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Road markings

White bar access markings

These markings on the highway across a dropped kerb or driveway are advisory and act as a deterrent against obstructive parking. 

What action can be taken?

White bar access markings cannot be enforced, but they have proved reasonably successful in preventing inconsiderate parking, as the area where access is required is clearly indicated.

Applying for white bar markings

The following principles apply to applications for a white bar marking:

  • An application will only be considered where the turning of vehicles in or out of a driveway is a regular problem. 
  • An application will not be considered where waiting restrictions (yellow lines) are already present or where other carriageway markings would conflict. 
  • If the access or driveway is shared with a neighbour, it will be necessary to obtain their agreement to having a white bar marking across both driveways.  In these circumstances, the neighbour will also be required to pay the application fee and should therefore be consulted in advance of applying for such a marking.

The fee per application/residence is £100

An engineer will visit the site and a decision will be made on whether a white bar marking can be installed - not all applications are successful.  This process takes around 4-6 weeks and the work of installing the marking is weather dependant.

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If your circumstances meet the criteria and you wish to apply, please complete the white bar marking request form.

Yellow lines

Yellow lines on the highway indicate that a waiting restriction is in place.  More information about single and double yellow lines.

What action can be taken? 

Yellow lines are only installed at locations where they will be of greatest benefit from a road safety point of view, for example at busy junctions, blind bends or where there is a concern that the parking of vehicles is a having a detrimental effect on road safety.  Yellow lines cannot be installed to protect individual driveways or to prevent parking on the opposite side of the road.