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Easier travel for Blue Badge holders in Low Traffic Neighbourhood

If you are a Blue Badge holder we are making it easier for you to travel through our Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

Lewisham Blue Badge holders can apply for a vehicle exemption to drive through our Low Traffic Neighbourhoods Road Closures and Active Travel Modal Filters.

Low Traffic Neighbourhoods: 

  • Cambridge Drive
  • Kellerton Road junction with Manor Lane
  • Dermody Road
  • Ennersdale Road
  • Holme Lacey Lane junction with Manor Lane
  • Leahurst Road
  • Leyland Road
  • Manor Lane junction with Manor Lane Terrace
  • Manor Lane Terrace junction with Kellerton Road
  • Manor Park junction of Northbrook Road
  • Upwood Road
  • Woodyates Road (North of A205)

Active Travel Modal Filters

  • Bishopsthorpe Road junction Silverdale Road
  • Silverdale Road junction with Grace Path

Changes to applying for a Blue Badge LTN Exemption Permit

On 31 December 2023, we moved all permits to a central online system to ease customer experience and to help customers manage exemptions and permits.

To ensure all records are up to date and to protect people’s data, anyone who was on our exemption list needs to reapply for a free Blue Badge LTN exemption via our online permit system. New applications also need to be processed via the online permit system.

Lewisham Permits System Login Page

If you were previously registered with a Blue Badge LTN exemption permit and you have not applied on our central online system, please be advised that you will not be automatically registered for a Blue Badge LTN exemption and your vehicle may be liable for a Penalty Notice Charge if you travel through the restriction zones.

If you are a Blue Badge holder with a Blue Badge LTN exemption and believe you have been issued a PCN incorrectly, please follow the statutory process.

To apply for a Blue Badge holder vehicle exemption, you must:

  • be a Lewisham resident with a Blue Badge
  • have a Blue Badge issued by Lewisham Council

Only one vehicle can be registered per Blue Badge for this scheme.

Do not drive through the road closures unless you receive an email confirming that you have been approved for an exemption permit. If you do, you may get a parking ticket.

The Blue Badge LTN exemption permit only allows you to drive through the Low Traffic Neighbourhood and does not exempt you from other schemes, including the School Street Scheme.

This permit only permits you to drive through a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, you cannot park your vehicle.

Read more about the Lewisham and Lee Green Low Traffic Neighbourhood.

How to apply

To apply, visit Lewisham Permits System Login Page and upload the documents required below:

  • front and back of Blue Badge issued by Lewisham Council
  • Lewisham Council-issued Blue Badge number
  • proof of address - e.g. Council Tax statement; utility bill dated in last 3 months; signed tenancy agreement; solicitor’s letter confirming completion (new residents only)
  • V5 document as proof of vehicle ownership

We will check and approve your application. You will then receive written confirmation that your application has been successful. You are not exempt unless you have received written confirmation.

If you cannot access our permit system or need assistance applying, please contact the Lewisham Parking Permits team by calling 020 8787 5397 or emailing lewishamparkingpermits@nslservices.co.uk. You can also write to us at the following address:

Lewisham Parking Permits

NSL Services Ltd

Eros House 1a Brownhill Road,

Catford London,


Blue Badge holders living in London Borough of Lewisham and those living in the area bounded by the borough boundary, A20 and A205 in the Royal Borough of Greenwich may be entitled to a Blue Badge LTN exemption permit.

Please see Terms and Conditions for the Blue Badge LTN Exemption Permit.