Back in September we posted about the new parking permit system that has been introduced as a result of receiving an increasing number of complaints about parking on the development from residents.
As highlighted in our previous communication, from the 1st December 2020, PWRA will begin commencing enforcement.
From 1st December 2020, any vehicle without a valid PWRA parking permit displayed parking in a visitors bay may be subject to enforcement action including: parking fines, removal or reporting to local authorities. In the case of vehicles without a permit that are parked in assigned resident bays the respective property owner will be contacted.
Residents should report any concerns of suspected breaches of parking regulations to email@example.com
Tenants who have not been issued with parking permit should contact their landlord. All property owners were contacted previously with details on how to collect their permits. For further information email firstname.lastname@example.org
PWRA is introducing a new mandatory parking permit system for all residents from this month. This action has been taken as a result of receiving an increasing number of complaints about parking on the development from residents. It will be used to help enforce the parking regulations. Permits will shortly be issued to the owners of all properties and residents will be required to display these on their vehicle or that of any visitor.
Each property will be issued with two permits:
- A resident permit that must be displayed in the window of their vehicle
- A visitor permit to be displayed in the window of any visitor vehicle to the development
Each permit will be uniquely numbered and does not directly identify the associated property for security reasons. A register of assigned permits against properties will be held securely by PWRA in accordance with our data protection policy.
House owners, who have both a garage and driveway space will also be able to request an additional resident permit at no additional charge to use on their second vehicle.
Flat owners will only be issued with the two permits.
In the case of tenants, it is their landlords responsibility to issue them with the parking permits. For security reasons, PWRA will not issue permits directly to tenants without approval from the landlord or their nominated managing agent. The landlord or nominated managing agent will be responsible for ensuring that permits are collected at the end of each tenancy and reissued to new tenants.
There will be a 3 month introductory period (September-November) to allow time to ensure that all residents (including tenants) have received their permits. PWRA will monitor during this time. From December, any vehicle without a permit displayed parking in a visitors bay or not in an approved space may be subject to enforcement action including: parking fines, removal or reporting to local authorities. In the case of vehicle without a permit that are parked in assigned resident bays the respective property owner will be contacted.
Replacement for lost and damaged permits
A small admin fee will be charged to cover lost or damaged permits. Replacement permits will only be issued to property owners or their nominated managing agent.
Conditions of use
The parking permits are exclusively for the use of residents and their invited guests only. It is not permissible to sell, lend or utilise the permits for any form of commercial agreement or financial reward.
Tower Hamlets are planning to undertake resurfacing work on Seysell Street. The work is expected to commence on 29th June and complete 1st July. The hours of works will be between 8am and 5pm every day.
During the hours above all on-street parking bays will be closed and there will be no vehicular access.
It will still be possible to access Saunders Ness Road and Plymouth Wharf during this time using either Glenworth Avenue or Glenaffric Avenue further down.
However, those utilising on-street permit parking spaces outside Plymouth Wharf may find this busier than normal and struggle to locate a space. If this affects you then you may wish to make alternative temporary arrangements in advance. The parking regulations at Plymouth Wharf remain unchanged during this time.
Anyone wishing to discuss the carriageway works should direct these to Tower Hamlets directly and not to PWRA. The contact at Tower Hamlets for the works is email@example.com
We have recently received a number of complaints from residents around parking on the development. The parking regulations are already stated within the Lease (shared with owners – [clause 4(n)] ) and the Residents Handbook (available to owners and tenants). For awareness we are also sharing these regulations here:
Defined parking areas
Each flat is provided a specific allocated space in the area outside the block or around the central garden. The allocated spaces are defined within the Lease and Residents Handbook. For privacy reasons we do not publish the space allocation publicly here but owners and tenants can contact firstname.lastname@example.org if unsure.
Each house is provided space on their forecourt for parking in addition to garage.
There are also a number of allocated “visitor” bays around the central garden, each one is clearly marked with a sign saying “visitor”.
Parking outside of the allocated areas is not permitted. The only exception being emergency vehicles or if explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
Use of allocated parking spaces
The following regulations are outlined in the Residents Handbook:
- Parking for the flats is in allocated spaces around the blocks and garden in accordance with the provisions of each of the Owner’s leases
- Flat Owners have exclusive right to use their own parking space. Flat Owners shall not park their vehicles in other people’s allocated parking spaces – this will amount to trespass – unless they have explicit permission to do so from the corresponding owner
- There shall be no parking in such a way as to obstruct access to and from a resident’s allocated parking space – or allocated visitor bay
- Parking for the houses is in their own garages and on their own forecourts. House Owners shall not park their vehicles in other people’s allocated parking spaces – this will amount to trespass – unless they have explicit permission to do so from the corresponding owner
- The Lease does provide that the five visitors’ bays may be used, if vacant, on a short-term basis only. If these are full, then parking shall be outside the development
- No parking is permitted at each end of the centre garden island as this restricts access of emergency vehicles. No parking of bicycles or vehicles on the communal pedestrian areas
- No parking of bicycles in the flat block corridors or stairwells, nor the chaining of bicycles to railings, as maintenance of these areas is the responsibility of PWRA. There are two cycling racks to the left and right as you enter the main gates where you can park your bikes
- Commercial vehicles cannot be parked anywhere on the development – unless explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
- Owners and Tenants are responsible for ensuring that their visitors comply with the parking regulations set out in the above paragraph. The maximum stay for visitors’ vehicles in the visitor’s bays shall be 48 hours per week, after this time any visitor shall remove their vehicle from the Wharf – unless explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
- It is not permitted for residents to utilise their allocated space for commercial purposes or to rent it out for use by other people who do not reside on the development
- Any vehicle parked on the development must comply with government regulations – specifically be: registered with the DVLA, have up-to-date vehicle tax, have a current MOT and be roadworthy
Speed limit and direction of travel
The speed of vehicles in the Wharf shall not exceed 10 mph and vehicles shall comply with the one way system, which is clockwise from the Saunders Ness Road entrance.
PWRA board of directors will take action to enforce breaches of the parking regulations; including application of penalty fines, reporting to the police or even legal action if necessary.
Use of visitor bays and communal areas for parking is monitored regularly including via CCTV system where security or safety is a concern.
With regards to unauthorised use of private allocated spaces by others, we rely on residents to report this as we do not maintain a list of vehicles and their owners. Any resident whose space is being used without their permission can report this to email@example.com. All emails will be treated in confidence.