Controlled parking zones (CPZ)
A CPZ is an area where all on-street parking is controlled. You are only allowed to park in designated parking bays and parking on the rest of the kerb is subject to yellow line restrictions.
There are signs at the entry roads to all CPZs showing the hours during which the controls and restrictions are in force.
All double yellow line restrictions in the borough will operate 24 hours a day seven days a week including public and bank holidays. They are enforceable whether or not there is a sign displayed.
Single yellow lines operate at the same time as the CPZ unless they have a specific time plate stating otherwise.
These zones are enforced by uniformed Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs).
If a vehicle is parked without a permit or the driver breaks any other rules they will be liable for a Penalty Charge Notice.
If you are unsure about whether you are infringing the parking regulations, always check for signs and road markings.
Know your traffic signs booklet (external link).
Locations of CPZs
Applying for a residents or business permit
All owners and occupiers of premises (residential and business) within a CPZ are allowed to apply for permits.
Please note that further validation checks and supporting records may be required when the permit is issued to formalise the application process.
Within the Leigh CPZ the streets have shared use bays. This means that the designated permit bays are also limited waiting bays. They can be used by non-permit holders and are limited to either one or two hours. The bays will operate Monday to Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
Cost of Penalty Charge Notices
If a vehicle is parked without a permit or the driver breaks any other rules they will be liable tor a Penalty Charge Notice.
They carry a charge of £70 or £50 depending on the offence. The penalty charge is discounted by 50% if paid within 14 days.