Hanover and Elm Grove parking schemes review

Closed 12 Aug 2019

Opened 28 Jun 2019

Feedback updated 29 Jan 2020

We asked

We reviewed the resident parking scheme in the Hanover and Elm Grove area (Zone S) at the end of 2018, after the scheme had been in place for over a year.

Residents in a small number of streets, known as the ‘top triangle,’ requested further consultation to find out if there’s enough support in the area to join Zone V.

Zone S is a light-touch scheme which is active Monday to Friday from 11am to midday and from 6pm to 7pm.

Zone V is a full scheme which is active Monday to Sunday from 9am to 8pm.

Top triangle streets include:

  • Arnold Street
  • Baxter Street
  • Carlyle Street
  • Cromwell Street
  • Lynton Street
  • part of Queens Park Road between Elm Grove and Carlyle Street

You said

We received 174 valid responses, which is 44.7% of the total households in the proposed scheme area.

Overall, 51.1% support joining Zone V, but after we looked at the results from each street separately, it’s clear that residents in Queens Park Road would prefer to stay in Zone S. 

If we remove the results from Queens Park Road, the support for joining Zone V increases to 54%.

We did

We included the proposed change from Zone S to Zone V for all streets except Queens Park Road in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). View the details of this TRO (TRO-31-2019).

No objections were received to the proposals so the committee agreed to make the changes. Zone S will become zone V in March 2020.

Find out more about parking zone V.

View the Environment, Transport and Sustainability committee report.


A parking consultation was held in August 2019 with residents in Arnold Street, Baxter Street, Carlyle Street, Cromwell Street, Lynton Street and part of Queens Park Road (between Elm Grove and Carlyle Street) to see whether they want to remain in Zone S or to join Zone V.