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04/06/18
Brent Council are consulting residents regarding some proposed changes to parking charges and the management of on-street parking in Controlled Parking Zones (CPZ) across the borough. You can find details of the proposals below.

Brent wants to take into consideration your feedback. Here are the key changes proposed by Brent:

1. To increase the surcharge on the second residents' parking permit from £40 to £50 per year, and on the third residents' parking permit from £80 to £100 per year; with the aim of reducing demand for on-street parking spaces from households which own more than one vehicle.

2. To introduce a £50 surcharge on the price of a resident permit for diesel vehicles; potentially increasing to £75 and then £100 in future years. The purpose of this is to provide a steer to vehicle owners to consider a switch to less polluting vehicles, given the increased health risks caused by air pollution from vehicles with diesel engines. Further information on this proposal can be found here: Proposed diesel levy for residents' parking permits

3. To introduce a three year Event Day Permit for the Wembley Stadium EDPPS, with an associated £15 administrative charge. Permits are currently subject to a one-off cost of £10, and their use is restricted to the period during which the applicant is living at that address. Many paper permits were issued for the scheme prior to 2013, and there are concerns that some permits continue to be in circulation and use, despite the original applicant having moved away; and that permits are advertised for sale on commercial websites. Both give rise to additional traffic congestion and parking pressures. The operation of the Event Day Scheme has not been reviewed since 2008. We need to ensure that that the full costs of management and enforcement can be covered in future years, given that most residents had paid the one-off charge in previous years.

Therefore, the Council proposes to introduce a 3 year permit to minimise the risk of potential misuse by non-residents which the existing Scheme may facilitate. The increase from £10 to £15 will ensure that the costs of managing and enforcing the Scheme can be fully covered in future. To avoid disadvantaging residents and businesses with existing permits, the proposal will only apply to permit applications for new vehicles and new event day visitor permits.

4. To introduce a three year T Zone off-peak visitor permit with an associated £15 administrative charge. This permit operates alongside existing borough wide visitor permits, and allows residents' visitors to park between 6.30pm and 8.00am Monday to Sunday.

5. To introduce a three year W and E Zones off-peak visitor permit with an associated £15 administrative charge. This permit operates alongside existing borough wide visitor permits, and allows residents' visitors to park between 6.30pm and 9.00pm Monday to Sunday.
View further information on the Wembley proposals (3,4 and 5 above).

Please note that all revenue from permit charges will be used to cover the cost of managing and enforcing parking controls, or for other specified transport-related expenditure. Here is the link to the consultation.

When will the decision be made?

All the responses from the consultation will be taken into account and the council will consider all responses before making a final decision later this year.

The information you provide will be treated confidentially and will be used solely by the London Borough of Brent.

The consultation will run from 31 May 2018 and end at 23:59 hours on 21 June 2018.
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