Newham Council is introducing emissions based charging for parking permits from January 2021.
The new parking permit charges are aimed at addressing poor air quality and lowering vehicle emissions by encouraging residents to switch towards less polluting vehicles and to encourage more local trips to be made by sustainable modes of transport, like walking and cycling.
Emissions from vehicles are the major contributor to the borough’s poor air quality and parking policies and procedures are one important factor in which we can influence the number, type and the use of vehicles and can be an important tool in delivering behavioural change and air quality improvement.
We’re also making available new electric vehicle charging points across the borough making it easier for those who choose to make the switch to electric vehicles to have greater access to public charging points.
Emissions based charging costs
The new permit charges will apply for all applications and renewals from 6 January 2021, with permit charges based on CO2 categories used by HMRC for vehicle taxation.
Permit holders with renewals due in early 2021 are encouraged to check the fees chart now and prepare ahead for the new costs.
If you are unsure which tier your vehicle falls in you can use this DVLA checker.