The Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Transport, aspire to enable residents and businesses to challenge local authorities’ parking policies through a new mechanism which is to be introduced as statutory guidance in the first instance. Local authorities are required under the Traffic Management Act 2004 to keep policies in relation to their road network under review, including provision of parking, charges and use of yellow lines, changes to which require public consultation.

The Departments have issued a Discussion Paper on their proposals to give a right to challenge parking policies. Our latest Briefing Note explains the need for the right to challenge, and also provides an indication of how current parking policies may affect development in different areas.

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