Parking on housing estates

Controlled parking schemes

Estate Controlled Parking Schemes only operate on council estates managed by Homes for Haringey. A yellow notice board at each entrance of an estate tells you if it is part of an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme. To park on an estate with an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme you will need a valid permit.

Estate Controlled Parking Schemes operate at flexible times. There are separate event day restrictions for estates near Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. For details check the yellow notice boards at the entrances of estates with an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme. 

If your estate currently does not have an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme, then Haringey Council can consider introducing one at the request of residents.

  • To apply for an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme, please call our Customer Services on 020 8489 5611.

See our Parking permits section, Pay by phonePay by contactless and Car parks pages for more information on parking in Haringey


Apply for an estate parking permit

Use the following link to apply for an estate resident parking permit, visitor parking permit or garage forecourt parking permit.

Apply for an estate parking permit

You can find out more about each type of permit below.

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Estate resident parking permits

To avoid getting a parking ticket when parking on an estate with a controlled parking scheme, residents need to display a valid permit.

You can apply for an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme permit if all the following applies:

  • You live on an estate which has an estate controlled parking scheme
  • You have your vehicle registered to your address on that estate
  • You display your valid estate parking permit in your vehicle
  • Your vehicle has current road tax (Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) is not recognised).

If you are disabled, you can also apply for a Homes for Haringey Disabled Resident Parking Permit. These permits allow you to park in a disabled parking bay on the estate without displaying your blue badge.

Please note that estate permits will only be issued to vehicles with current road tax. When applying for a permit, residents need to provide proof of road tax or the vehicle make, model, colour and registration number.

Estate Controlled Parking Permits are not valid in a controlled parking zone (CPZ). It is only valid on the estate for which it is issued. You cannot transfer a permit from one vehicle to another and it does not guarantee a parking place.


Estate visitor parking permits

If you live on an estate with an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme, you can apply for visitor parking permits. All our visitor parking permits are free of charge. There are three types:

  • short-stay visitor parking permits (two hour scratch cards - one hour permits will be made available for issue by the end of June 2022)
  • weekend visitor parking permits
  • two-week visitor parking permits.

Visitor parking permits are for estates with an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme. They are not valid in a council managed Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ). A visitor parking permit for an estate with an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme does not guarantee a parking place and only allows parking in approved areas on the estate.


Garage forecourt parking permits

To avoid getting a parking ticket when parking on some garage forecourts covered by an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme, garage licensees need to display a valid permit.

When applying for a garage forecourt parking permit, licensees will be asked for the details of the vehicle being kept on the forecourt. This is for insurance purposes only, eligible licensees will receive an 'any vehicle' permit.

You can apply for an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme permit for your garage forecourt if all the following applies:

  • You are a current garage licensee
  • Your garage is on an estate which has an Estate Controlled Parking Scheme, including Ferry Lane, Hornsey Lane, Langham Road, Williams Grove and Woodmead.

A garage forecourt parking permit is NOT valid in a controlled parking zone (CPZ) or the rest of the estate. It is only valid on the garage forecourt for which it is issued.


Other parking permits

If you need an estate parking permit for a specific purpose, such as contractors, carers or courtesy cars, you will need to apply and explain what you need the permit for and we will then advise you what to do.  

Health professionals, such as doctors and nurses, can already apply for their own estate permits.  

How to apply

You can apply for a special discretionary permit in one of the following ways:


Road tax, MOT and Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN)

Vehicles parked on our estates that do not have current road tax or, where required, an MOT will be treated as an abandoned vehicle and removed.

All our parking permits are not valid if the vehicle does not have current road tax or, where required, a MOT. This includes any vehicle with a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) where permission to keep it on our estate was not granted in advance.

If you want to keep a vehicle with a SORN on our estates, you must apply for our permission first. Any SORN vehicle found parked on our estates without our permission will be treated as abandoned. We only grant permission to keep a SORN vehicle on our estates in exceptional circumstances.

How to apply

You can apply to keep a vehicle with a SORN on our estates in one of the following ways:

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    Page last updated:

    February 14, 2024