Loading and unloading


There are some temporary changes to parking and permits during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, see: Temporary changes to parking and the libraries reopening plan.

The parking scheme in Rother is now live. For more details see our information about permits, on street parking and Penalty Charge Notice (PCN)s.

We are aware of some problems using NSL Apply when using Internet Explorer (IE) to apply or pay for permits. Microsoft are discontinuing IE next year and are no longer supporting it. We recommend using a different browser. If you need any help with a permit application contact the customer service team.

Loading and unloading is allowed in some places where parking is not normally permitted.

The loading or unloading must be continuous and you must move your vehicle as soon as you have finished. A parking ticket may be issued if no loading or unloading has taken place for five minutes (10 minutes for commercial vehicles).

Parking - no loading except between these hours

Where is loading and unloading permitted?

Loading and unloading is permitted:

  • for up to 20 minutes in any permit holder, shared use or pay and display bay without having to display a permit or buy a pay and display ticket.
  • on yellow lines, as long as you don’t cause an obstruction and there is no loading restriction in place (shown by vertical yellow markings along the kerb).
  • in designated loading bays throughout the controlled parking areas.
Parking - no loading

Where is loading and unloading not permitted?

Loading and unloading is not permitted:

  • on zigzags at pedestrian crossings and outside schools.
  • where signs say ‘no stopping’ or ‘no waiting’ like bus stops and taxi ranks.
  • on yellow lines where there is a loading restriction (shown by vertical yellow markings along the kerb).
  • in disabled bays (unless you are a blue badge holder).