to Sat.)|
|A||Resident Permit Holders Only||9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Pay and Display/Voucher Parking||1hr limit 9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Shared Use Resident Permit Holders||2hr limit 9:00am to 5:00pm|
|Pay and Display Voucher Parking|
|B||Resident Permit Only||
10:00am to 11:00am
2.00pm to 3.00pm
|Free Limited Waiting||1hr limit 9:00am – 5:00pm|
West Sussex County Council is aware that a number of disabled and/or elderly residents living within the CPZ rely on regular visits from care organisations, relatives, friends etc. in order to maintain an independent lifestyle and remain living at home, To assist these residents the Council has introduces a Residents Carer Permit.
If you do not own a car and would like to apply for a Residents Carer Permit, please contact Mid Sussex District Council.
Parking for trades people
Where residents employ contractors or Trades people to carry out work at their home and the resident does not have off street parking facilities, the contractor may need to park in the road during the hours of parking enforcement. In certain cases, exceptions to the restriction may be allowed. Please contact Mid Sussex District Council, or the Help Point located in East Grinstead library, West Street to discuss your circumstances.
Parking bay suspensions
In certain circumstances the use of parking bay(s) may be suspended to ensure the safe movement of traffic during necessary building or road works and on occasions such as weddings, funerals, etc.
An application for suspension should be made to Mid Sussex District Council with at least 24 hrs notice.
Loading and unloading
Vehicles may wait in a parking bay whilst loading or unloading at premises adjacent to the bay, except where the parking bay is suspended. Vehicles may also wait on yellow lines to load and unload, except where loading restrictions are in force. A vehicle must not wait where it would endanger or inconvenience pedestrians or other road users.
Enforcement and penalties
Enforcement of the regulations governing parking places within the Controlled Parking Zone will be carried out by the District Council's Parking Attendants. (LAPE - click link for more information). They will patrol all parking spaces and check whether parked vehicles are displaying valid parking permits, or pay and display tickets.
Motorists who park longer than their paid period in a charged bay will receive a Penalty Charge Notice, currently £70 or £50, discounted to £35 or £25 if paid within 14 days. Non-payment will lead to court action being taken.
Motorists who park in a charged bay without displaying a valid pay and display ticket (disabled badge or permit where appropriate) will receive a Penalty Charge Notice, as will motorists who park in a permit holders only bay without displaying a permit.
Off Street Car Parks
Mid Sussex District Council has off street car parks located around East Grinstead town centre.
Application forms for season tickets are available from Mid Sussex District Council.
08:45am to 17:15pm (Mon - Thur)
08:45am to 16:15pm (Fri)