Loading and Unloading Areas

Safely marking the way for the future


The loading and unloading of goods from the public highway can often involve the transfer of heavy or bulky materials. This can be difficult or dangerous so therefore the loading and unloading areas must be visible and continuous.

There are also specific rules for unloading and loading areas:

All single and double yellow lines as long as they are not accompanied by live loading bans (kerb marks and white upright signs).

Paid for and permit bays including meter, pay and display or pay and park, resident bays and loading bays.

While not necessarily encouraged, loading from the footway is not expressly prohibited.