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This report presents the feedback received during the consultation period, an analysis of the responses and the government’s position following the consultation.
We invite your views on current local authority parking strategies and on options we are considering to change the balance of how parking is enforced with the aim of ensuring that parking strategies complement and enhance the attractiveness of our high streets and town centres. The significant elements of local authority parking policy for amendment include:
- how to limit the use of CCTV for on–street parking enforcement in some or all circumstances
- whether local communities and businesses should be given the right to require authorities to review aspects of their parking strategies including the level of parking charges, whether parking should be free for a time, and whether double yellow lines are appropriate and necessary at particular locations
- whether there should be a statutory requirement for local authorities to allow a ‘grace period’ where a driver has over-stayed in a paid for parking place for a short period before issuing a parking ticket
- updating parking enforcement guidance to emphasise a less heavy-handed approach to parking enforcement and that parking charges and fines should not be used to subsidise other areas of local government spending