Martyn Raybould

Martyn Raybould

City home owners with drive space can soon make a whole new income!

  • Homeowners living near proposed Clean Air Zones (CAZ) could rent out their driveways as parking spaces, potentially making £1,000 per year or more if the position is relatively secure for higher value cars
  • Many parts of the UK could be affected by new clean air measures over the next few years, in particular city centres
  • Last year saw record number of property owners near London’s new ULEZ register their driveway with
Its summer, you decide to drive your highly collectible and valuable car to the city office for a change, but you dont want to park it in a multi story or unattended car park. Now you can choose a quiet street, private drive with gates and additional comfort for around £5 a day!

Homeowners living near proposed Clean Air Zones, where certain vehicles will pay a penalty charge to enter, are poised to potentially earn more than £1,000 per year by renting out their driveways as parking spaces for drivers looking to avoid the daily driving charge.

Indeed, some of the cities where Clean Air Zones and Zero Emission Zones will be introduced or are being considered, such as Birmingham, are in rented driveway parking hotspots, with many residents already earning £1,000 per year on average by renting out their empty driveways, many of which lie empty during the daytime, through

However, more than 60 local authorities have considered, or are considering, some form of new clean air measure, meaning that many parts of the UK could be affected over the next few years.

Harrison Woods, managing director of, said: “Rented driveway parking near Clean Air Zones, where cars will be affected, is a win-win situation.

“Homeowners could make an additional income and inner-city residents will breathe less harmful traffic fumes as more cars will be parked further away from the city or town centre, with commuters using public transport instead to continue their journeys.”

And only last year, property owners near the Ultra Low Emission Zone in London registered their driveways in record numbers shortly after the introduction of the environmentally friendly motoring scheme aimed at high polluting vehicles.

Meanwhile, Birmingham will have one of the first Clean Air Zones in 2020 and is high up for driveway earnings at £1,269 per year on average.

Other major cities where low emission zones are under discussion include Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Cambridge, all of which are cities where residents earned more than £1,000 per year on average by renting their driveways with

Harrison added: “Pre-booked parking, such as parking on a rented driveway, already has environmental benefits as it stops motorists circling around looking for an empty space, therefore reducing their vehicle emissions.”

For more information about, or to register your empty driveway for free, visit

Share this post