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Estate Parking consultation

In autumn 2019, we consulted all residents on estates which have parking controls about changing the way we manage parking. Over 1,100 residents responded to the consultation which closed on Friday 15 November 2019.

We are now working to develop a new parking management scheme based on the results of the consultation. We hope to present a proposal to Haringey Council for approval in the summer so we can begin offering it to estates in the autumn.  

You can File download a presentation with the full results, but in summary people who responded have told us the following:

  1. Estate parking is important but there isn’t enough, and we need to improve the way we manage estate parking.
  2. We should try to keep the Estate Controlled Parking scheme, despite the problems which cannot be fixed (see below).
  3. If we can’t keep the Estate Controlled Parking scheme, we can consider using Traffic Management Orders or automated controls.
  4. Estate parking should be kept for our residents and their visitors, including people delivering goods and services.
  5. Residents do not want to pay for permits but will consider subsidising parking enforcement from rent and service charges.
  6. Residents believe that vulnerable residents such as disabled people and old aged pensioners should be protected from any charges.

Background

We believe the current Estate Controlled Parking Scheme must be replaced for the following reasons:

  1. It is over 20 years old and can’t deal with the types of parking problems residents experience on our estates now.
  2. It is no longer effective because new legislation prevents us from clamping or towing vehicles and properly pursuing unpaid fines.
  3. It cannot pay for itself anymore, meaning tenants’ rents subsidise the costs even if they don’t use the parking or live on an estate with parking.
  4. Government policy has changed the way in which councils can manage parking arrangements on housing estate land.

Get involved

We’re keen to work with interested residents on developing these plans. Initially these plans would have been developed at drop-in consultation sessions, but under the current circumstances we are looking to do this remotely through online surveys and possibly video conference calls.

A number of you have already been in touch to say you want to be part of our plans for estate parking. If you would be willing to take part in these ongoing consultations, but have not let us know yet, please email estate.parking@homesforharingey.org to register your interest.

Feedback

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:

28 April 2020