New parking charges coming into effect across the borough from Monday 17 September will preserve free one-hour parking bays in 11 local and district centres.
The new scheme, which is designed to ensure spaces are available where they are needed and maintain a fair tariff across the borough, will also keep the current cost for first resident parking permits unchanged.
The scheme will be introduced over six weeks as signage across the borough is updated.
One hour free-parking bays in South Norwood, Thornton Heath, Purley, Coulsdon, Beulah Hill, Cherry Orchard Road, Lower Addiscombe Road, Addiscombe, Brighton Road (South Croydon), Selsdon and Old Lodge Lane (Purley) will remain.
A property’s first resident parking permit will still cost £80 with a second permit costing £126.
On-street parking charges in the Croydon CPZ, excluding the free spaces in Lower Addiscombe Road, Cherry Orchard Road and London Road between Sumner Road and Broad Green Avenue would go up by 10p for every half hour.
On-street parking in the district CPZs will increase by the same rate and off-street parking across the borough would cost 10p per hour more.
These changes would help ensure empty parking bays are available for drivers when they are needed while also applying a fair fee across the borough.
Any surplus in parking revenue accounts fund the borough’s contribution towards Freedom Passes. The Freedom Pass provides free travel for older and disabled Londoners on almost all public transport in London.
“We know how much the community values the one-hour free parking bays and so we are preserving them to help support the local economy.
“We are keeping the cost of visitor and business permits low while making some changes to keep fair charges across the borough.”
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration