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Estate Parking consultation

UPDATE: consultation extended until Friday 15 November

We are consulting all residents on estates which have parking controls about changing the way we manage parking.

The current parking controls aren’t fair as rents and service charges subsidise the running costs of the service, even residents who don’t use the parking.

We believe only those people who use the service should fund the costs of managing parking.

We also want parking to meet residents’ needs, wherever possible, but we can’t do that unless we know what is important to residents and what residents would like us to do.

Our preferred option is to use Traffic Management Orders – similar to Controlled Parking Zones on public roads. We believe the current Estate Controlled Parking Scheme must be replaced for the following reasons:

  1. Residents tell us that estate parking is important but the way we manage it can improve.
  2. It cannot pay for itself anymore, meaning rent and service charges subsidise the costs even if residents don’t use the parking or live on an estate with parking.
  3. It is over 20 years old and can’t deal with the types of parking problems all residents experience on our estates now.
  4. It is no longer effective because new legislation prevents us from clamping or towing vehicles.
  5. Government policy has changed the way in which councils can manage parking arrangements on housing estate land.

We have put together some frequently asked questions to give more background to the consultation and the proposed changes.

Ensure your views are heard at

The consultation has been extended until midnight on Friday 15 November, and we are encouraging all affected residents to have their say.


Give us feedback with your contact details for a response. Please note: we review comments once a week. Service requests must be made to Customer Services.

Page Last Updated:

18 October 2019