Those vehicles that pollute the least would see a reductions in fees.
The issue is one of many to be discussed at tomorrow’s Mayor and Cabinet meeting.
The move is expected to bring in £300,000 a year.
Another contentious issue will be parking fees for motorcycles – a mode of transport that helps alleviate congestion.
They state: “In addition, currently motorcycles do not pay to park in Lewisham. To align with these strategies, the introduction of motorcycle parking charges is proposed. These would also be emission-based, to harmonise with the charges for other motor vehicles and the Council’s aims to improve air quality.”
The amount to be raised through parking and permit fees are small – £40,000 per year from introducing motorcycle permits and £45,000 from emission-based short-stay parking charges – which will be weighed against people possibly turning to cars if they have to pay anyway.
The aim is to introduce emissions based short stay parking fees by October 2021, and delegate a report on motorcycle parking charges by November 2021 after consultation.
In recent months Lewisham council requested that substantial car parking remain beside Blackheath station. The station car park is not owned by the authority, but would be a prime candidate for sustainable public-transport oriented housing on part of the site.