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Last updated: 10 November 2022

Next review: 10 February 2023

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 live and now in force on the estate.
  • Northwood Tower: permit parking controls are live and now in force on the estate
  • The Drive: permit parking are live and now in force on the estate.
  • Palmerston Court: permit parking are live and now in force on the estate. 

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:

  • 2 to 5A Churchill Terrace: Residents voted in favour for permit parking controls to be introduced. Statutory consultation is complete, we will now start the implementation process of a parking scheme.
  • Burrell and Rayner Towers (including Wenlock Mews): We are now finalising the layout of the proposed extended permit controlled zone and hope to share this with residents shortly.
  • St Margaret’s Court & St Columba Court: Consultation with residents is now complete. We are now in statutory consultation period and will share details of next steps with residents shortly. 

Potential parking schemes under review:

  • Priory Court Estate: We are consulting with residents about whether to introduce permit-controlled parking on this estate.
  • Titley Close: Consultation with residents is now complete. We are now finalising the layout of the proposed permit controlled zone and hope to share this with residents shortly.
  • Tilston Close: We are consulting with residents about whether to introduce permit-controlled parking on this estate.
  • The Avenue Estate: We are consulting with residents about whether to introduce permit-controlled parking on this estate.

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.