Driving around Diss

The Facts:

Everyone needs to play their part in driving considerately to make Diss a safer place for all. A significant increase in speeding and illegal on-street parking around the town has been experienced recently. Here are some of the facts:

Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ)

  1. Parking is only permitted in designated bays- check the bay markings or signs for permitted parking; no other parking is permitted in the zone except for:
  • Blue badge holders may park anywhere including in marked bays, providing they are not causing an obstruction to other users.
  • Loading and unloading which includes dropping off and picking up passengers, collecting bulky or heavy items.
  • Tradesman with an on-street dispensation permit, visit www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/contact-us 

2. Designated bays include two standard and one blue badge bays at the top of St Nicholas Street; two blue badge bays outside the White Horse and two outside the Museum on Market Place.

3. Traffic regulation signs are at the two entrances to the new zone, on St Nicholas Street and Mount Street from Weavers Court. The zone also includes Church Street until the Chapel Street junction. Parking restrictions apply 24 hours a day.

4. The whole Heritage Triangle area is a 20mph zone, with the new scheme designed to provide visual calming measures. The speed limit has not changed.

Junction Control

5. No ‘Give Way’ markings will be installed at any junctions in the Triangle. The NCC Highways Safety Team consider this measure will reduce the number of accidents at the church junction. The Highway Code states: “At an unmarked crossroads no-one has priority. If there are no road signs or markings, do not assume you have priority”.

Car Parks

6. Eight car parks are available around the town centre providing over 430 spaces. Parking is free for the first hour and after 6pm- visit South Norfolk’s website for more details.

7. The decision to remove the nine Market Hill car parking spaces was taken following extensive consultation.


8. South Norfolk Council (SNC) enforces parking regulations daily within their car parks, in marked bays and on yellow lines.

9. Parking enforcement in Diss will also be carried out during weekends including evenings.