Newham Council has introduced emissions based charging for resident, business, charity business and industrial permits.
Newham residents are exposed to high levels of toxic pollution from vehicles, contributing to the highest death rate in England, according to Public Health England, with 96 people dying each year due to the poor quality of the air that they breathe. The health impact of our polluted air on residents, including children, is the same as smoking 159 cigarettes a year.
The new parking permit charges are aimed at addressing our 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.
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 for resident, business, charity business and industrial permits from 6 January 2021, with permit charges based on CO2 categories used by DVLA. Permit holders with renewals due in early 2021 are encouraged to check the fees chart now and prepare ahead for the new costs.
In recognition of the financial impacts of Covid-19, and listening to concerns raised by residents, a one-off 20% discount to be applied to the overall cost of the first resident’s permit for each household. Check the resident emissions costs for more information.
If you are unsure which tier your vehicle falls in you can use this DVLA checker.
Please note: If you do not have a valid permit you may receive a penalty charge notice.