A parking bay inset from the road shown by a white line or change in road surface

Sheltered parking

This normally involves the introduction of a footway or verge build-out at the end of existing sections of on–street parking. The parking would be defined by a white line or a change in the carriageway surface. Whilst visually narrowing the appearance of the road, sheltered parking offers a degree of protection to parked vehicles and the build-outs can provide safer points for pedestrians to cross the road near to parked vehicles.

Build-outs can be difficult to achieve where there are many private driveways restricting their position.

Indicative costs

A section of sheltered parking, including bollards, signs and road markings could cost approximately £24,000.



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