Browning Road Bridge and Healthy School Streets Access Permits

Access permits

If you live or own a business that has restricted access and is enforced by CCTV cameras, you can apply for an access permit.

Resident and business permit holders registered within the access zone will automatically have access granted through their permits.

Access permits are only required for residents and businesses who have off-street parking in the Browning Road Bridge or Healthy School Streets areas.

Register for an access permit 

Types of Access Permits

Browning Road Bridge Access Restriction

Access to Browning Road bridge (southbound) is restricted to buses, emergency service vehicles, refuse vehicles, cyclists and black taxis.

Local residents who live at the addresses included in this list are permitted through the closure in the southbound direction only with a valid permit.

If you already hold a resident parking permit or resident disabled parking permit you do not need to do anything, as your number plates will automatically be added to the ‘approved’ list.

If you are on the Approved List you will not receive a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) for crossing the Browning Road Bridge.

If you park off-street and do not have a RPZ permit or you are riding a motorcycle, you will need to apply for your vehicle to be added to the ‘approved list’ and you will automatically be issued with a virtual permit.

Healthy School Streets restrictions

Newham has a series of timed road access restrictions operating outside some schools in the borough. The restrictions help to make the roads near a school safer for children to walk and cycle and restrict through traffic at drop-off and pick-up times.

Vehicles registered at addresses within a Healthy School Streets zone can access these locations at all times. If you already hold a resident parking permit, disabled parking permit registered to an address in a Healthy School Street zone you do not need to do anything as your number plates will automatically be added to the ‘Approved list’.

However, if you park off-street at a property within a Healthy School Streets zone you will need to apply for your vehicle to be added to the ‘Approved list’ and you will automatically be issued with a virtual permit.

A virtual permit will only entitle residents to access the pedestrian and cycle only zone and cannot be used as a parking permit.

Find out more about the Healthy Schools Streets initiative