Have your say on the future of parking in Hackney

Closes 15 Nov 2021

Opened 16 Aug 2021

Overview

We would like your views on Hackney Council’s proposed Parking and Enforcement Plan (referred to from here as the PEP). The PEP is the Council’s primary parking policy and strategy document governing parking related decisions. We have developed a new draft (see here with appendices here), covering the period 2021-26, and we want to hear from local residents, businesses, and visitors about the proposals set out in this document.

What is in the PEP?

The PEP is broken down into a number of sections that relate to our key policy areas. Within these sections the Council’s proposed approach to each policy area is outlined along with some of the key procedures and processes that influenced our drafting of the proposals. The sections are:

  • Sustainable transport
  • Customer service
  • Parking zones
  • Permit and vouchers
  • Parking provision and services
  • Compliance and enforcement
  • Crime, fraud and misuse
  • Consultations
  • Equality and diversity

Within these sections there are a number of related policy recommendations. These are key aspects of the PEP in ensuring that parking policy balances competing parking needs and is ready for the demands and challenges of the future. Many of the consultation questions you will find in the questionnaire will relate to these policy recommendations.

What is Hackney Council’s vision for parking?

The PEP 2021-26’s vision is to:

  • Support the creation of sustainable streets for everyone, by reprioritising more of our kerb space to support greening the borough, and sustainable transport

  • Provide high quality, customer focused services that respond to the needs of our residents, businesses and visitors

  • Encourage motorists to choose active travel and sustainable travel options, a switch to cleaner vehicles with a reduction in private vehicle ownership

  • Consolidate a fair, proportionate and transparent enforcement service to deliver high levels of compliance, and to robustly tackle fraud

  • Deliver a consistent approach to parking products and services on all Hackney Housing estates.

In this version of the PEP there is a strong focus on issues relating to sustainability. We have been consistent in our approach to tackling issues that affect our environment, including the climate emergency and poor air quality, which we have a public health duty to address. This plan and the policies contained within it seek to significantly reduce CO2 emissions and particulate matter originating from vehicles in Hackney.

Who should participate in the consultation?

Parking policy affects everyone in the borough, not just parking permit holders. Therefore we would like residents, businesses and workers in the borough as well as visitors to participate.

Have your say

You can have your say by completing the online questionnaire by Monday 15 November 2021. Otherwise, you can also request a paper copy of the consultation booklet and questionnaire by emailing parking.policy@hackney.gov.uk or by calling 020 8356 4008. We are also running a series of engagement sessions. To register, please click here.

What happens next?

Following the closure of the consultation on Monday 15 November 2021, responses will be collated during Winter 2021-22. The results will then be analysed and a report written setting out the Council’s recommendations. The report will then be submitted for approval to the Council’s Cabinet, elected representatives of the people of Hackney, for their meeting in Spring 2022.

Have your say

Events

  • Q&A (pre-recorded)

    From 16 Aug 2021 at 00:00 to 16 Sep 2021 at 12:00

    You can ask your questions up to midday the day before each session on the online platform Slido. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the allocated time. Please note that these are pre-recorded sessions.

  • Estates Q&A session (pre-recorded)

    From 16 Aug 2021 at 00:00 to 29 Oct 2021 at 12:00

    You can ask your questions up to midday the day before each session on the online platform Slido. We will try to answer as many questions as possible during the allocated time. Please note that these are pre-recorded sessions.

  • Call-in session 1

    From 24 Aug 2021 at 14:00 to 24 Aug 2021 at 18:00

    If you would like to discuss the consultation proposals and you are not able to take part in the online sessions, feel free to call us on 020 8356 4008 during the specified time.

  • Drop-in session 1 (online)

    From 7 Sep 2021 at 11:00 to 7 Sep 2021 at 12:00

    This session will be held over Zoom where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants.

  • Call-in session 2

    From 20 Sep 2021 at 12:00 to 20 Sep 2021 at 16:00

    If you would like to discuss the consultation proposals and you are not able to take part in the online sessions, feel free to call us on 020 8356 4008 during the specified time.

  • Drop-in session 2 (online)

    From 30 Sep 2021 at 14:00 to 30 Sep 2021 at 15:00

    This session will be held over Zoom where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants.

  • Face to face drop-in session

    From 5 Oct 2021 at 18:30 to 5 Oct 2021 at 20:30

    This session will be held at the Assembly Hall, Hackney Town Hall where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants.

  • Call-in session 3

    From 8 Oct 2021 at 14:00 to 8 Oct 2021 at 18:00

    If you would like to discuss the consultation proposals and you are not able to take part in the online sessions, feel free to call us on 020 8356 4008 during the specified time.

  • Drop-in session 3 (online)

    From 18 Oct 2021 at 12:00 to 18 Oct 2021 at 13:00

    This session will be held over Zoom where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants.

  • Estates drop-in session 1 (online)

    From 4 Nov 2021 at 17:00 to 4 Nov 2021 at 18:00

    This session will be held over Zoom where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants.

  • Estates drop-in session 2 (online)

    From 4 Nov 2021 at 18:30 to 4 Nov 2021 at 20:00

    This session will be held over Zoom where we will be presenting the consultation proposals and answering questions from participants.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Understanding views
  • Gathering ideas
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Parking
  • Pollution
  • Sustainability