Parking problems and disputes

Parking problems and disputes


Do you have a parking problem?

If you are a Council 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 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 
  • you must park on hard-standing (a driveway or paved area intended for parking).

 

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 agreement in writing:

  • lorries
  • coaches
  • HGV's
  • commercial vehicles
  • plants or vans over 25 cwt
  • caravans or motor homes 

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

My neighbour is a previous council tenant who has purchased their house, under the Right to Buy Scheme, and he tells me off for parking outside his house!

A property previously owned by us, is not normally sold with a designated parking place.
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 tenants and private occupiers.

There is, however, a waiting list for certain areas. 

To find out more, visit our page on renting a council garage. 

 

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

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

 

You must 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 03450 450 051.


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

  • cars
  • vans
  • caravans
  • horse boxes, etc
  • You and your visitors must not park a vehicle anywhere on your property except on a 'hard-standing' (a driveway or paved area intended for parking)

  • you and your visitors must not park any vehicle on any grassed area around your home or on any communal grass area

  • you and your visitors must not park any of the below vehicles on the garden, driveway, paved or grassed area around your home or on any communal parking areas without the Council's agreement in writing:
        lorries
        coaches
        HGV's
        commercial vehicles
        plant or vans over 25 cwt
        caravan or motor home

  • you and your visitors must not park anywhere that would obstruct emergency services

  • you 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

  • you must not make a hard-standing or create a 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

  • you must not abandon any vehicle on Council property

 

You must write to Housing Services (address above) with your concerns.

Important information to include:

  • Your name
  • your address
  • location of dispute
  • details of 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.

For more information see your Tenancy Agreement.

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