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Estate Traffic Management Orders

Find out how we are planning to manage estate parking by introducing traffic management orders.

Traffic management orders are legal documents introduced by councils to regulate parking restrictions under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

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.

The introduction of traffic management orders is necessary to keep estate access clear for resident parking bay users and essential service vehicles. It will improve estate parking control and enforcement, by making it possible for Civil Enforcement Officers to patrol estates and issue penalty charge notices (PCNs). We will continue to allocate numbered parking bays.

We expect to have offered a traffic management order for each estate by April 2024

To view current consultations kindly visit :

Frequently asked questions

How will I know when a consultation is taking place on introducing a traffic management order for my estate?

Leaflets will be delivered to each home and displayed on notice boards and this webpage will be updated. Notices are published in the press, including the Islington Tribune, starting a statutory consultation period of 21 days.

What changes does a traffic management order bring? 

New parking enforcement signs, renewed bay markings and new painted yellow lines.

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?

No, you can still use your current permit. We will contact you when it needs renewing.

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 get priority for allocation of a parking bay for themselves or their carers. Visitors using a blue badge should only park in marked blue badge bays on estates, where available. View guidance for using blue badges outside estates 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 re-marked 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 as long as they do not cause an obstruction. For planned heavy deliveries that may take longer, you can request a temporary permit 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 are available on public roads for Pay by Phone motorcycle parking. Motorcyclists can purchase permits for use in resident 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 we have introduced a traffic management order, we will change enforcement signage and a parking hotline service will be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 020 7527 7624 (local call rates) or email during office hours.

How can I report a problem before a traffic management order is introduced?

Parking problems can be reported by email to

All residents will receive letters explaining the next steps.

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

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