Proposed introduction of emission-based parking charges

Why are we doing this?

We are proposing to introduce emission-based charges to all on-street and car park pay and display bays within the borough.

Revising parking charges according to vehicle emissions became council policy in 2019 with an aim of reducing the damaging impact air pollution has on public health and encouraging residents’ to help reduce harmful emissions in the borough.

The proposal also includes changing the 30min and one-hour free pay and display parking bays in our district centres to two-hour maximum charged parking, to bring them in line with the emission-based charges and encourage more residents to walk and cycle to their local high streets.

If introduced, parking charges for zero emission vehicles would be reduced by about 90%, while charges for the highest emission vehicles would be increased by 30%. The charges would come into effect in January 2021. The proposed emission band charges are detailed in the public notices below.

This proposal is the last phase of Croydon’s emission-based parking charges following the introduction of emission-based charging for resident, business and parking permits in the last year.

The proposal supports feedback we've had from our communities who have told us that they are concerned about air quality, and that traffic levels should be reduced*. We are also working to a number of national, regional and local aims of reducing emissions. The full list of these initiatives can be found in the report paper below.

*A survey on the future of transport for the draft third Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) in September 2018 found that 74% of respondents are concerned about air quality in Croydon and 72% agreed that traffic levels should be lowered.

What do we want to know?

Please read the public notice below and take the survey to object or comment on this proposal . We're particularly keen to hear about any impacts (positive or negative) that you think it will have on you.

The survey also asks for your name and contact details - these are needed for us to consider comments and objections.

Survey closes midnight, Thursday 22 October.

What we found out
What difference has it made?
Location:  London Borough of Croydon
Project start date01 October 2020
Report availableDue 31 December 2020
Reference year2020
Methods Consultation Document, Questionnaire - Online
Who can take part? All - everyone invited to take part
Topic Area Parking, streets and transport