Car Parking

Can I park on a Poplar HARCA Estate?

To park on a Poplar HARCA Estate your vehicle must be registered with Poplar HARCA.

What happens if my vehicle is not registered with Poplar HARCA and I park in a Poplar HARCA Bay?

You will be issued with a civil parking notice.

Your vehicle will be removed if it obstructs emergency access. This also applies to blue badge holders.

What are the charges?

If you’re issued with a PCN (Parking Charge Notice), a parking ticket fine of a £100 (or £60 if paid within 14 days) will apply.

What if someone else is parked in my bay?

This will take you to the page where you have 2 options to report;

Option 1 – is to report to a local warden team (takes up to 24 hours)

Option 2 – as above but with photo evidence (instant)

In default of that, call 0845 463 5050 to report.

Can my Visitors park on the estate?

There are visitors bay in all our estates. To park in them a valid Poplar HARA scratch card must be displayed.

Scratchcards are available from our head office, at 155 East India Dock Road or any one of our neighbourhood centres.

The price for each scratchcard is £5 or you can purchase a booklet of 10 scratchcards for £35.

For how long can I use a disabled bay?

Disabled parking bays are for Blue Badge holders and are provided at various locations throughout the area. This is a maximum of 3 hours, no return 12 hours policy.

Residents with severe disabilities may also be eligible to apply for a personalised parking bay near their home.

 Vehicles displaying Blue Badges can also park:

  • On single or double yellow lines (except where there is a ban on loading or unloading) for up to 3 hours. Clocks must be displayed.
  • Free of charge and without time limit where on-street pay & display parking facilities apply. The disabled badge must always be correctly displayed. 

What time does parking control operate?

Brownfield Estate: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Burdett Estate: 8am-4pm during the week and 8am-12noon on Friday. There is no enforcement on Saturdays, Sundays public holidays and Eid.

All other estates: 24 hours a day 7 days a week except public holidays and Eid.

Who is Eligible for a permit?

Poplar HARCA Tenants and resident leaseholders have priority for parking permits. Anyone can apply subject to availability.

I owe Poplar HARCA money – Can I still get a permit?

Applications from an address where Poplar HARCA is owed money will be refused. A license will be terminated if arrears or the other debts accrue subsequent to it being granted. 

How long is a permit Valid for?

We have now introduced dateless permits therefore these is no expiry date.

How do I apply for a parking bay?

Fill in the application form and you only need to provide one of the following:

  • Vehicle registration/ logbook
  • Hire or lease agreement,
  • Insurance certificate showing vehicle reg number
  • Copy of sales certificate from dealership showing owner’s name and vehicle reg number

To qualify for the lower permit charge the vehicle must be registered on the tenancy agreement, or leaseholder named on the lease and resident at the property.

How much does it cost?

Information about costs is in the Parking Permits Explained document in the Useful Links tab.

Ticket Appeals

Appeals about charge notices must be made in writing and submitted to:

Appeals Department
PO Box 3114
BN15 5BR

Poplar HARCA will not consider complaints about charge notices until this appeal process has been exhausted.

Important information about your parking bay 

Since 1 September 2016, UK Car Park Management Ltd have been responsible for enforcing all Poplar HARCA’s parking bays. 

The new service is paperless – this means you do not have to display a permit in your vehicle, but you will have to make sure Poplar HARCA has up-to-date vehicle details.

If these details are not correct, you must fill in the enclosed form and bring it to Poplar HARCA with all of the following, which must be original documents not copies:

  • proof of ownership of the vehicle (e.g. logbook, MOT & Insurance);
  • two separate and different proofs of address (e.g. Council Tax bill, bank statement, tenancy agreement, utility bill);
  • employer’s confirmation if a company car;
  • eligibility for a free bay (blue badge);
  • details for any other vehicle that uses the bay.

Contact information

General Enquiries: Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm call 0845 463 5050 or email

Out of Hours: Weekends/Weekdays after 5:30pm to 9am to ONLY request an alternative parking space if your bay is occupied, please call: 0208 817 5203

Permit Issues:

Parking Tickets: Any queries about a Parking Charge Notice that has been issued or appeals should be put into writing: PO BOX 3114, Lancing, BN15 5BR

Contact Poplar HARCA for:

-Parking Application

-Change of Vehicle

-Termination of Space

For more information read the document in the Useful Downloads tab. 


UK Car Park Management Ltd
3rd Floor, 207 Regent Street

0845 463 5050 weekdays 9-5.30

020 8817 5203 out of hours number (to request an alternative parking bay only*)

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