Decision details

Civil Parking and Bus Lane Enforcement Policy

Decision status: Recommendations Approved



The report seeks approval of an updated Civil Parking and Bus Lane Enforcement Policy.

The policy provides updated information and guidance on:


·       national regulations and government guidance;

·       how enforcement is carried out for parking and bus lane contraventions;

·       service objectives for enforcement; and

·       the appeals process that motorists must follow to dispute a parking or bus lane ticket and a guide to our cancellation policies.


This is aimed at ensuring our policies:


·       reflect national regulations and guidance;

·       are transparent; and

·       are consistent.




RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Waste and Street Scene Policy Committee approves the updated Civil Parking and Bus Lane Enforcement Policy as amended and presented by officers at the meeting.




Reasons for Decision




The Department for Transport sets out that civil enforcement policies should be consistent, fair and effective. The existing policies need updating to reflect current regulations and enforcement options available to the local authority.


It is recommended that Members approve the policy in order for the updated recommendations to be implemented




Alternatives Considered and Rejected




Leave the observation period for restrictions where loading exemptions apply at 5 minutes but just reduce this to 3 minutes for yellow lines near schools. Initial patterns noted from observations carried out by CEOs suggest that most loading activity is spotted within the first few minutes. Applying 3 minutes generally is more consistent than doing so just at certain locations and would contribute to more efficient enforcement.


Publication date: 29/09/2023

Date of decision: 27/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 27/09/2023 - Waste & Street Scene Policy Committee

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