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Vehicles causing an obstruction

Covid-19 and Parking latest

Covid-19. There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (Covid 19) outbreak. See Temporary changes to parking for more information.

Lewes District parking review. Have your say concerning the parking in the Lewes District. We are consulting on some new parking restrictions and changes to existing restrictions in the areas of Lewes, Barcombe, Peacehaven, Newhaven, Ringmer and also Seaford. You can view the maps and take part in the our consultation hub at: Lewes Parking Review 2020-21 - formal consultation.

Vehicles blocking pedestrian access or driveways

Penalty Charge Notices can be issued to vehicles that are parked across a dropped kerb, preventing access for pedestrians or to a driveway.

Residents (except in Wealden District) can report vehicles to our parking contractor, NSL who will send out a Civil Enforcement Officer (CEO). Contact us about parking enforcement. <-- to link

Wealden residents should contact Sussex Police or phone 101.

Access protection markings (APM)

Residents can apply for a white line, known as an Access Protection Marking (APM), to be painted in front of their drive. These are advisory lines only and not legally enforceable, but they can help deter inconsiderate parking. An APM is not required for CEOs to enforce a dropped kerb.

Apply online for an APM. <-- to link

If you would prefer a hard copy of an application form, please contact Parking Services. <-- to link

Vehicle obstructions on the highway

Sussex Police may remove vehicles that are causing an obstruction or danger to the highway. To report a vehicle that is causing an obstruction please contact Sussex Police or phone 101.

The police can only take action if the vehicle is parked in a way that prevents another vehicle or a pedestrian from being able to pass.

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