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Parking and Permits

Different rules apply for parking on street (the public highway) and on estate in Tower Hamlets.  On street is managed by the Council and the Highways Agency.  Estate parking is managed by the Landlord who owns (or manages) the estate. 

Council estates (including leasehold properties) streets and roads are managed by Tower Hamlets Homes.  Housing Association's (Registered Providers) manage the parking on their estates.  

On our advertised properties we will tell you what the parking availability/rules are, but please read the guidance below as this will help you make an informed choice when bidding for properties.  You should also read the parking pages of the Council website.

Car Free Homes

The Council's 'car free homes'  planning policy was introduced in Tower Hamlets in the late 1990s to help reduce traffic congestion and better manage the limited supply of on-street parking spaces. This initiative also helps to reduce the level of air pollution from motor vehicles and encourages more people to walk, cycle and go by public transport.   

Please see full details on the Council's web site.

Permit Transfer Scheme

This scheme is subject to all of the Permit Transfer Scheme criteria being met by the resident. These criteria are:

  1. Applies to residents moving to 3 bedrooms or larger social rented car free homes*
  2. One on-street resident parking permit is allowed per household.
  3. You must have held your on-street resident parking permit for at least 1 year prior to moving home.
  4. You must renew your on-street parking permit and not let it lapse to remain eligible.
  5. You must provide proof that you are eligible – i.e. the duly signed and dated approved tenancy agreement.
  6. The scheme started on Monday September 5, 2011. You will not be eligible for this scheme if you have moved before this date.

    * The property you are moving to must have at least 3 bedrooms and must also have more bedrooms than your current property.