In a PPA all streets are subject to parking controls and vehicles may park only when displaying a valid permit for that PPA during the operational hours.
The operational times of the PPA are indicated on entry signs as you enter the area/zone with residents and their visitors being given priority throughout the hours of operation.
A PPA generally allows for slightly more parking capacity as bays are not formally marked and residents are able to park across their dropped kerbs (vehicle crossovers) during the operational hours with a valid permit. However they are not always suitable for every location, depending on the street layout.
There are generally no marked bays in a PPA, however additional bays can be introduced, or retained where they already exist, such as time limited free bays, loading bays or disabled bays. These bays will be marked out and signed appropriately.
A parking permit does not give the holder the right to park outside a particular premises, and does not necessarily guarantee an available parking space.
A vehicle displaying a permit/visitor voucher will be able to park anywhere within the area, or in a marked bay outside the area which has a sign which restricts parking to permit holders with the appropriate permit identifier (ie. HB1, HB2, CS1, AW, SS, CB, CH, CA1, CA2, SH1, SH2, SH3) or WP2), except:
- on a yellow line restriction when the restriction applies
- in a disabled bay (unless a valid blue badge is displayed)
- in a limited time waiting or loading bay (the rules on the sign must be followed) in a motorcycle bay
Parking on the footway is only allowed where there are blue signs indicating you may do so. If the sign states “in marked bays” then you must park within a marked bay.
In some locations (St Helier PPAs) there are signs for footway parking that are two-wheels up or that show all four wheels on the footway. If the blue sign has a red line across it - it means the “exemption allowing you to park on the footway ends here", meaning that from that point vehicles must park all four wheels on the highway and parking on the footway is no longer allowed.
You must park as directed by the sign and take care not to block the pavement or dropped kerbs that provide access to driveways (unless you have the permission of the householder). Care must also be taken to not block dropped kerbs in locations that provide a place for pedestrians to cross.