Proposed parking management schemes in Three Rivers District

New requests for parking controls

If you would like to request new parking controls such as permit bays and yellow lines to promote parking for local residents and businesses, please contact the District Council in writing or email to explain the problem and make a request. You will need to provide your name and address to validate your request.

You can find more details on new parking controls that the District Council can introduce (including Controlled Parking Zones) on our parking schemes information page.

View current statutory notices of proposed or new traffic orders.

Find details of parking improvement schemes that we have recently introduced.

Public consultation on proposed parking schemes

Three Rivers District Council is currently developing proposals for new parking control schemes in these areas:

Rickmansworth West area-wide review (16-2)

Permit parking proposals for local employees in Rickmansworth and Chorleywood (17-5)

Croxley Green area-wide review (15-4)

Parsonage Close, Abbots Langley (16-1-3)

Various minor parking improvements (16-1)

High Elms Lane, Garston - Proposed Parking and Access Improvements (14-5)


Rickmansworth West area-wide review

A second consultation took place in July 2019, seeking the views of local residents and businesses, as well as the general public, on proposed plans to introduce a new permit parking scheme in western Rickmansworth and part of Mill End. This will show where there is strong support for a permit parking scheme and the hours it should operate.

The area where the new parking scheme is proposed includes the streets where respondents to a previous consultation confirmed that there was a parking problem and indicated that they would support new parking controls of some kind. The proposed scheme area (highlighted in blue) and list of streets can be seen below:

Rickmansworth West Stage 2 Constultation Boundary 

  • Berry Lane
  • Church Lane
  • Clarkfield
  • Dellwood
  • Elm Way
  • Field Way
  • Highfield Way
  • Mead Place
  • Mount View
  • Park Way
  • Shepherds Way
  • St Peters Close
  • The Close
  • The Highlands
  • Uxbridge Road
  • West Way

You can view the proposed indicative plans here.

You can view paper copies of plans at the following plan deposit location:

Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL (8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4:30pm Fridays)

Exhibitions of the plans (with the opportunity to ask questions) were held in July.

What is proposed and how would it work?

The proposal would be expected to improve parking in the area by prioritising on-street parking for local people by restricting parking to vehicles displaying a permit. This would promote easier, safer parking for residents, local employees, shoppers and visitors.

It would improve the local environment for everyone, including for people who do not drive but who are affected by parking, for example where it obstructs footways or blocks sightlines making it harder to cross the road.

As you will see on the proposed plan, every road in the scheme area would be subject to parking controls during the same hours. This means that anyone needing to park at that time would need a permit, or to pay-and-display. Permits would be available to people at local residential addresses and a variety of other permits would allow other people who need to park locally.

You can find ot what a Permit Parking Zone looks like on our New Parking Schemes information page and find more details of how permit parking works to make parking easier for local people here Permit Parking Measures - Frequent Questions.

Permit parking proposals for local employees in Rickmansworth and Chorleywood

The District Council asked for views on the possible introduction of a new type of parking permit, available to people who are employed at addresses within existing Permit Parking Zones.

The proposal would make a limited number of permits available to be used in specific streets or parking places, where we have found that there are parking bays that are not needed during the day. The proposal includes the following streets:


  • Cedars Avenue
  • Meadow Way
  • Money Hill Road
  • Nightingale Road
  • Norfolk Road
  • Raven Close
  • Skidmore Way
  • Talbot Road
  • Townfield


  • Beechwood Avenue
  • Berks Hill
  • Blacketts Wood Drive
  • Brushwood Drive
  • Carpenters Wood Drive
  • North Road
  • South Road
  • Station Approach
  • Whitelands Avenue

This capacity has been evidenced from a study including permit data, local surveys and testing of parking pressures in local roads. You can see the results of the study here: Options report

This consultation is intended to seek the views of local people to inform a final more detailed proposal, that may not include every street listed above. 

A detailed proposal has not yet been developed and would have to be formally agreed, before any future formal public consultation takes place, as required by law.

Croxley Green Area-wide Review

The District Council has carried out a series of consultation exercises over the last two years to discover  the views of local residents, businesses and the public, in order to produce a new parking scheme solving numerous current problems in parts of Croxley Green.

This proposal could introduce a Permit Parking Zone that operates for one hour during the day (exact time to be determined) in the streets listed below, along with some minor changes to existing restrictions.

This will help people who live or work locally to find parking spaces more easily, by making it unlawful for people who do not have a permit to park in local roads during the Zone hour (preventing all-day parking by non-residents, for example).

  • Watford Road (part)
  • Gonville Road
  • The Crescent
  • Frankland Road (part)
  • Hazelwood Road
  • New Road
  • Dorrofield Close
  • Beechcroft Avenue
  • Dickinson Avenue
  • Nuttfield Close

This scheme is proposed in response to requests we received from the public and was developed using feedback from the two informal stages of consultation carried out during 2017 and 2018.

The draft detailed design plans for the proposed parking scheme have now been published. You can view the proposed detailed plans online here or at the deposit locations listed below.

Plan deposit locations

Copies of the plans are also available for viewing in paper format at:

  • Croxley Green Library, Barton Way, Croxley Green, WD3 3HB (for opening hours see
  • Croxley Green Parish Council Offices, Community Way, Croxley Green, WD3 3SU (Monday to Thursday: 10:00am to 3:00pm, Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pm); or
  • Three Rivers District Council, Three Rivers House, Northway, Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 1RL (8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Thursday, 8.30am to 4:30pm Fridays).

Scheme details

Permits would be available in a similar way to the existing Parking Zone in Winton Drive (expected 2 permits per household) with special permits for residents' visitors and other people like carers and Health visitors.

Permits would only be required to park in parking bays during the hour when the Zone operates; parking outside of that time would not be controlled. For further details of the implications of parking permit schemes, please view our Permit Scheme Q&A sheet or visit our New Parking Schemes information page.

Frankland Road (eastern end)

We are seeking the views of people at addresses in the proposed permit parking area in Frankland Road. Please complete the short survey form below by 30 January 2020.
The decision following this exercise will be published here, on the District Council website shortly after.

 Parking survey: Frankland Road

Next steps

Any final proposal, which will be amended as a result of feedback we receive, will be presented to the relevant decision-making body and any agreed scheme would then be advertised as a Traffic Order. This will enable further formal comment from the public and will be advertised by notices placed on-street and in local newspapers.

How has this scheme developed?

The first consultation in 2017 included every road in the village and showed that people in a number of roads in the village felt there was a parking problem and wanted new parking restrictions to address this.

A preliminary design proposing a permit parking zone was publicised in 2018 and a further survey attracted many useful comments and views about local parking conditions, as well as confirming the level of public support. The results of the earlier consultation can be seen here, at Item 6 of the relevant committee meeting.

Following a committee meeting to determine which streets would be included, the outcomes of this survey led to publication of a draft detailed design in July 2019. This once again generated many public comments and suggestions that have been fed into the design process, to produce a locally-informed solution to current parking problems.

This revised scheme will be published again in the next few weeks, following the receipt of many comments and some petitions when it was last published last Summer. This design will then be used to create a Traffic Order which we expect to be implemented this year.

Parsonage Close proposed parking scheme, Abbots Langley

The District Council carried out surveys seeking views on a proposed design to address current parking problems in Parsonage Close and the eastern part of Abbots Road in the Spring of 2018.

The relevant committee has now determined that no further scheme will be progressed in Parsonage Close and Abbots Road, except for:

  • Double yellow lines around the junction of Abbots Road (NE-SW arm) with Abbots Road (NW-SE arm) to a distance of ten metres in each direction (around two car-lengths) to protect visibility for people walking, cycling or driving around this junction;
  • Proposed double yellow lines in the Parsonage Close garage site and its access road, including the turning head at the western end of this road, to prohibit dangerous and obstructive parking and to make it easier and safer for drivers to turn around at the end of the road by keeping the turning head clear of parked vehicles.

You can view the proposed plan here,

Various minor parking improvements

The District Council has made the Traffic Orders that were proposed following surveys, to address current parking problems in roads around the District. You can view the statutory notices of making of the Orders here, which affects streets including:

  • Arundel Road, Leavesden
  • Garden Road and Breakspeare Road, Abbots Langley
  • The Crescent, Abbots Langley
  • Roman Gardens, Kings Langley
  • Abbots Road, Abbots Langley
  • Gallows Hill and Gallows Hill Lane, Abbots Langley
  • Water Lane, Kings Langley
  • Heronsgate Road, Chorleywood
  • Silk Mill Road, Oxhey
  • Bucknalls Lane, Garston

You can view the plans as a separate document here: Order Plans (pdf).

If you would like more information, please contact the District Council in writing or email

High Elms Lane, Garston - Proposed Parking and Access Improvements

The District Council has proposed a new parking control scheme on this busy road, where competing demands for parking and access to the large schools and other facilities have led to complex parking and loading problems.

The proposal, which can be viewed here, is intended to keep this road clear of parked vehicles, to provide as much safe and useful parking as possible and to make it easy for drivers to drop off and collect students from the schools (as well as providing short-stay parking during the day for visitors to the schools and Crematorium).

The current proposal would involve some physical reconstruction of the road to provide a small amount of all-day parking (11 bays), with 74 bays limited to 20 minutes waiting (before 9am and after 3pm). Between 9am and 3pm, 66 of these bays will be available for short-stay parking (up to 90 minutes) aimed at users of the Crematorium. There are currently only 44 bays where parking is safe and does not cause obstruction.

The District Council is currently considering the comments received during the recent consultation.

If you have any queries or other comments, please email stating the scheme reference number above.

What happens next?

All comments received will now be reviewed and taken into account prior to any decision on changes to the current parking arrangements. Any changes are contingent on approval from the local Highway Authority and are not expected to be introduced until at least 2020-21. All decisions on proposed parking schemes are taken by the District Council.