Public and private car parking spaces in the corporation

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Dear City of London Corporation,

I'm undertaking research into how people get to work in London and am asking if you could provide me with the numbers of on- and off-street public and private parking spaces located within the borders of the City of London that are available to motor vehicle drivers.

An approximate but realistic answer, or even an overall total, would be sufficient.

Yours faithfully,

Colm Devlin

COL-EB-InformationOfficer, City of London Corporation

Dear Mr Devlin,
The City of London (CoL) acknowledges receipt of your request for
information of 11 October 2017.
Public authorities are required to respond to requests within the
statutory timescale of 20 working days beginning from the first working
day after they receive a request. The Act does not always require public
authorities to disclose the information which they hold.
The FOIA applies to the CoL as a local authority, police authority and
port health authority. The CoL is the local and police authority for the
“Square Mile”, ie the historic City of London, and not for London as a
whole. Please see the following page containing a link to a map (Explore
the City), which shows the local authority area covered by the CoL:
The CoL does have some functions, including Port Health Authority
functions, which extend beyond the City boundary. For further information
please see: [2]
Yours sincerely,
Information Officer
Comptroller & City Solicitor’s Department
City of London
Tel: 020-7332 1209

DBE - Information, City of London Corporation

Dear Mr Devlin,
Following your request for information of 11 October 2017, and our
acknowledgement of the same date, the City of London (CoL) responds as
Please Note : the CoL has interpreted your request to wholly pertain to
publically accessible car parking provided either by the Local Authority
and/or a private parking company for members of the general public.
Our response does not relate to any parking provision supplied solely for
the use of employees/visitors/residents in any private building located
within the CoL area.
There are 667 on-street parking spaces in the CoL area.
There is one (1) resident only parking space.  
Please find the link to the CoL parking webpage which gives the number of
parking spaces for CoL operated public car parks.
Please Note : Billingsgate Market Car Park is NOT located within the
square mile of the City.
The webpage also provides details of other public car parking facilities
within the CoL area that are NOT operated by the CoL. The number of
available spaces at each of the non-CoL car parks may be available by
searching the appropriate company webpage. In accordance with section
1(1)(a) of the FOIA the CoL confirms that it does not hold this
information other than that it may be available via a webpage link
Please note that the CoL is the Local Authority for the "square mile"
only, i.e. the historic City of London, and not London as a whole, which
is covered by over 30 boroughs and the Westminster City Council. Please
see the following link to a map on the CoL website, which shows the area
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following page: [4], at the end of which
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Yours sincerely,
Performance & Standards Officer
Department of the Built Environment
Phone      020 7606 3030