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Parking Permits (see also Tourist Permits below)

Torridge District Council offer a range of permits (Season, Business, Residents and more) to provide cost effective, convenient parking and these can also be purchased online. These pages show the range of permits we offer, as well as additional services we provide such as reserved bays and garage hire in selected car parks.

On this page you can

read about each of our range of permits

view a summary of when and where permits are valid

read about the application process

find information about changing your vehicle details

You may also wish to visit our Tourist Permit page.

Note: These permits may be used only in our off street car parks. If you require a permit to park in an on street residents' area please contact Devon County Council.

Permits available (Please be advised cash payments for permits will not be accepted from 1st April 2016)

Season Permits

Season permits entitle you to park in all of our long stay car parks with the exception of Westward Ho! (for which permits are only valid from 1st November to 14th March) on any day of the week.

Season permits can be purchased for periods of 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months and provide exceptional value when compared to the daily purchase of a Pay and Display ticket.

Business Permits

Business permits are usually the best choice for people who visit our car parks for work, but you don't need to be a business user to purchase one.

Business permits entitle you to park in all of our long stay car parks with the exception of Westward Ho! Monday to Saturday.

Business permits can be purchased for periods of 1 month, 6 months, or 12 months and provide exceptional value when compared to the daily purchase of a Pay and Display ticket.

T-Business

T-Business permits are available only to businesses based on The Pill, Bideford and are only valid in The Pill Car Park. T-Business permits entitle you to park on any day of the week. T-Business permits can only be purchased quarterly.

Residents

Residents permits are a convenient choice for people who live close to one of our car parks but work elsewhere. Residents permits provide parking before and after work Monday to Saturday ( covering the period between 4pm to 10am), and parking all day Sunday.

Residents permits can only be purchased annually. Potential savings vary according to car park.

Resident's permits will be limited to one per household and are valid in car parks where residents parking is allowed and subject to the following eligibility:

  • Your permanent residence is within the immediate vicinity of your chosen car park.
  • Your vehicle is a car or car derived van.
  • The vehicle is registered at your permanent residence as above or is a company vehicle which you have the use of.

Reserved Bay

Where available, reserved bays are an excellent choice for people who require the exclusive use of a bay, and in addition offer a considerable saving. It should be remembered that purchasing a Pay and Display ticket or any other type of permit does not guarantee access to a bay.

Reserved bays are usually allocated and invoiced annually, but may be allocated with payment made pro rata when vacant.

If you would like to enquire about a reserved bay please contact the Parking Office at 01237 428700, or email carparks@torridge.gov.uk. If a bay is not available at the location you require when you enquire we will be happy to place your details on a waiting list.

Appledore Churchfield Slipway - Park and Launch

Park and Launch permits are valid in Churchfield Car Park, Appledore. Please see Slipway Facilities page for more details.

Windmill Lane

Windmill Lane Car Park can no longer be used for for the storage of caravans and boats.

Garage Hire at West Appledore Car Park

If you would like to enquire about garage hire please contact the Parking Office at 01237 428700, or email carparks@torridge.gov.uk.

Tourist

Tourist permits are valid in all our Pay and Display car parks. Please see Tourist Permit page for more details.

Online Parking Permit Application Forms

Season / Business Parking PermitsResidents Parking PermitsTourists Parking PermitsDuplicate / Replacement Permit
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Summary of when and where permits are valid
 

The table below summarises when permits are valid. 
Costs are for the period 15th March 2015 - 14th March 2016.

Permit Type

When valid

Cost

Season

Monday - Sunday

1 month

6 months

12 months

£32.00

£189.00

£315.00

Business

Monday - Saturday

1 month

6 months

12 months

£27.00

£158.00

£263.00

T-Business

Monday - Sunday

Please note that car park charges do not apply in the Pill Car Park after 12pm each Saturday or on Sundays

3 months

£189.00

Residents

4pm to 10am Monday to Saturday and all day on a Sunday

12 months

£60.00

Reserved Bay (where available)

Monday - Sunday

12 months

£447.00 single

£693.00 double

Park and Launch

Monday - Sunday

5 launches

1 month

3 months

Entire season

£50.00

£70.00

£200.00

£320.00

Includes parking for one vehicle and trailer

Garages for hire in West Appledore Car Park

Monday - Sunday

3 months

£158.00

Tourist

Monday - Sunday

1 week  (7 consecutive days)

2 weeks (14 consecutive days)

 

£20.00

£40.00

 
The table below summarises where permits are valid

Car Park

Season

Business

Resident

Reserved Bay

Tourist

Barley Grove, Torrington

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Bridge Street, Bideford

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

Cattle Market, Bideford

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Churchfields, Appledore

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Clarence Wharf, East the Water / Bideford

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Honestone Street, Bideford

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Main, Westward Ho!

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Odun Road, Appledore

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Riverbank Long Stay, Bideford

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Riverbank Short Stay, Bideford

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

School Lane, Torrington

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slipway, Westward Ho!

No

No

No

No

Yes

Springfield, Bideford

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

Sydney House (South St), Torrington

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

The Manor, Bideford, Bideford

No

No

No

No

Yes

The Manor, Holsworthy

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

The Pill, Bideford

No

No

Yes

No

Yes

The Quay, Bideford

No

No

No

No

Yes

Well Park, Holsworthy

Yes

Yes

No

No

Yes

West Appledore, Appledore

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Willett Street, Bideford

No

No

No

Yes

No

Windmill Lane, Northam

No

No

No

Yes

No

The Application Process

If you would like to apply for a parking permit please download an application form.

Please allow at least 48 hours once the completed form and payment has been received to allow the issue of the permit. Please note that longer delays may occur during busy periods such as the Christmas and Easter holidays.

Alternatively you may apply at the following offices:

Office locations

Office Location

Opening Hours

Bideford Area Office

Bridge Buildings

Monday - Friday

9:00am - 4:00pm

Please view map of Torridge District Council Offices

Changing your vehicle

It is important that you apply for your permit to be reissued if you change your vehicle. We need to receive written confirmation of which vehicle registration(s) you would like removed and which added. A £10.00 administration charge is made for this service. Please contact the Parking Office for further details.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions are listed alphabetically by permit type.

Business

1. The use of this permit does not preclude you from receiving a Penalty Charge Notice should you fail to comply with these terms and conditions or commit any other offence contrary to the District of Torridge Off Street Parking Places Order 2011 (as amended). Please see the information board in the car park for further details.

2. This permit is vehicle specific. Should you change your vehicle or lose this permit then you must contact The Parking Office immediately (Tel: 01237 428700) Note: an administration fee of £10 will be charged for the issue of replacement permits.

3. The replication or the alteration of this permit is not permitted. Any permits found to be altered or replicated will be cancelled immediately and no refund of any fees paid will be made.

4. The Council accepts no liability for the loss or damage to vehicles or the contents thereof.

5. In using this permit in your designated vehicle you are agreeing to the Council's terms & conditions contained herein and within the above mentioned Order.

 

Park and Launch

1. This permit allows you to launch your craft and park your vehicle and trailer at the Churchfield Car Park, Appledore, ONLY until the expiry date stated on this permit.

2. This permit must be displayed in the front windscreen of the towing vehicle at all times. Failure to clearly display this permit will result in a Penalty Charge being issued to the vehicle and or trailer.

3. Trailers must remain attached to the towing vehicle at all times.

4. You must identify yourself to the Slipway Warden or any other authorised officer of the Council before launching your craft.

5. Access to the Slipway must be maintained at all times.

6. The parking of vehicles and trailers and other equipment used for the launching of craft will not be permitted on the Slipway. All offending vehicles, trailers and other equipment may be liable to a Penalty Charge and or removal.

7. The Slipway Warden or other authorised officers of the Council have total authority to prevent any craft from using the Slipway if they are not satisfied that there is adequate insurance in place or that the behaviour of the operator of the craft is detrimental to other users of the Slipway.

Reserved Bay

1. This agreement authorises the parking of vehicle(s) only at the location stated.

2. This agreement holder is responsible to ensure that any vehicle(s) using the bay displays the permit provided by the Council at all times in the front windscreen. Vehicles not displaying the permit will be liable to a Penalty Charge Notice.

3. If applicable the agreement holder should lock the entrance to the bay on leaving.

4. The Council accepts no liability for loss or damage to vehicles parked in this space or the contents thereof.

5. The agreement must be produced on request, by an authorised officer or servant of the Council.

6. The sub-letting or hiring of this bay to a third party is not permitted.

7. No refunds of the fee paid will be made.

8. The agreement is not transferable and is personal to the agreement holder.

9. The Council reserves the right to close the bay for a maximum of 14 days without reimbursement to the agreement holder on any one occasion to enable the Council's servants and or agents to carry out works to the bay or at or on any adjacent property.

10. The Council reserves the right to terminate this agreement forthwith upon any breach of the above conditions.

11. Notwithstanding the above provisions, in the event of the Council proposing to carry out any development on or adjacent to the bay, the Council may terminate this agreement upon giving the agreement holder three months notice, in writing. Such notice shall be deemed to be validly served if posted by first class post addressed to the agreement holder at his/her known place of abode. The Council shall not be liable to pay any compensation or damages to the agreement holder as a result of the termination except that it shall refund a proportionate part of any fee already paid at the date of giving the said notice.

12. An invitation to renew this agreement will be sent to the agreement holder prior to expiry.

13. The terms of the District of Torridge (Off Street Parking Places) Order 2011 shall apply to the use of the bay.

Residents

1. The use of this permit does not preclude you from receiving a Penalty Charge Notice should you fail to comply with these terms and conditions or commit any other offence contrary to the District of Torridge Off Street Parking Places Order 2011 (as amended). Please see the information board in the car park for further details.

2. This permit is vehicle specific. Should you change your vehicle or lose this permit then you must contact The Parking Office immediately (Tel: 01237 428700) Note: an administration fee of £10 will be charged for the issue of replacement permits.

3. The replication or the alteration of this permit is not permitted. Any permits found to be altered or replicated will be cancelled immediately and no refund of any fees paid will be made.

4. The Council accepts no liability for the loss or damage to vehicles or the contents thereof.

5. In using this permit in your designated vehicle you are agreeing to the Council's terms & conditions contained herein and within the above mentioned Order.

Season

1. The use of this permit does not preclude you from receiving a Penalty Charge Notice should you fail to comply with these terms and conditions or commit any other offence contrary to the District of Torridge Off Street Parking Places Order 2011 (as amended). Please see the information board in the car park for further details.

2. This permit is vehicle specific. Should you change your vehicle or lose this permit then you must contact The Parking Office immediately (Tel: 01237 428700) Note: an administration fee of £10 will be charged for the issue of replacement permits.

3. The replication or the alteration of this permit is not permitted. Any permits found to be altered or replicated will be cancelled immediately and no refund of any fees paid will be made.

4. The Council accepts no liability for the loss or damage to vehicles or the contents thereof.

5. In using this permit in your designated vehicle you are agreeing to the Council's terms & conditions contained herein and within the above mentioned Order.

Tourist

1. The vehicle registration number (VRM) and start date must be completed before displaying the permit. Please complete the date in add/month/year, e.g. 01 January 10. Any alteration made to the date or VRM will VOID the permit and a PCN may be issued.

2. The replication or the alteration of the permit is NOT permitted. Any permits found to be altered or replicated will be cancelled immediately and no refund of any fees paid will be made.

3. The permit must be clearly displayed in the front windscreen of the vehicle.

4. The permit is only valid in car parks operated by Torridge District Council. Please check the individual car parks for specific terms and conditions as stated on the information boards. Your permit cannot be used in 'on street' parking areas.

5. The Council accepts no liability for the loss or damage to vehicles or the contents thereof.

6. The use of the permit does not preclude you from receiving a Penalty Charge Notice should you fail to comply with these terms and conditions or commit any other offence contrary to the District of Torridge Off Street Parking Places Order 2009 (as amended). Please see the information board in the car park for further details. Please note: There is a maximum stay of 1 hour in Bideford Manor Car Park at all times.

7. In using the permit in your designated vehicle you are agreeing to the Council's terms & conditions contained herein and within the above mentioned Order.

8. The permit is vehicle specific and does not cover trailers.

T-Business

1. The use of this permit does not preclude you from receiving a Penalty Charge Notice should you fail to comply with these terms and conditions or commit any other offence contrary to the District of Torridge Off Street Parking Places Order 2011 (as amended). Please see the information board in the car park for further details.

2. This permit is vehicle specific. Should you change your vehicle or lose this permit then you must contact The Parking Office immediately (Tel: 01237 428700) Note: an administration fee of £10 will be charged for the issue of replacement permits.

3. The replication or the alteration of this permit is not permitted. Any permits found to be altered or replicated will be cancelled immediately and no refund of any fees paid will be made.

4. The Council accepts no liability for the loss or damage to vehicles or the contents thereof.

5. In using this permit in your designated vehicle you are agreeing to the Council's terms & conditions contained herein and within the above mentioned Order.