Parking on housing estates

We manage parking on housing estates through a variety of different types of permits.

Residents' parking permits

Our standard form of parking permit, applicable to most users, enables the permit holder to park in any available bay on the estate (except those specifically designated for visitor or disabled parking). Each estate-parking zone has a three letter code that is displayed on the signs and on permits (for example, HDC for Henry Dickens Court).

In addition to parking bays, we also have lock-up garages available on some estates. These must be used purely for the purposes of parking vehicles and not for general storage.

Use our Residents' Parking Application form to apply for parking and see the current charges.

Housing estate parking permit application form

Estate parking price list 2020-2021

Please note that you must abide by the terms and conditions set out in our Residents' Parking Guide.

Housing Management Parking Guide

Disabled Parking Permits

If you are an estate resident and hold a current Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea purple disabled person’s badge, we will provide you with free parking, in a dedicated bay which is convenient for you to access. This bay will be marked out as a designated disability parking bay.

Use our disablity parking application form to apply for a disabled parking bay:

Disability parking application form

Please note that you must abide by the terms and conditions set out in our Housing Management Parking Guide.


For those residents with carers, or other multiple regular visitors, we can provide an annual multi-registration permit for several vehicles; but only one vehicle can use the permit at any one point in time. This type of permit is free, but you must provide evidence of need when you apply.

Use our multi-reg parking application form to apply for this type of permit:

Multi-reg parking permit application form

Please note that you must abide by the terms and conditions set out in our Housing Management Parking Guide.

Visitor parking

All households are entitled to up to three days' free visitor parking per month. These permits are issued as a scratch card for use only in the designated visitor bays marked ‘VIS’ (if available) on a first come, first served basis. If there are no designated visitor parking bays available on an estate, visitors can use the permit to park in a visitor bay on another nearby estate, where practical. If there are no visitor bays available, unfortunately the visitor will have to make other arrangements.

Even if a resident does not have an annual permit, they still have an entitlement to free visitor parking. The visitor scratch cards are available upon request to all Housing Management estate households. Our customer services staff need at least 48 hours’ notice to process a request before the scratch cards can be collected from either our office in Blantyre Street or Kensal Road, so please request your scratch cards in advance if you think you might need them.


On most estates, parking controls are managed by Civil Enforcement Officers, who will issue a parking ticket to any vehicle which is parked without displaying a valid permit or outside of a designated parking area.

Visit the parking enforcement webpage for further details.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the estate parking team in our Customer Service Centre:

Customer Service Centre
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Housing Services
Network Hub
292a Kensal Road
London W10 5BE