GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON WHETHER TO CHANGE EXISTING LEGISLATION REGARDING PAVEMENT PARKING – HAVE YOUR SAY

The Government has started a 3 month consultation on whether a change of existing pavement parking legislation should take place. Consultation will end on 22nd November 2020.

They are proposing 3 options:

  1. Improving the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process, under which local authorities can already prohibit pavement parking.
  2. A legislative change to allow local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to enforce against ‘unnecessary obstruction of the pavement’.
  3. A legislative change to introduce a London-style pavement parking prohibition throughout England.

I would urge you to take part in this consultation. The link to the consultation is below.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/managing-pavement-parking

The options that are being looked at are:

Option 1: to rely on improvements to the existing TRO system

Option 2: to allow local authorities with CPE powers to enforce against ‘Unnecessary obstruction of the pavement’

Option 3: a national pavement parking prohibition

What will happen next?

A summary of responses will be published within 3 months of the consultation closing. Paper copies are available on request.

If you have questions about this consultation contact Pavement.parking@dft.gov.uk

There are 3 ways to respond which are all explained in the document:

  • By Email direct with your comments in the email
  • By completion of an online form and emailing it
  • By going online