A bay with Loading painted on the road and a sign on the pavement showing the restrictions

On street parking places (limited waiting bays)

Limited waiting bays are parking bays that typically include several parking restrictions that apply at particular times. For example, a limited waiting bay could include a restriction which only allows parking for up to 1 hour, with no return within 1 hour, between the hours of 6am and 6pm, Monday to Friday.

Limited waiting bays are usually installed near shops and in town centres to allow short-term parking for visiting shops or businesses. Information about when and or how long you can park in a limited waiting bay is displayed on the signage.

Parking spaces can also be restricted to certain classes of vehicles such as coaches, electric vehicles, blue badge holders and for loading.

Further reading



All costs stated are for guidance only.

Figures provided are estimates and are reviewed annually, with all costs subject to a site survey assessment.

Traffic Regulation Orders

Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs) are a legal requirement for some traffic schemes. They are required whenever the use of a road is being restricted or prohibited (for example parking restrictions, banned turns or road closures).

As part of the TRO process, a public consultation takes place. The traffic scheme may be revised if any comments or objections are received.
All parking restrictions will require a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) with a minimum cost of £7,500. They are also subject to a public consultation prior to being installed.

For further reading see Leicestershire County Council traffic management consultations