Have your say on Changes to Parking Charges 2024

We want your views on our proposals to introduce three new changes to parking charges: To extend our emission-based pricing to permits for doctors, teachers, business-all zones, business-single zones and motorcycles; To extend the diesel surcharge to all diesel vehicles — including Euro 6 compliant for all permit types including resident permits; To introduce a surcharge for second and subsequent permits held by a single household. Please share your views by completing the survey in the webpage or by post.

Open date: Friday, 26 January 2024 at 5.00pm Close date: Friday, 23 February 2024 at 11.59pm Type: Consultation Neighbourhood: Lambeth wide Categories:
  • Parking
  • Streets, roads and transport

Background / Proposal

Lambeth Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and committed to reaching Net Zero by 2030. Twenty four percent of carbon emissions in Lambeth come from road transport. In the next 6 years, we need to reduce the amount of traffic on our streets by 27% and this will require a mixture of helping people switch to other ways, whilst also ensuring the price for things like parking reflect the impact that pollution has on our shared environment. 

While air quality is improving across Lambeth, at multiple locations across the borough air pollution still exceeds legal limits. Lambeth’s Air Quality Vision commits the council to breaking the association between inner-London living and poor air quality, and targeting resources and interventions to benefit the most susceptible groups: the young, the elderly, those with a pre-existing health condition, and residents in the most polluted areas. 

In January 2023, Lambeth adopted the borough’s Kerbside Strategy, which sets out how the kerbside (the space where cars typically park) will be used to support the borough’s response to the climate emergency, tackle inequality amongst other sustainable uses. The strategy sets out clear principles for the kerbside: 

  1. charging more for vehicles which produce more climate-warming emissions, 
  2. charging more for vehicles which produce more toxic air pollution 
  3. charging more for parking where it takes up more of our shared street space.  

Proposal 1 - extending the emissions banding structure currently implemented on residents permits for doctors, teachers, business all and single zones and motorcycle parking permits. Applicants would be charged according to the car tax band and size of your vehicle which is based on the CO2 emissions it produces.  Please see tables 1 and 2 for the details on the charges.  

Proposal 2 - To extend the diesel surcharge for all permit types including resident permits to cover all diesel vehicles meaning Euro 6 compliant vehicles would be subject to the surcharge.

Proposal 3 – introducing a surcharge for households with multiple residents permits. Households applying for their second and subsequent resident permits will be charged a £75 surcharge per additional permit. 

Table 1: Proposed Banding Structure

New BandCO2 g/KM
AZero
B1-50
C51-75
D76-90
E91-100
F101-110
G111-130
H131-150
I151-170
J171-190
K191-225
L226-255
M255+

These proposals have been designed so that they help with the challenges listed above.

Table 2: Current and Proposed Pricing

 

Charges  

(£)   

Proposed Band  

CO2  

BusinessSZ  

Business AZ  

Teachers  

Doctors  

Current Charge  788.87 1,972.16     435.44 526.68 
Proposed charges 
A   788.87 1,972.16     435.44 526.68 
B   841.72 2,104.29     464.61 561.97
C   875.39 2,188.47     483.20 584.45 
D   910.41 2,276.01     502.53 607.82 
E   946.83 2,367.05     522.63 632.14 
F   984.70 2,461.73     543.53 657.42 
G   1,024.09 2,560.20     565.27 683.72 
H   1,065.05 2,662.60     587.89 711.07 
I   1,107.65 2,769.11     611.40 739.51 
J   1,151.96 2,879.87     635.86 769.09 
K   1,198.04 2,995.07     661.29 799.86 
L   1,245.96 3,114.87     687.74 831.85 
M   1,295.80 3,239.47     715.25 865.12 

Table 3: Current and Proposed Pricing for Motorcycle Permits 

 

Charges 

(£)  

Proposed Band 

CO2 

Motorcycles 3 Month  

Motorcycles 6 Month 

Motorcycles Annual 
Current  

         23.97 

        35.23 

57.75 

A           25.58           37.59  61.62 
B           27.42           40.30  66.06 
C           29.53           43.40  71.14 
D           31.95           46.96  76.98 
E           34.73           51.04  83.67 
F           37.92           55.74  91.37 
G           41.60           61.15  100.23 
H           46.05           67.69  110.96 
I           51.44           75.61  123.94 
J           57.98           85.21  139.68 
K           65.92           96.89  158.82 
L           75.61         111.13  182.16 
M           87.48        128.57 210.76 

Table 4: Current and proposed diesel surcharge for all permits

Fin Year 23/24  

3 months  

(£)  

6 months  

(£)  

12 months  

(£)  

Diesel Surcharge   60.20   84.00   140.00   

The council is separately set to implement increases to the standard charges for residents parking permits, healthcare permits, car club permits, personal carer permits, visitors and traders' vouchers, on-street and car park charges. These changes will be made via a variation notice and do not form part of this consultation. You can find more information about the changes to these charges here.

When the consultation closes

Once the consultation has closed, responses will be analysed and report taken to the Sustainable Lambeth and Clean Air CMB meeting. If a decision is taken to proceed with the proposal, it is likely to be put in place in April 2024.  

How to respond

A Notice of the Council’s intentions to introduce these measures will be published in a local newspaper (South London Press), London Gazette and can be found here.

Representations for and against the proposals described in this Notice can be submitted online by completing our survey below:

Changes to Parking Charges 2024 Survey

Alternatively, you can submit your representation in writing, quoting ‘Parking Fees Review 24/25, and send it to: 

Roddy Williams
Parking and Network Management (Resident & Enabling Services)
London Borough of Lambeth
P.O. Box 80771
SW2 9QQ

Representations must be made no later than 23 February 2024.

Objections must relate only to the elements of the scheme that are subject to this statutory consultation. 

Please note that a copy of each of the proposed orders and other documents giving detailed particulars about them are available for inspection on our Traffic Management Orders webpage and will be available at our offices:

Lambeth Council's Parking and Network Management (Resident & Enabling Services)
3rd Floor, Civic Centre
6, Brixton Hill
London, SW2 1EG

between 9.30am and 4.30 on Mondays to Fridays inclusive (except on bank/public holidays), until the last day of a period of six weeks beginning with the date on which the Orders are made or, as the case may be, the Council decides not to make the Orders. 

To arrange inspection please telephone 020 7926 0179 or email: Trafficorders@lambeth.gov.uk