Tonbridge parking permit scheme

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Those eligible for permits are residents within their Area, and potentially businesses within their Area and where capacity allows.

Those in new developments may not be eligible for a permit. Please read the new development information after the list of roads.

Some locations in permit areas may not have room to allow parking. Permit holders may park in any road in their permit area. All permit holders must also comply with any other parking restrictions, such as double yellow lines and pay and display bays as they apply to everyone.

The following roads are part of the Tonbridge permit scheme.

Area D1

  • Avebury Avenue
  • Barden Road (odd numbers up to No.51, even numbers up to No.106)
  • Danvers Road
  • Gladstone Road
  • Holford Street
  • Northcote Road
  • Preston Road
  • River Lawn Road

Resident permit holders for Area D1 can park, using their permit, in Areas D1 and D2.

In July 2018 changes were introduced for business permit holders in areas D1 and D2. These were:

  • Businesses classified as ‘commercial-office’ may only park, using their permit, in permit bays in Barden Park Road
  • Business classified as ‘commercial retail/showroom’ may park in both Areas D1 and D2 when using their permit
  • For the first two years after the D1 and D2 business permits changes were introduced, a two year reduced rate for car park season tickets was available for businesses in areas D1 and D2. £300 for the first year, £600 for the second and then the full rate for future year.

The letter sent to all business permit holders in July 2018 explained these changes, and that when business permits came up for renewal, applicants will be offered the relevant parking permit

Area D2

  • Barden Road (odd numbers over No.51, even numbers over No.106)
  • Barden Park Road
  • Caistor Road
  • Cromer Street
  • Nelson Avenue
  • Norfolk Road

Resident permit holders for Area D2 can park, using their permit, in Area D2 but not in Area D1.

In July 2018 changes were introduced for business permit holders in areas D1 and D2. These were:

  • Businesses classified as ‘commercial-office’ may only park, using their permit, in permit bays in Barden Park Road
  • Business classified as ‘commercial retail/showroom’ may park in both Areas D1 and D2 when using their permit
  • For the first two years after the D1 and D2 business permits changes were introduced, a two year reduced rate for car park season tickets was available for businesses in areas D1 and D2. £300 for the first year, £600 for the second and then the full rate for future year.

The letter sent to all business permit holders in July 2018 explained these changes, and that when business permits came up for renewal, applicants will be offered the relevant parking permit.

Area E

  • Cannon Lane

Permit holders for Area E can only park, using their permit, in Area E.

Area G

  • Albert Road
  • Amberley Close
  • Arundel Close
  • Chichester Road
  • Douglas Road
  • Lawn Road
  • Lionel Road
  • Mabledon Road
  • Meadow Road
  • Sussex Road
  • Waterloo Road
  • Wincliff Road

Permit holders for Area G can only park, using their permit, in Area G.

Area J

  • Bank Street
  • The Avenue
  • Fosse Road
  • Havelock Road
  • Hawden Road
  • Houselands Road
  • Lansdowne Road
  • Lodge Road
  • The Slade
  • Stafford Road

Permit holders for Area J can only park, using their permit, park in Area J.

Area K

  • Dry Hill Park Road (property no's 34-76 and 29-47)
  • Dry Hill Road
  • Keswick Close
  • London Road (property no's 1-33)
  • Old London Road
  • Portman Park
  • Yardley Park Road

Permit holders for Area K can only park, using their permit, in Area K.

Area L

  • Church Street
  • Garden Road
  • East Street
  • Kendal Close
  • Kendal Drive
  • Lime Tree Close
  • Lyons Crescent
  • Mill Crescent
  • Mill Lane

Permit holders for Area L can only park, using their permit, in Area L.

Area M

  • Baltic Road
  • Deakin Leas
  • Gardyne Mews
  • George Street
  • Judd Road
  • Quarry Hill Road
  • Quarry Rise
  • Springwell Road
  • St Marys Road
  • The Drive
  • Waterloo Place
  • Weald View Road
  • White Oak Close
  • Woodfield Road
  • Woodlands Road
  • Woodside Road

Permit holders for Area M can only park, using their permit, in Area M.

Area N

  • Alexandra Road
  • Commercial Road
  • Deakin Leas
  • Lavender Hill
  • Pembury Grove
  • Pembury Road
  • Priory Grove
  • Priory Road
  • Priory Street
  • Priory Walk
  • Rose Street
  • St Stephens Street
  • Vale Road

Permit holders for Area N can only park, using their permit, in Area N.

Area P

  • Hectorage Road
  • Lodge Oak Lane
  • Mann Square
  • Tudeley Lane

Permit holders for Area P can only park, using their permit, in Area P.

Area S

  • Annison Street
  • Bank Street (adjacent to Annison Street)
  • Exchange Court
  • Bradley Street
  • Stafford Road (adjacent to Bradley Street)
  • The Slade (adjacent to Annison Street)

Permit holders for Area S can only park using their permit, in Area S.

New developments

New developments are not usually added to existing permit areas. This is in line with the current practise, where significant new developments are not allowed to join existing permit parking schemes, as the design standards that apply should provide a specified level of private parking. If residents of new developments need additional parking over and above the parking provided by the development itself they would need to make their own arrangements for private parking or consider using the public car parks.

Confirmation documents guide and terms and conditions

Confirmation documents will always be needed for a first permit application. We may also ask for confirmation documents for continued eligibility at any time.

Everyone should read our terms and conditions and document guide

Suspected fraud

Report suspected fraud to our parking team. In order to investigate we will need information such as permit number (on the permit) and the vehicle registration number. Please also include any additional information that you may have.

The National Fraud Initiative matches electronic data within and between public and private sector bodies to prevent and detect suspected fraud.