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Estate parking

Concerns have been raised about the increase in unauthorised parking by non-residents on council housing estates. In response to residents’ concerns we are proposing to implement permit parking controls. In April 2021, Cabinet approved a Housing Parking Policy on estates, meaning we can introduce permit parking schemes where residents want them.

Please see information on permit parking schemes, including the cost of permits.

Latest news on Estate Parking Permit Schemes

St Georges Court and Whipps Cross House: permit parking controls are now in force on the estate.

Essex Close: permit parking controls are now in force on the estate.

Wadham Avenue: permit parking controls are due to come into force from 25th April 2022.

If you are a resident and want to apply for a parking permit please visit our parking permits webpage.

The next estate parking permit schemes to be implemented will be:

The Drive: Residents voted in favour of permit parking. We will begin implementation from May 2022.

Northwood Tower: Implementation is currently underway, and we expect permit parking controls to come into force in May 2022.

Palmerston Court: Plans are in place for the car park to be re-surfaced, following which permit parking controls will be implemented. We expect these works to begin from June 2022.

Potential parking schemes under review:

2 to 5A Churchill Terrace:  Consultation with residents has ended. A decision on how we plan to proceed will be published shortly.

Burrell and Rayner Towers (including Wenlock Mews): Consultation with residents ended on 13th April 2022. We will review the results of the consultation and a decision will be made based on resident feedback.

What's next for parking controls?

In 2022/23 we will be consulting with residents on many of our estates about parking controls, including parking permits and double yellow lines.  A list of the estates we will be working on later this year will be shown here soon.

The introduction of a parking permit scheme requires the majority of responses from residents to be in favour. If residents vote against permit parking, then we will not implement it.

However, regardless of the outcome of the parking permit scheme consultation, in some areas we will still need to put parking restrictions in place, such as double yellow lines, to keep access roads clear for emergency vehicles. We’ll publish more details on this page over the coming months.

For further information and support, please get in touch by emailing us at estateparking@walthamforest.gov.uk  Please remember to include your address and the name of your estate.