Royal Borough of Greenwich Housing Estate Consultation

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Why we are we doing this

The Royal Borough of Greenwich recently conducted a survey in which you told us that inconsiderate and obstructive parking is causing difficulties and that the availability of parking is becoming increasingly difficult.

Additionally, the Government has changed the rules about how councils can make sure people park properly and safely on our housing estates. This means we need to put in place new ways to enforce parking. If we don’t, we will be unable to take action against vehicles that are parked badly or belong to people who are not residents of your estate.


Why we are consulting you

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is proposing changes to how parking is managed and enforced on housing estates.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on parking issues that may be affecting your estate. This will help us to carry out a review of existing parking arrangements and consider how we can improve those facilities and the quality of service we can provide to better meet your needs.

By managing your parking areas effectively, we will help to make sure you have unobstructed access to spaces near your home. We want to act as soon as possible so that this remains the case. Please help us to make the right choices for you by completing our consultation.


What is changing?

The old parking rules were managed by something called contract law. We can no longer use this to act against inconsiderate or obstructive parking. We are proposing to use traffic management orders (TMOs) instead. Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) (who you might know as traffic wardens) will make sure the rules are followed.

Parking managed by TMOs would include:

  • Road signs and road markings like the ones used on public roads.
  • A parking permit scheme that would restrict access to parking in each estate to residents of that estate only.

As well as making changes to the way the car parks are managed and enforced, we will also be carrying out a review of the layout of the parking areas in each estate. This will include:

  • A review of parking bays to ensure their size and layout meet all current legislation and guidelines.
  • Provision of yellow lines to prevent obstruction to access points and in front of garages, and to maintain emergency access to each estate.
  • A review of signage to ensure parking controls are legible, simple to understand and to improve safety where appropriate.

We are also seeking to improve the facilities we provide within each parking area and would like to know your views on access to parking facilities for:

  • Blue Badge holders.
  • Motorcycles.
  • Delivery vehicles.
  • Tradespersons and Contractors.
  • Visitors.
  • Cyclists.
  • Electric vehicles, including charge points.
  • Car clubs.

Under the TMO arrangement, the hours the parking controls would be in force would remain the same as the existing controls – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The consultation does not include the option to keep the existing arrangements, as the use of contract law is no longer supported by the Government. This means that the Council will have to decide on the best way to manage parking within our 100 estates, using the feedback received from this consultation.

For further information on changes to parking legislation and the reasons for these proposals, please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section.


Which estates are included?

The changes referred to in this leaflet may affect parking areas throughout our borough. This first phase is focused on 100 of our housing estate parking areas, a list of which can be found using the link below to the consultation website.

We may extend this project to include further estates in the future, though existing parking controls within those estates will continue to function and be enforced.


How to provide your feedback

This consultation is the first of a two-part consultation process. It is an opportunity to provide your views on parking and parking issues on your estate.

Your feedback will be an important part of the process and will help us to prepare designs and proposals that best suit the individual needs of each estate. You can do so by completing our online survey.

Please note that only one response will be accepted from each household.

If you do not have access to the online form and require a paper copy, you can request this by contacting greenwichhousing@projectcentre.co.uk

The closing date for the first part of this consultation is Monday 22nd February 2021.


Who can take part?

This consultation is open to residents of all our housing estates. While this initial phase will focus on the 100 estates listed on the consultation website, we are still keen to hear how parking issues are affecting residents of all our estates.

When prompted to select the estate you live in on the consultation website, click ‘Other’. You will then be directed to fill in details and provide us with information relevant to parking on your estate.

The consultation is not just limited to drivers. We are keen to hear from all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. We would like to know what impact the issues raised in this consultation will have on you.


What happens next

Once this initial consultation is complete, we will review your feedback and use the information you provide to help us develop proposals that best meet the needs of your estate.

This will be followed by a second consultation in which you will be able to view these proposals in more detail. We hope to carry out that part of the consultation process later this year.

Having completed both parts of the consultation, if any proposals are accepted, the soonest we would expect any changes to take effect would be the middle part of this year.


Why we are we doing this

The Royal Borough of Greenwich recently conducted a survey in which you told us that inconsiderate and obstructive parking is causing difficulties and that the availability of parking is becoming increasingly difficult.

Additionally, the Government has changed the rules about how councils can make sure people park properly and safely on our housing estates. This means we need to put in place new ways to enforce parking. If we don’t, we will be unable to take action against vehicles that are parked badly or belong to people who are not residents of your estate.


Why we are consulting you

The Royal Borough of Greenwich is proposing changes to how parking is managed and enforced on housing estates.

The purpose of this consultation is to seek your views on parking issues that may be affecting your estate. This will help us to carry out a review of existing parking arrangements and consider how we can improve those facilities and the quality of service we can provide to better meet your needs.

By managing your parking areas effectively, we will help to make sure you have unobstructed access to spaces near your home. We want to act as soon as possible so that this remains the case. Please help us to make the right choices for you by completing our consultation.


What is changing?

The old parking rules were managed by something called contract law. We can no longer use this to act against inconsiderate or obstructive parking. We are proposing to use traffic management orders (TMOs) instead. Civil Enforcement Officers (CEOs) (who you might know as traffic wardens) will make sure the rules are followed.

Parking managed by TMOs would include:

  • Road signs and road markings like the ones used on public roads.
  • A parking permit scheme that would restrict access to parking in each estate to residents of that estate only.

As well as making changes to the way the car parks are managed and enforced, we will also be carrying out a review of the layout of the parking areas in each estate. This will include:

  • A review of parking bays to ensure their size and layout meet all current legislation and guidelines.
  • Provision of yellow lines to prevent obstruction to access points and in front of garages, and to maintain emergency access to each estate.
  • A review of signage to ensure parking controls are legible, simple to understand and to improve safety where appropriate.

We are also seeking to improve the facilities we provide within each parking area and would like to know your views on access to parking facilities for:

  • Blue Badge holders.
  • Motorcycles.
  • Delivery vehicles.
  • Tradespersons and Contractors.
  • Visitors.
  • Cyclists.
  • Electric vehicles, including charge points.
  • Car clubs.

Under the TMO arrangement, the hours the parking controls would be in force would remain the same as the existing controls – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The consultation does not include the option to keep the existing arrangements, as the use of contract law is no longer supported by the Government. This means that the Council will have to decide on the best way to manage parking within our 100 estates, using the feedback received from this consultation.

For further information on changes to parking legislation and the reasons for these proposals, please see the ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ section.


Which estates are included?

The changes referred to in this leaflet may affect parking areas throughout our borough. This first phase is focused on 100 of our housing estate parking areas, a list of which can be found using the link below to the consultation website.

We may extend this project to include further estates in the future, though existing parking controls within those estates will continue to function and be enforced.


How to provide your feedback

This consultation is the first of a two-part consultation process. It is an opportunity to provide your views on parking and parking issues on your estate.

Your feedback will be an important part of the process and will help us to prepare designs and proposals that best suit the individual needs of each estate. You can do so by completing our online survey.

Please note that only one response will be accepted from each household.

If you do not have access to the online form and require a paper copy, you can request this by contacting greenwichhousing@projectcentre.co.uk

The closing date for the first part of this consultation is Monday 22nd February 2021.


Who can take part?

This consultation is open to residents of all our housing estates. While this initial phase will focus on the 100 estates listed on the consultation website, we are still keen to hear how parking issues are affecting residents of all our estates.

When prompted to select the estate you live in on the consultation website, click ‘Other’. You will then be directed to fill in details and provide us with information relevant to parking on your estate.

The consultation is not just limited to drivers. We are keen to hear from all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. We would like to know what impact the issues raised in this consultation will have on you.


What happens next

Once this initial consultation is complete, we will review your feedback and use the information you provide to help us develop proposals that best meet the needs of your estate.

This will be followed by a second consultation in which you will be able to view these proposals in more detail. We hope to carry out that part of the consultation process later this year.

Having completed both parts of the consultation, if any proposals are accepted, the soonest we would expect any changes to take effect would be the middle part of this year.


  • Please read the options carefully and select your preferred choice. Please complete all fields by Monday 22nd February 2021.

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