Parking problems

Do you have a parking problem? women in a car

If you are a South Cambs tenant and have a parking problem or dispute, please see below some of the common parking related questions we get asked. 

If these don't answer your question then please contact your local Housing Services Officer. 

For more general information about the area please see our page on parking in our area.

We do not allocate parking spaces to individuals.

  • All parking is on a first-come first-served basis.
  • We do not allow parking on grassed areas or communal grassed areas, either within the curtilage of your property or on the verge outside. This causes damage to the grass.
  • You must park on a hard-standing surface, either a driveway or paved area intended for parking.

You and your visitors:

  • must only park vehicles on a 'hard-standing' on your property (a driveway or paved area intended for parking)
  • must not park any vehicle on any grassed area around your home or on any communal grass area
  • must have the Councils agreement in writing before parking any of the below vehicles on the garden, driveway, paved or grassed area around your home or on any communal parking areas:
    • lorries.
    • coaches.
    • HGV's.
    • commercial vehicles.
    • plant or vans over 25 cwt.
    • caravan or motor home.

In addition to these, you:

  • must not park anywhere that would obstruct emergency services.
  • must not do car repairs or park an illegal, un-roadworthy or un-taxed vehicle on the land around your home or on the road.
  • must not make a hard-standing or create vehicular access without the Council's written permission.
  • it is possible in some cases for a driveway and dropped kerb to be installed at a council property.
    • in order for this work to be completed your rent account must be clear of arrears.
    • you will need to write to your Housing Services Officer and request landlord's permission, showing the location and layout of the driveway/hard-standing.
    • We will then send you a schedule of conditions and a completion card.
    • You may also be required to obtain Planning Permission.
  • must not abandon any vehicle on Council property.

 

You must not park any of the below on the garden, driveway, paved or grassed area around your home or on any communal parking areas without the council's permission in writing:

  • Lorries
  • Coaches
  • HGVs
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Plants or vans over 25 cwt
  • Caravans or motor homes 
  • You and your visitors must not park anywhere that would obstruct access for emergency services.
  • You must not do car repairs or park an illegal, unroadworthy or untaxed vehicle on the land around your home or on the road.
  • You must not make a hard-standing (for example, drop the kerb) or create vehicular access without the Council's written permission.
  • It is possible in some cases for a driveway and dropped kerb to be installed at a council property.

In order for this work to be considered and completed you must not be in rent arrears.

To request landlord's permission, you will need to write to your Housing Services Officer, showing clearly the location and layout of the driveway/hard-standing that is requested.

We will then send you a schedule of conditions and a completion card.

 

  • You and your visitors must not park anywhere that would obstruct access for emergency services.
  • You must not do car repairs or park illegal, unroadworthy or untaxed vehicles on the land around your home or on the road.
  • You must not make a hard-standing (for example, drop the kerb) or create vehicular access without the council's written permission. In this case you may be required to obtain Planning Permission.
  • You must not abandon any vehicle on Council property.

Yes, subject to your rent account being clear from any rent arrears. 

You will need to write to your Housing Services Officer to request permission, showing the location and layout of the driveway or hard-standing area. 

The driveway or hard-standing area should be installed at the tenant's expense. 

We will then send you a schedule of conditions and a completion card.

Some previous Council tenants have purchased their home from us under the Right to Buy Scheme. A property previously owned by us is not normally sold with an allocated parking space, but they are given the right to park one vehicle in any available space.

In exceptional circumstances, we can allocate a parking space to a registered disabled driver. 

You would need to apply in writing to your Housing Services Officer, making a request.

We have garages available to rent, both to Council tenants and non-Council tenants.

Please note there is a waiting list for certain areas and when a council garage does becomes available, we will contact you.

No, parking spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

It is not permitted to obstruct any of these for sole purposes.

A parking dispute covers any debates / disagreements regarding parking of vehicles on Council land, such as:

  • cars
  • vans
  • caravans
  • horse boxes, etc

You should write to housing services with your concerns:

Housing Services
South Cambridgeshire District Council
South Cambridgeshire Hall
Cambourne Business Park
Cambourne 
Cambridge CB23 6EA

Please include:

  • your name
  • address
  • location of the dispute
  • details of any other party (if known)
  • log of events

The Housing Services team will reply within 14 days of receipt of your letter. They will investigate your complaint and inform you of the outcome. 

If you experience further problems, it is important to contact us immediately on 03450450051.

The Housing Services team will reply within 14 days of receipt of your letter. 

They will investigate your complaint and inform you of the outcome.

If you experience further problems it is important to contact us immediately.

For more information see your Tenancy Agreement.

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