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Traffic and parking


The estate is in Southwark Council's Controlled Parking Zone D (CPZ D), which is bounded by Borough High Street/Newington Causeway, New Kent Road, Tower Bridge Road and Long Lane.

Residents’ parking permits allow holders to park anywhere in CPZ D. Permits can be purchased/renewed online on the council website or by telephoning 0800 138 9081 (free from UK landlines) or 0844 800 2736 (local rate) Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm (not bank holidays).

Congestion Charge

The Estate is located within the central London Congestion Charge zone. Certain vehicles are subject to the Congestion Charge if driven within the charging zone between 07:00 and 18:00, Monday to Friday. There is no charge at weekends, English public holidays, designated non-charging days (eg ,between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day) or between 18:00 and 07:00. For details on the charge (including maps) and to pay see the TFL Congestion Charge web page

Resident Discount: A 90% discount is available to those who reside inside the congestion charge zone, but you must register in order to receive it. Register for resident's discount at this link.

Traffic in Trinity Street

TNRA has campaigned for over 30 years to calm traffic through the estate, especially along Trinity Street. See here.

Wooden gates closing the street between the two squares were first installed in 2002. After episodes of damage, campaigning by TNRA and the award of grant from the council, these were replaced in 2008 with metal gates designed to match the railings in Trinity Church Square. In November 2009, the junction of Trinity Street and Great Dover Street by the Roebuck pub was closed permanently and landscaped. In February 2011, the gates were completed with matching central panels to deter motorcyclists from using the route down Trinity Street.

In 2015 Trinity Street became part of a Quietways cycle route and the central gap in the gate was widened. At TNRA's insistence, cameras were installed to record and fine motorcyclists who illegally drove through the gap.

See here for TNRA's opposition to Council proposal in October 2019 to ban the left turn into Harper Road from Borough High Street.


London's Cycle Hire Scheme started on Friday 30 July 2010. The nearest docking stations to the Estate are on Swan Street and Harper Road. See www.tfl.gov.uk for full details of the scheme.