Private access protection

Example of a typical ‘H’ marking

Access Marking

The length of an ‘access marking’ extends about 1 metre beyond each end of the length of a dropped kerb as long as this does not encroach in front of the neighbouring property.

The following criteria for the provision of private access protection road marking applies.

  • The white bar marking is reserved for those sites where there is a persistent problem, with frequent obstruction of an access.
  • The lines are intended to deter drivers who would otherwise park across an access. Therefore they can be placed in residential streets with a high parking demand by non-residents eg. near shopping or commercial areas. They will not be used where parking obstruction is by neighbours.
  • They shall be laid in accordance with the Road Marking Regulations and in white non-reflective material.
  • Anyone who applies for this facility is required to provide evidence of dates, times, registration numbers and if relevant, police incident report numbers over at least a 4 week period.
    If the work is agreed a charge of £45.00 per 5 metre line will apply . A cheque or postal order must be sent with each application made payable to Warwickshire County Council.

Please note that these markings have no legal standing. However if a vehicle does park on them, the presence of the line would tend to support the offence of obstruction.

Private Access Protection Marking (DOC, 81 KB)

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Private access protection was last updated on April 13, 2016.


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