Decision details

Off Street Car Parking Enforcement Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Off street car parking enforcement policy and associated decisions to enable the new arrangements with NSL to operate effectively.


(1)        That the good progress being made with the mobilisation of the Off Street Car Parking Enforcement Contract with NSL, due to commence on 1 April 2017, be noted;


(2)        That in order to comply with legislative and statutory requirements and enable successful operation of the Off Street enforcement contract the following be agreed:


            (a)        the use of Traffic Enforcement Centre (TEC) for debt registration;


            (b)        the use of Traffic Penalty Tribunal (TPT) for adjudication service in            respect of disputed Penalty Charge Notice (PCN);


            (c)        to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) for permission to access their database to obtain the registered keeper’s details for enforcement      purposes;


(d)        the appointment of enforcement agents, sometimes referred to as Bailiffs, for debt recovery in respect of Off Street operations;


(e)        that the current level of PCN at Band 2, £70 for higher more serious and £50 for lesser contraventions be retained;


(f)        that as much as possible cashless payments would be encouraged for       parking permits, season tickets, pay and display, PCN payments by the use of         pay by phone and online technology however the option to pay by cash and cheque would remain available;


(3)        That the attached document titled Civil Parking Enforcement Policy and Guidance on the Processing of Penalty Charge Notices within the District be approved;


(4)        That an annual report setting out the activities of the service be presented to Cabinet within six months of the end of each financial year;


(5)        That NSL had been acquired by Marstons and that this would have no impact on the contract, be noted;


(6)        That a Car Parking Partnership Board be established to provide supervision of the contract with its membership and terms of reference being determined by the Leader of the Council; and


(7)        That delegated authority be given to the Director of Neighbourhoods (and officers appointed by him) to consider representations and challenges to PCNs under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (and enabling statutory instruments) and to determine, in accordance with the published Enforcement Policy, whether to cancel any Notice or enforcement action and determine, based on evidence or grounds for doing, whether to cancel any Notice or enforcement action.

Report author: Qasim Durrani

Publication date: 16/03/2017

Date of decision: 09/03/2017

Decided at meeting: 09/03/2017 - Cabinet

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