Estate parking terms and conditions
The permit scheme was introduced on 3 June 1996. You can find answers to many questions regarding the scheme on this page.
Tenants understand that the increasing use of cars is creating environmental, health and safety problems on many housing estates. Many estates were built before motor vehicles became a common form of transport and there's often no space for cars to be parked. We're committed to making Southwark a greener and cleaner place, so we must place controls on the access and use of cars on housing estates. The conditions of tenancy contain rules about car parking.
The Parking Scheme will help to reduce health and safety risks and the large volume of abandoned vehicles that litter our estates. The council is keen to promote safe parking and a cleaner environment for residents. If a vehicle is seen to be in a dangerous or abandoned state, you should contact the enforcement team or the estate parking team. One bad vehicle removed from the estate makes way for a resident who genuinely requires a space to park.
This could also be said for vehicles that are parked for a long duration of time on the estates without the required credentials. Residents have the right to contact us and we'll endeavour to visit the location in question and enforce where necessary.
The rules about parking on housing estates are different from public roads. However, the rules about driving speeds and safe driving still apply. We've developed the parking schemes on individual estates after consulting tenant representatives. These local parking schemes set out where tenants can park and mark out areas of land where cars should not be parked. The areas where cars should not park are usually marked with yellow lines and cross-hatched yellow lines.
As the council is responsible for delivering housing services to its tenants and leaseholders, we have to be seen as delivering the best service possible. We must declutter estates and remove vehicles posing a health and safety risk, being abandoned and have no documents to substantiate it is parking on the estate.
Page last updated: 16 August 2023