Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) Consultation

Closed 18 Jan 2019

Opened 5 Nov 2018

Results updated 29 Jan 2020

The consultation feedback was presented to the council's cabinet along with a feasibility study in September 2019. It was decided that a detailed business case should be carried out which would set out the expected benefits and full terms and conditions of the WPL. Work on the business case commenced in January 2020 and is expected to be complete by the end of this year. Following further consultation, an application could be made to the Mayor of London to approve the scheme in spring 2021, with a view to commencement in summer 2021.


As part of our new transport strategy (Local Implementation Plan 3) and regeneration plans for the Great West Corridor, we are consulting on a proposal for the introduction of a Workplace Parking Levy (WPL) in the ‘Golden Mile’ area of the Great West Road in Brentford, broadly between Gillette Corner and Boston Manor Road as shown on the map below.

A WPL is a charge made by a local authority on employers who provide workplace parking for their employees. The revenue collected must be used to fund transport improvements in the local area providing economic and social benefits for existing employees and residents whilst facilitating more growth.  The council is considering a range of improvements to transport in the area, including:

  • A new train service between the existing train stations at Syon Lane and Brentford up to Old Oak Common (connecting to HS2) and onto Cricklewood known as the ‘West London Orbital’.
  • A new passenger train service connecting the Great Western Mainline and Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) linking Southall with Brentford through provision of a new station adjacent to West Cross Industrial Park.  This would also have the potential to extend to Brentford mainline at a later stage.
  • Improved bus services to and along the Great West Road, including a potential express service between Osterley and Gunnersbury stations.
  • Improved walking and cycling access, better public realm along the corridor.

The cost of all these improvements is substantial, potentially significantly over £100m.  There is limited public sector funding available for these improvements and that which there is generally takes the form of a loan which requires repaying.  Through WPL the council is looking to secure an ongoing revenue income to service that financing.

We welcome your views

Your comments are welcomed using the survey at the bottom of this page, please make use of the further information below, and if you need this information in an alternative format please contact us.

Personal information is required for analysis purposes only. In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations, your personal information will be kept confidential, and your consultation feedback will be retained for a maximum of three years.

Consultation feedback will be summarised and presented to the council’s cabinet for consideration in 2019.   If the decision is taken to proceed, then an application will be made to the Mayor of London, who must approve the scheme, with a view to starting the scheme from 2020/21.

Further information:

To see the map in more detail please click here.

Why your views matter

We're carrying out this consultation in order to hear your views on the proposals, and we welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans.

This is an opportunity for you to assess the council's proposals before indicating whether you support the WPL proposals. Before completing the survey, please refer to the information below.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this consultation.


  • Isleworth and Brentford