Updated April 2023

Parking Services worked with Procurement to put together a tender for signage. The procurement has now closed and Parking Services have been able to recommend a contractor to the Council. 

Road lining in particular is very sensitive to weather conditions as the roads must be dry to allow painting to take place and they will not dry properly in the event the temperature is either too hot, or too cold.

It is therefore anticipated that parking enforcement will commence at latest by mid-July.


In terms of communication to the public, letters will go out to all households within the area advising the residents when the Permit Zone will be put in to operation and this information, as well as how and when permits can be applied for, will be also published on the council's website. Additionally, there will be a notice placed in the newspaper which will inform residents of the scheme. 


Permits will be available to purchase prior to enforcement commencing, the exact date will be communicated to residents via letter as well as social media and the council's website.


Previous action:

Due to objections received, the below proposals was considered along with objections and Parking Services report at Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on WELWYN HATFIELD BOROUGH COUNCIL on 18th August 2022 at 7:30pm. Further details of the meeting can be found here: Agenda for Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on Thursday 18th August 2022, 7.30 pm - Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (welhat.gov.uk)

The panel considered all objections and the recommendations brought forward by Parking Services. It was agreed unanimously to introduce the resident permit zones, with hours being Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm, as well as a 24/7 verge and footway parking prohibition. The recommendation plans can be seen on the above link in Appendix G and H.

We will be writing to residents in due course once the signs and lines work has been awarded and in a position to seal the legal documents to create the parking restrictions with the correct start date, ensuring things are not rushed but correctly done. When we send letters to residents, we will give a sufficient lead time to give ALL residents within the permit zones to apply for their resident permits and visitor vouchers.

At this stage, restrictions will not start any earlier than March 2023.


Full details of the proposals may be viewed below:

Icon for pdf Draft TRO - Permit Zones B28-B30


 Icon for pdf Draft TRO - Verge&Footway - Hilltop Icon for pdf Statement of Reasons - Permit Zones B28-B30 Icon for pdf Statement of Reasons - Verge&Footway Hilltop & High Dells Icon for pdf Plan HT001 Icon for pdf Plan HT002 Icon for pdf Plan HT003 Icon for pdf Plan Verge/Footway HilltopIcon for pdf Notice of Intent - High Dells & Hilltop 8 June 2022


For further details of resident permit schemes, including prices and how it operates please view the following link:



Please also see https://www.welhat.gov.uk/parking/faq for more information regarding frequently asked parking questions and the type of restrictions we can introduce to help with parking issues.