Pavement parking consultation launched


The Government is considering changes to legislation on pavement parking, and is inviting comments from the public and local authorities.

The consultation period opened on 15 September and closes on 22 November.

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.