Croydon Healthy Neighbourhood Update (September 2022)

We have implemented 7 improved Healthy Neighbourhood schemes. These will provide greater access for residents, carers, licensed taxis, and emergency services. Many of the road closures that were enforced by planters are now camera-enforced, with agreed permit exemptions. 

For further details on the schemes please click on the relevant links:

The schemes have been installed under Experimental Traffic Management order (ETMOs) for a maximum of 18 months starting from 30 September 2022. For the first 6 months, you can submit objections if the schemes have impacted you. These objections will be considered as part of the assessment of how the experiment has performed.

The 6-month objection period gives people time to experience the effects of the scheme before submitting an objection. IThe deadline for submitting an objection is 11.59pm on 30 March 2023.

Make an objection

Further public engagement

We want to work with local people to understand what other improvements we can make so that your neighbourhood is a more pleasant, safe, and healthy place to live. There will be events in October and November for you to share views and suggestions around things like:

  • how to make streets easier to cross
  • how to make them more attractive (for example with trees or other planting), 
  • dealing with inconsiderate or illegal parking
  • making it easier to park bikes

These events will include:

  • community street audits (travelling around the neighbourhood to look at specific issues and opportunities)
  • drop-in sessions
  • possible follow-up meetings (‘co-design workshops’) on ideas for improvements.

Further details will be provided in the coming weeks and published here. 

Once the improvements have had a chance to bed in, we will be surveying residents for their views on the effects of the modified schemes. This is to make sure that we get a truly representative picture of what local people think about the measures and if/how it might be possible to make improvements. We understand many people do not give their views unless asked directly, so we are keen to make sure that as many as possible get to have their say.

Exemption Permits

All properties within the exemption zone are eligible to apply for a permit (up to 3 permits per household). Those properties with a rear access for motor vehicles from a road within the exemption zone will be eligible for a permit.

Check if you live within an area eligible for an exemption permit, by downloading the relevant CHN map below:

Download the Albert Road Area CHN map (PDF, 2.6MB) 

Download the Dalmally Road CHN map (PDF, 2.6MB)

Download the Elmers Road CHN map (PDF, 1.4MB)

Download the Holmesdale Road Area CHN map (PDF, 1.3MB)

Download the Parsons Mead Area CHN map (PDF, 4.4MB)

Download the Sutherland Road Area CHN map (PDF, 1.9MB)

All roads and properties within the healthy neighbourhoods remain accessible by vehicle. If you do not have a permit and are not exempt, you just need to take a different route to reach your destination. Enforcement cameras are installed to prevent through traffic.

How to apply

Resident exemption permits

You must be on the council tax or electoral register.

All properties within the exemption zone are eligible to apply for a permit (up to 3 permits per household). Those properties with a rear access for motor vehicles from a road within the exemption zone will be eligible for a permit.

Exemptions will last for 3 years, or until we are notified that you are no longer a resident of the address within the exemption zone.

Please make sure you select Healthy Neighbourhood from the list of available permits. 

Apply for a resident permit

Temporary resident exemption

Any resident that requires a temporary exemption for a courtesy car, or large delivery or trades vehicle can apply for a 1 day, 1 week or 1 month exemption. This is not for the use of general visitors, private hire vehicles.

Please make sure you select Healthy Neighbourhood from the list of available permits. 

Apply for a temporary resident permit

Carers exemption permit

You must be on the council tax or electoral register and provide the carers vehicle registration number.

If you are a resident within the exemption zone then you can apply for a carers exemption permit to allow your carers to drive through the Health Neighbourhood.

As a resident, you can apply for a 1 day, 1 week or 1 month exemption on behalf of a carers.

Carers that visit on a regular basis can apply for a 12 month exemption.

Please make sure you select Healthy Neighbourhood from the list of available permits. 

Apply for a carers permit

Blue badge exemption permit

Blue badge holders will be able to apply for an exemption for a Healthy Neighbourhood they need to drive into or be driven into. 

During the application process you will need to upload a copy of the front and back of a valid blue badge.

Please make sure you select Healthy Neighbourhood from the list of available permits. 

Apply for a blue badge permit

Nursery and school staff exemption permit

Vehicles belonging to staff of nurseries and schools within the Healthy Neighbourhood exemption zone can apply for an exemption by emailing chnpermits@croydon.gov.uk. You request must be sent from an official school email address.

More information

For information on other ways to apply email chnpermits@croydon.gov.uk . 

All roads and properties within the healthy neighbourhoods remain accessible by vehicle.  If you do not have a permit and are not exempt, you just need to take a different route to reach your destination. Enforcement cameras are installed to prevent through traffic.