Parking Policy on Council Estates

Closed 28 Apr 2023

Opened 3 Mar 2023


We are proposing changes to our Parking Policy on Council Estates, and we want to ask for your feedback on two key changes that might affect how parking is managed on your estate. Your views will help us shape our policy and the future of parking services across all our housing estates.


The Council has committed to carbon net-zero by 2030, which means we are aiming to reduce carbon emissions and create a balance between the carbon emissions that we produce in the borough, and carbon that we remove from the atmosphere, by that time.

We are reviewing the practices within many of our departments and encouraging and supporting our residents to adopt greener ways of living.

As car emissions are an integral part of our net-zero commitment, we are reviewing our Parking Policy on Council Estates with greener practices in mind.

We believe that we should be offering an opportunity for residents to:

  • access electric charging points on their estates; and
  • pay for parking based on the emissions their vehicle.

Electric Vehicle Charging  

We would like to introduce electric charging points on your estates in the future. To do this we would need to repurpose or rearrange some of our resident, visitor, or disabled bays, or make use of unused spaces within your estate.

We are aware that estates have individual needs, and any decisions about the installation of electric charging points would be made on an estate-by-estate basis.

Parking charges

The current pricing system is based on 16 different pricing bands depending on where in the borough you live and whether you are a council tenant or leaseholder. You can find current charges online.

We want to change the way we price our parking permits to carbon-based calculations as many other boroughs do. This would mean that the amount of carbon your car emits would determine how much you pay.

Our intention is to balance current pricing with making sure residents do not see a significant increase in their parking charges as a result of the changes.

Other key changes to Parking Policy

Below is a summary of the other key changes in the policy:

  • Management of Parking Services will move from Customer Services to Neighbourhood Services
  • Confirmation that the Housing Ombudsman Service will resolve disputes involving the tenants and leaseholders of social landlords and its voluntary members (private landlords and letting agents)
  • Emphasis that the need for a multi-registration permit must be verified by an appropriate (medical) professional.
  • Clarification that Council tenants and leaseholders will be given priority for parking spaces over non-residents. And that in exceptional circumstances we may terminate a non-tenant’s or leaseholder’s parking permit to meet the needs of our residents.

The proposed new policy is shown below:

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Why your views matter

Parking is an important issue for a large number of our residents, so we want to hear from as many people as possible. We believe that the best policies are those with the most input from residents.

When you have considered the proposal detailed above, please complete the online survey of proposed changes to Parking Policy.

We will write to you again after the consultation has closed and let you know the result.

If you have any questions, or would like the survey in another language or format, please call on 0800 137 111, email or put your query in writing to Kensington and Chelsea Housing Management, 292a Kensal Road, London, W10 5BE.


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