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Controlled parking zones

A large number of Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) have pay-and-display parking but this is not always the case. Many CPZs only have resident parking controls with no paid parking at all.

There are three major characteristics of a CPZ:

  • The hours of restriction of the CPZ are posted at all vehicular entrances and, generally, are not repeated inside the zone
  • All lengths of road within a CPZ are controlled or restricted in one way or another – either with a bay or a yellow line
  • Yellow lines within a CPZ are enforced during the CPZ’s times of operation – unless additional signs state otherwise

The notable exception to the last rule is that all double yellow lines are enforceable 24 hours a day and no additional signs are required.

There are a number of Controlled Parking Zones within Stockport, the main one being the pay-and-display zone around the town centre.

The hours of this zone are Monday-Saturday 8:00am-6:00pm. Parking on-street in the town centre CPZ is very limited and it is usually easier to find a space in a car park.