Camden Workplace Parking Levy

The London Borough of Camden want to hear from businesses about their current parking usage and requirements on a typical work day as part of our feasibility study into a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) in Camden. Please complete the survey below to help us better understand parking at your workplace.

Closes Friday 31st May 2019 Submit your comments

Overview

In developing Our Camden Plan, stakeholders in the Borough told us they strongly believe in clean, vibrant and sustainable places, and this was highlighted in the community’s call to improve air quality in Camden by 2025. In addition, the latest Camden Business Survey (2017) highlighted that two of the top three most important issues for businesses were good transport links and the quality of the local environment.

The Council is striving to deliver on these aspirations and priorities, and the Camden Transport Strategy (CTS) and Clean Air Action Plan include a commitment to explore the feasibility of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) for the Borough.

If implemented, a WPL could help reduce car use and increase levels of walking, cycling and use of public transport. In turn this would work towards reducing congestion, improving air quality and public health, enhancing accessibility and reducing road traffic casualties.

At a time when other funding is reducing, revenue from a WPL also has the potential to help deliver transformational public realm schemes in town centres and key business areas across the Borough. It could also help deliver other schemes identified in the transport strategy and supporting action plans, to improve conditions for pedestrians, deliver a Borough-wide network of cycling routes, and significantly improve our streets to reduce road traffic collisions

The Council are carrying out a workplace parking survey with our appointed consultant, Project Centre, which will help us to understand current levels of parking in private car parks throughout Camden and inform the ongoing development of the WPL Feasibility Study.

Please complete the survey below to provide information on parking at your workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL)?

A WPL is a charge made to employers who provide workplace parking for their employees. The income received is then ring-fenced to fund local transport improvement and tackle congestion in the area.

What is the aim of a WPL?

A WPL aims to reduce car use and increase walking, cycling and public transport levels. In turn, this would work towards reducing congestion, improving air quality and public health, enhancing accessibility and reducing road traffic casualties.

Is this scheme in place anywhere else?

A similar scheme has been successfully implemented in Nottingham with revenue generated partially funding the extension of the tram network, developing the local bus network and redeveloping the railway station. 

Do any exemptions to the WPL apply?

Any exemptions will be carefully considered and designed if the project is further developed.

What would the revenue from the WPL be used for?

At a time when other funding is reducing, revenue raised through the WPL will be used to improve local transport. The revenue could help deliver transformational public realm schemes in town centre and key business areas across the borough. Some examples of the kinds of schemes this could include are set out below but the right choices for Camden will need to be explored in more detail and adhere to the relevant legislation if the WPL is introduced.

  • A Borough-wide programme of transformational public realm upgrades, such as ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’
  • Implementation of key schemes, as identified in the draft transport strategy and supporting action plans, to increase walking, deliver a Borough-wide network of cycling routes and address locations where road safety is a significant concern and barrier to the take up of more active modes of travel
  • Implementation of a Borough-wide network of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCPs) on and off-street

Why do you need access to business premises?

To assess the viability of a WPL, we need to understand the current use of private car parks. The best way for us to assess this is to visit business premises and carry out a count of vehicles parked on a typical work day.

What if I don’t want to grant access to my business premises?

You are not obliged to grant access, but it will enable us to carry out a more accurate assessment. If we are unable to gain access to undertake the parking survey, then our consultant will make assumptions of your parking requirements based on a number of factors including relative location and similar sized offices/organisations.

What are the next steps?

We anticipate that the surveys will be completed by the summer. The council will then analyse the results and – as part of the overall feasibility study – decide whether to proceed with a Workplace Parking Levy. Residents and businesses will be consulted further before any final decisions are made.

Privacy notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of the London Borough of Camden.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of London Borough of Camden.

The London Borough of Camden’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used, is available on their website.

Overview

Overview

In developing Our Camden Plan, stakeholders in the Borough told us they strongly believe in clean, vibrant and sustainable places, and this was highlighted in the community’s call to improve air quality in Camden by 2025. In addition, the latest Camden Business Survey (2017) highlighted that two of the top three most important issues for businesses were good transport links and the quality of the local environment.

The Council is striving to deliver on these aspirations and priorities, and the Camden Transport Strategy (CTS) and Clean Air Action Plan include a commitment to explore the feasibility of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) for the Borough.

If implemented, a WPL could help reduce car use and increase levels of walking, cycling and use of public transport. In turn this would work towards reducing congestion, improving air quality and public health, enhancing accessibility and reducing road traffic casualties.

At a time when other funding is reducing, revenue from a WPL also has the potential to help deliver transformational public realm schemes in town centres and key business areas across the Borough. It could also help deliver other schemes identified in the transport strategy and supporting action plans, to improve conditions for pedestrians, deliver a Borough-wide network of cycling routes, and significantly improve our streets to reduce road traffic collisions

The Council are carrying out a workplace parking survey with our appointed consultant, Project Centre, which will help us to understand current levels of parking in private car parks throughout Camden and inform the ongoing development of the WPL Feasibility Study.

Please complete the survey below to provide information on parking at your workplace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL)?

A WPL is a charge made to employers who provide workplace parking for their employees. The income received is then ring-fenced to fund local transport improvement and tackle congestion in the area.

What is the aim of a WPL?

A WPL aims to reduce car use and increase walking, cycling and public transport levels. In turn, this would work towards reducing congestion, improving air quality and public health, enhancing accessibility and reducing road traffic casualties.

Is this scheme in place anywhere else?

A similar scheme has been successfully implemented in Nottingham with revenue generated partially funding the extension of the tram network, developing the local bus network and redeveloping the railway station. 

Do any exemptions to the WPL apply?

Any exemptions will be carefully considered and designed if the project is further developed.

What would the revenue from the WPL be used for?

At a time when other funding is reducing, revenue raised through the WPL will be used to improve local transport. The revenue could help deliver transformational public realm schemes in town centre and key business areas across the borough. Some examples of the kinds of schemes this could include are set out below but the right choices for Camden will need to be explored in more detail and adhere to the relevant legislation if the WPL is introduced.

  • A Borough-wide programme of transformational public realm upgrades, such as ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’
  • Implementation of key schemes, as identified in the draft transport strategy and supporting action plans, to increase walking, deliver a Borough-wide network of cycling routes and address locations where road safety is a significant concern and barrier to the take up of more active modes of travel
  • Implementation of a Borough-wide network of Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCPs) on and off-street

Why do you need access to business premises?

To assess the viability of a WPL, we need to understand the current use of private car parks. The best way for us to assess this is to visit business premises and carry out a count of vehicles parked on a typical work day.

What if I don’t want to grant access to my business premises?

You are not obliged to grant access, but it will enable us to carry out a more accurate assessment. If we are unable to gain access to undertake the parking survey, then our consultant will make assumptions of your parking requirements based on a number of factors including relative location and similar sized offices/organisations.

What are the next steps?

We anticipate that the surveys will be completed by the summer. The council will then analyse the results and – as part of the overall feasibility study – decide whether to proceed with a Workplace Parking Levy. Residents and businesses will be consulted further before any final decisions are made.

Privacy notice

Privacy notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of the London Borough of Camden.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of London Borough of Camden.

The London Borough of Camden’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used, is available on their website.

Have your say

Please complete the survey below to provide information on parking at your workplace.

If you have any questions or require further information, please email camden.consultations@projectcentre.co.uk.


Camden Workplace Parking Levy
Please correct any required fields and submit again.
Business Name
This question is required
Building Name or Number
This question is required
Address
This question is required
Postcode
This question is required
Contact Email
This question is required
How many organisations operate from this building?
This question is required
If there are multiple organisations operating from this building please provide further details.
This question is required