Car Parking Information

From 1 July 2020, Wealden District Council will re-start the monitoring and enforcement of its car parks. This follows a period of suspension from February 2020 as a result of COVID-19.

The majority of Wealden owned car parks offer free parking for the period of time stated.  The Alfriston and Pevensey car parks are run by the Parish Councils and have seasonal pay and display charge systems.

Wealden also runs car parks on behalf of private owners, such as Waitrose.

Wealden Car Park Directory – Council owned or managed car parks

Comprehensive information about each car park, including the type and number of bays, it also shows a list of facilities nearby.

Parking On The Highway

Wealden District Council do not manage parking on the Highway, it has not been decriminalised and is the responsibility of East Sussex County Council and Sussex Police.

Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in Uckfield

Uckfield High Street has been regenerated and as part of this, Network Rail has created a new Car Park for commuters to London. Wealden District Council has reduced the amount of Free Parking availability by reducing the Long Term Sections (23hr) to Mid Term Sections (10hr). This enables workers to park and shoppers to shop, encouraging the town to prosper.

As a result of the above changes ANPR now operates within the Luxford Field and Regency Close Car Parks in Uckfield.

The Road Traffic Regulation 1984, Section 35 (A) makes it an offence to fail to pay this excess charge.

Please note: If you do not adhere to the regulations of the Uckfield car parks, an Excess Charge Notice will not be attached to your vehicle, but will be sent via Royal Mail to the Registered Keeper.


An Excess Charge Notice (ECN) is issued when a breach of the Parking Order has taken place.

The Excess Charge Notice (ECN) fine is £60. This will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days. If payment is received after 14 days, the fine will remain at £60.

Car parking enforcement carried out by the Council is done so in accordance with the Off Street Parking Order 2015 made under the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984. Section 35 (A) of this act makes it an offence to fail to pay an excess charge.