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Proposed introduction of emission-based charges for resident and business parking permits

Why are we doing this?

We are proposing to introduce emission-based charges for resident and business parking permits, plus a diesel surcharge, to all controlled parking permit zones within the borough.

These proposals are in response to 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 drivers with an aim of reducing emissions. The full list of these initiatives can be found in the cabinet paper below, however, some examples are:

  • The National Clean Air Strategy 2019 (aims to clean up the UK's air and reduce the damaging impact air pollution has on public health, including the harmful emissions from vehicles amongst other sources),
  • The Mayor's Transport Strategy 2018 (prioritises public health and aims to reduce car dependency),
  • Croydon's Air Quality Action Plan 2017-22 (which aims to reduce exposure to air pollution and raising awareness for those who live and work in Croydon).

If introduced, the emission-based charges will be launched in two stages:

Residents' permits - October 2019

Business and other permits - April 2020

We are also proposing to introduce emission-based charges to on and off street parking places, we plan to consult on this in 2020, after we've explored what technology would be needed.

*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?

The proposed order which details the suggested charges is available below. To comment or object to the order, please make your statement in the first question: "What are your reasons for commenting or objecting to the scheme"?

The other questions are about your name and contact details. It is not possible to consider comments/objections from unknown sources.

Please complete the survey below by midnight, Thursday 20 June.


Please see the Public Notice for details if you wish to submit your objections by letter or email, instead of using the survey form below.


What we found out
What difference has it made?

Contact (for more details)

Frede Jensen

Start date
23 May 2019
End date
20 Jun 2019
Report available by
Due 02 September 2019
Who can take part?
All - everyone invited to take part
Topic Area
Parking, streets and transport
London Borough of Croydon


Draft Traffic Management Order for Emission-based Parking Permit Charges


Public Notice for consultation - emission-based parking charges


Cabinet report parking policy 19-22