Special vehicle access permits – annual

Residents and businesses operating within restricted (pedestrian) zones central Reading may apply for a special vehicle annual permit. The permit provides access to the zones within restricted hours. Permits are issued at the discretion of Reading Borough Council as the highway authority. Those applying for special vehicle annual permits must have access to dedicated, off-street parking and have to provide proof of status for a permit application to be considered.

Proof of business

  • National non-domestic rates demand
  • Letter on the official business letterhead explaining the need for access during restricted hours

Proof of residency

Only one required showing name and address of resident, dated within last 4 months

  • Bank statement
  • Credit card bill/store card statement
  • Gas/electric/telephone bill (mobile phone bills excluded)
  • Current Council Tax bill

Proof of off-street parking

  • Property deeds
  • Tenancy agreement
  • Lease or license to the land
  • Agreement/contract with or specific letter or permission from landlord giving business access to parking

Statement of reasons

This should include reasons why you are applying for a permit, why access cannot be made outside of the hours of operation, the problems you have met. The more detail you give, the more we can use to decide your application.

Special vehicle permit zones

Zone Description access
PZ001 Friar Street (Eastbound) only
PZ002 St Mary’s Butts (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound) only
PZ003 Minster Street (Westbound) only
PZ004 Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street only
PZ005 Friar Street (Eastbound), Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street only
PZ006 Friar Street (Eastbound), St. Mary Butts (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound) only
PZ007 Friar Street (Eastbound) & Minster Street (Westbound) only
PZ008 Minster Street (Westbound), St Mary’s Butts (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound) only
PZ009 Minster Street (Westbound), Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street only
PZ010 St Mary’s Butts (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound), Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street only
PZ011 Friar Street (Eastbound), Minster Street (Westbound), St Mary’s Butt (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound only)
PZ012 Minster Street (Westbound),St Mary’s Butt (Northbound), West Street (Northbound), Broad Street, Cross Street& Queen Victoria Street only
PZ013 Friar Street (Eastbound), St Mary’s Butts (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound), Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street only
PZ014 Friar Street (Eastbound), Minster Street (Westbound), Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street only
PZ015 Friar Street (Eastbound), Minster Street (Westbound), St Mary’s Butt (Northbound) & West Street (Northbound), Broad Street, Cross Street & Queen Victoria Street