The common parts of the Estate (roads, verges, steps and pathways) are vested in the Estate Trustees and are privately maintained by the Committee. This is the legal basis for establishing regulations and for taking sanctions against vehicles that infringe our regulations.
The parking space on the Holly Lodge is for use by the authorised vehicles of residents, and their guests. The Estate has long had a policy of reducing unauthorised parking to a minimum, and there are 4 primary concerns expressed by residents:
- Vehicles parked on the estate by commuters during working hours
- Vehicles parked overnight
- Vehicles parked during busy weekends for access to the Heath
- Tradesmens’ vehicles.
At its discretion the Holly Lodge Estate Committee may grant the right to residents to park their vehicles, and those of their guests, on the estate’s roads.
Vehicles must display a valid badge at all times. Badges are valid subject to:
- Expiry Date (if any)
- Full payment of EMF (for plot-owners)
- Vehicle being fully licensed
- Vehicles being in constant use (SORN not recognised)
- Vehicles must be parked as close as reasonably possible to their property so as not to inconvenience other residents.
- Vehicles must not park on yellow or white lines or on hatched areas.
- Vehicles must not park in such a way as to obstruct others.
- Tradesman’s vehicles may only park Monday to Friday between 08:00 –18:00 and Saturday 09:00 – 13:00. No parking for tradesmen on Bank Holidays.
- No parking on the Hillway/Swain’s Lane entrance for more than 2 hours.
- Parking is at the absolute discretion of the Holly Lodge Estate Trustees.
Whilst you are waiting for your parking badge to be issued please display a note headed with “AWAITING BADGE” plus the following information:
- Your full Holly Lodge Estate address, number and road, and
- The date of application, and
- A contact telephone number in case of emergency
For both visitors’ and tradesmens’ vehicles the address being visited must have parking entitlements and must display a notice on the front windscreen at all times detailing:
- The full Holly Lodge Estate address, number and road, and
- date of visit, plus
- a contact telephone number in case of emergency (MET will not use this number. This is purely for the use of Estate staff.)
Visitor parking is short term only (2 weeks maximum). If you have visitors staying for longer than 2 weeks please contact the Estate Manager for a temporary permit.
If you wish to challenge or appeal a Parking Charge Notice, please contact MET Parking Services in writing by post or online as soon as possible using the above details.
MET Parking advise that their charges have terms as follows:
Parking Charge Notice issued to contravening vehicle: £100.00 reduced to £60.00 if paid within the first 14 days.
- 28 days after the Parking Charge Notice: A Notice to Keeper is sent stating the charge is now £100.00.
- 14 days after the Notice to Keeper letter: A Reminder letter is sent giving a further 14 days within which to pay the Parking Charge Notice at £100.
- 14 days after the Reminder letter: A Final Reminder letter is sent giving a further 14 days within which to pay the Parking Charge Notice at £100.
- 14 days after the Final Reminder letter: MET may instruct a Debt Collection Agency to collect any sums due with any consequential costs arising being added to the sum due.