Apply for a GP Permit

We encourage the use of sustainable modes of transport such as public transport, walking and cycling to reduce vehicle emissions and improve air quality for all. However, we recognise that GP’s will require a vehicle when on call so they can respond to medical emergencies.

GP permits are for medical visits by Doctors only and facilitate parking close to a place of work when on call to enable a prompt response in an emergency. They must not be used for general or commuter parking.

These permits can be used when on call, or when responding to medical emergencies at someone's home, GP Permit holders can park in the following places:

  • Doctors only bays
  • Resident’s only parking bays
  • Pay & Display bays
  • Limited waiting bays (without time limit)

Permits cannot be used in the following locations or circumstances:

  • Council car parks
  • Where there is a loading ban
  • A marked cycle lane
  • On a part of the road with any markings associated with a pedestrian crossing
  • Where obstruction or danger will be caused
  • Blue Badge Holders only bay
  • A clearway/bus stop/taxi rank
  • On a no waiting or yellow line restriction (unless attending an emergency)

When attending an emergency, if no other legal parking space is available, the permit holder can park on a no waiting/yellow line restriction. If a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) is issued, it is the PCN recipient’s responsibility to either pay the charge or submit a challenge through the statutory process as detailed on the reverse of the PCN.

Permits are vehicle specific and can only be used by the GP named in the application using their nominated vehicle(s). A maximum of 2 vehicles can be associated to a permit.

If a vehicle change is required, this can only be done by contacting Parking Services at or on 01225 47 71 33. In order to amend the vehicles, proof of business vehicle insurance must be provided with any new vehicle. There is a £10 administration charge for updating your permit.