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Durham Peninsula charging zone


The zone is on the Durham City peninsula, near Durham Cathedral and Castle, Durham Market Place, Durham Chorister School, Durham University colleges and a variety of shops and businesses.

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The Parking Shop is closed to the public during the current national lockdown.

To pay a fine please call 01913 846 633 or visit Pay/appeal against a parking fine/Penalty Charge Notice online.

For parking and visitors permits please call 01913 846 633.

The zone helps to reduce traffic congestion and pollution, and improves air quality in the area. It is also encourages out-of-hours use of the area, creating safer and more attractive streets for everyone.

Using the zone

An Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system at the junction of Saddler Street and Claypath, on the Market Square, records any vehicles entering or leaving the zone.

There is a daily charge of £2 for entering the zone between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Saturday. There is no charge on Sundays or bank holidays.

Paying the charge

NSL collect the charge for us - you can go to the NSL website and select 'Durham & Darlington' from the drop down list for ways to pay, including at their Parking Shop.

All vehicles that enter or exit the zone during these times must pay the charge unless they qualify for an exemption.

You can either pay in advance or by 6.00pm on the day the road is used. If you don't pay the charge by 6.00pm on the day, the registered keeper of the vehicle may receive a £50 penalty charge notice.

Exemptions

 

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