Visitor parking charges to increase on 29 November 2016

22 November 2016

An increase in the price of visitor parking for stays longer than two hours is set to come in to effect on Tuesday 29 November 2016.


Following a Cabinet decision on 24 October of this year, visitor parking charges will increase to £3 for up to four hours, and £4.50 for stays of more than four hours, bringing charges in line with neighbouring boroughs. Stays of up to two hours will remain frozen at £1.50.


Councillor Eleanor Southwood, Cabinet Member for Environment, said:


"Parking is always a hot issue in London as a whole, and in Brent we have 33,000 parking spaces and 56,000 homes in our Controlled Parking Zones. This inevitably means that our parking provision is under a lot of pressure.


"As a Council, we use pricing to regulate demand and encourage visitors to consider using our public transport networks wherever possible.


"Residents have told us that they want cleaner air and less traffic congestion in Brent, and these measures are part of the Council's broader strategy to help address those concerns. By raising parking charges to the same level as neighbouring boroughs, we can start to reduce the number of cars on our roads, increase the number of journeys made by public transport and improve the quality of the air we breathe.


"We're committed to making Brent a borough that is accessible for everyone and this includes ensuring that residents and their visitors can find a parking space when they need one."