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:
Improving the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process, under which local authorities can already prohibit pavement parking.
A legislative change to allow local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to enforce against 'unnecessary obstruction of the pavement'.
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.