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Estate Traffic Management Orders

We are planning to manage estate parking through the introduction of Traffic Management Orders

We carried out an estate resident consultation on estate parking in 2019. The majority of residents supported our allocated parking system of numbered bays and the introduction of Traffic Management Orders. This approach is necessary to keep estate access clear for resident parking bay users and essential service vehicles.

The introduction of Traffic Management Orders will improve estate parking control and enforcement, by making it possible for Civil Enforcement Officers to patrol estates and issue Penalty Charge Notices. We will continue to allocate numbered parking bays.

We expect it to take two years to introduce Traffic Management Orders for all estates, from April 2021 to March 2023.


Frequently asked questions

  • What is a Traffic Management Order? Traffic Management Orders are legal documents introduced by councils to regulate parking restrictions under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.
  • How will I know when a Traffic Management Order is being introduced on my estate? Notification leaflets will be delivered to each home and displayed on notice boards and this web page will be updated. 
  • What does the process involve? Notices are placed in the press, including the Islington Tribune, commencing a statutory consultation period of 21 days.
  • What changes does a Traffic Management Order bring? New parking enforcement signs will be installed, bay markings are renewed and yellow lines will be painted.
  • Who will patrol the estates? Estates will be patrolled by uniformed Civil Enforcement Officers, who already patrol public roads.
  • Will I be able to keep my allocated parking bay? Yes, there is no change to the system we use to allocate individually numbered bays.
  • Will I need a new permit? Your current permit continues to be valid. We will contact you when it is due for renewal.
  • Will the cost of my permit change? The cost of your permit will not change due to Traffic Management Orders.
  • How can I apply for estate parking? You can email Homes and Communities, phone 020 7527 5300 or apply online.
  • What does estate parking cost? The costs can be seen on the Estate Parking Costs webpage.
  • Can we still use Blue Badges? Residents who are disabled receive priority for allocation of a parking bay for themselves or their carers. Visitors using a blue badge can park in marked blue badge bays on estates, if they are available, or on public roads.
  • Can I still use my estate Visitor Voucher scratch cards? Yes, on participating estates Visitor Vouchers will still be valid. To buy these email Homes and Communities.
  • Where can Visitor Voucher users park? Bays that are currently marked ‘V’ for Visitors will be remarked with the letters ‘SU’ for Shared Use by vehicles displaying valid Visitor Vouchers, council vans and contractor’s vehicles displaying temporary permits. Where possible we will increase the number of these bays.
  • What about deliveries? Short term deliveries, such as food and packages, can continue where no obstruction is caused. For planned heavy deliveries, that may take longer, a Temporary Permit can be requested in advance by emailing Homes and Communities.
  • Where can motorcycles and mopeds park? Motorcycle bays are provided on some estates. These are currently free and no permit is required. Motorcyclists who wish to rent their own estate space or garage should email Homes and Communities or apply online. Solo motorcycle stands on public roads are currently free and no permit is required. Motorcyclists can purchase permits for use in Residents Bays on public roads online.
  • Will I be able to report parking problems on my estate? On estates where the consultation period has been completed and a Traffic Management Order has been introduced, enforcement signage will be changed and a parking hotline service will be available 24/7 on 020 7527 7624 (local call rates) or by email during office hours.
  • What happens before a Traffic Management Order is introduced? Current signage will remain in place, estates will be patrolled by private contractors, and reports of parking problems can be submitted using the Wing Parking on-line Report Infringement form.

If you have any questions, or comments, please contact us via email or phone 020 7527 6923.

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