We operate a number of resident's parking schemes also known as controlled parking zones (CPZs) in Torbay. These are areas where parking is restricted or reserved for permit holders only. Residents living within one of the CPZs can buy a resident parking permit if they meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The usual place of residence is within the CPZ or the applicant must spend at least four days and nights living and sleeping at the address for a minimum period of 13 consecutive weeks.
  • Full Council Tax must be paid on the property (single occupancy is included as full Council Tax) - ie no discount for a second home.
  • The applicant must be the registered keeper of the vehicle.
  • The vehicle registration document must be in the name and address of the applicant within the CPZ.
  • The size of the vehicle - height not exceeding six feet ten inches (208.28 cms) and length does not exceed eighteen feet (548.64 cms), ie short or medium wheel base transit.

The cost of each permit is £30. Initially up to two permits per household will be issued, a separate application form for each permit must be completed.

  Apply for residents parking permit

  Amend your existing parking permit Opens in a new window

The following forms are downloadable paper versions of the above online forms.

  Download a residents parking permit application form

  Download a residents parking permit amendment form

Visitor Parking

Visitors or tradesmen who want to park in permit holders only bays within a CPZ need to display a valid visitors parking permit. Anyone who currently lives in a CPZ can purchase these permits, and a maximum of 100 will be issued per calendar year.

Visitor permits are issued in books of 10 at a cost of £10 per book. Each permit is valid for use at any time up to 12 months from the month of purchase, and when activated the permit allows parking within your CPZ for one calendar day. They are non-renewable on expiry.

  Download a visitors permit application form


Within the controlled parking zone there are limited resident parking bays. Use of these bays during the enforcement periods will be for valid permit holders subject to availability. Purchase of an annual or daily permit does not guarantee access to a parking bay.

Current residents parking schemes

Streets Included:

  • Meadfoot Lane
  • Road off Meadfoot Lane
  • Parkhill Road
  • South Hill Road
  • Torwood Close
  • Torwood Gardens Road
  • Trinity Hill

Other properties eligible to park in Zone A:

  • Babbacombe Road - 531, 533, 535, 537, 539, 543, 545, 551 and 553 only
  • Torwood Street - 37,46,48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, 64 and 66 only
  • Park Lane

Streets Included:

  • Glenmore Road
  • Parkham Road

Other properties eligible to park in Zone B:

  • Bolton Street - only those properties whose only means of access to the property is via Glenmore Road

Streets Included:

  • Locarno Avenue
  • Langs Road
  • Orient Road - 21 to 58

Other properties eligible to park in Zone C

  • Torquay Road - 238, 243c, 245a, 261 and 344 only

Streets Included:

  • Chatsworth Road
  • Ellacombe Road
  • Highbury Road
  • Pembroke Road
  • Princes Road - 1 to 33 only
  • Queen Street (£80.00 online applications not currently available)
  • Waterloo Road
  • Wellesley Road
  • Wellington Place
  • Wellington Road
  • Clifton Terrace (Braddons Hill Road East)

Other properties eligible to park in Zone D:

  • Berachah Road - all properties
  • Bethel Terrace - all properties
  • Cavern Road - 2 only (£85 online applications not currently available)
  • Ellacombe Church Road - odd numbers 1 to 31 and even numbers 2 to 34 only
  • Hatfield Road - odd numbers 15 to 37 and even numbers 2 to 36 only
  • Princes Road - 34 to 66 and Pembroke Villa only
  • Stentiford Hill Road - Numbers 10 and 16 only
  • Victoria Road - 1, 5a, 5b, 61 and even numbers from 48 to 92 only
  • Warberry Road West - 1 only
  • Windsor Road - 3, 5 and 13 only

Streets Included:

  • Banbury Park
  • Berkeley Avenue
  • Berkeley Rise
  • Cadewell Crescent
  • Cadewell Lane (Newton Road to Water Lane)
  • Cadewell Park Road
  • Grosvenor Avenue
  • Grosvenor Close
  • Higher Cadewell Lane
  • Littlefield Close
  • Lloyd Avenue
  • Oak Park Avenue
  • Oak Park Close
  • Rougemont Avenue
  • Shiphay Lane
  • Shiphay Park Road
  • Summerfield Road


Streets Included:

  • Adelphi Road