Bay suspension:

An on-street bay regulation may be suspended by 'Notice' in order to facilitate works in or next to the bay. Contractors must request a bay suspension (at least two weeks in advance of the works start) and provide the Kent County Council work permit number when opening the highway, and the date and location of the works.

The Council will produce a 'Parking places suspension Notice' and install it on-site approximately one week before the works are due to start. A £100 per bay per week administration fee applies and bay suspension applications are made using the Council's permit application system. Payment card details are required to complete the application process.

The contractor will secure the space it needs at site for the duration of the works.

Vehicle Access Markings:

A Vehicle Access Marking (VAM) is the white line installed in front of a 'vehicle crossover' (dropped kerb) to a property and it provides a visual clue for other drivers not to obstruct the crossover.

A VAM is a prescribed road marking and they are installed in front of the 'flat kerbstones' of a crossover plus may be extended up to one meter either side within the property boundary. Households with crossovers that are joined to a neighbour's should discuss the installation with their neighbour because a VAM is installed across the full length of the crossover. Households must apply separately for their respective VAM.

VAMs do not provide enforcement powers for the Council's Civil Enforcement Officers and the enforcement power for obstruction for access and egress remains with the local police force. However, households with VAM installations confirm that drivers respect the marking and access to their property is always clear.

A VAM installation, or the re-painting of one, is £86 and VAM applications can be made using the Council's permit application system .