Merton Council

Consultation on changes to parking charges for 2024


Merton Council is consultating on changes to parking charges, which are needed to address an increase in the costs of parking services caused by inflation.  

One option being looked at is the introduction of a surcharge on permits for vehicles with high carbon emissions, to help persuade motorists to switch towards cleaner modes of transport. 

Permit prices and on-street charges were last revised in January 2020. Since then, inflation has increased costs by almost 17%, and parking usage has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels. 

It is proposed an average increase of 16.8% in permit prices, which in practice would mean most residents’ parking permits would increase by £15 over the year, or 29 pence per week.  

Changes to e-permits, scratch-cards and a reduction in the price of annual visitor parking permits are also proposed. It is also proposed that on-street bay and car park charges should increase.

Please see the full details of the proposals.  

Consultation start date 01 November 2023
Consultation end date 13 December 2023
Take part in Consultation on changes to parking charges for 2024

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Consultation run by: Environment & Regeneration
Future Merton

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