Pavement parking consultation announced


The Government is asking whether changes to existing pavement parking legislation are needed.

The Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps is proposing three 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.

Members of the public ae invited to submit their views during a consultation period.  Comments can be sent by email or letter, or posted on line.