Parking related elements of the Deregulation Act came into effect in April 2015.
From 1 April 2015, the council only enforces parking restrictions by camera in the following instances:
This legislation applies to parking restrictions only, so does not apply to Moving Traffic Contraventions such as banned turns, box junctions etc which can still be enforced.
From 6 April 2015, the council has given a 10 minute grace period to vehicles parked in dedicated parking bays, where a period of permitted parking ends and controls then come into force.
The general idea of this is that if a vehicle is parked legally in a designated parking bay when it is initially parked, then a 10 minute grace period should be given before a parking ticket is issued after it becomes illegally parked.
The council has a 'common sense' approach to kerbside management through its innovative Traffic Marshals scheme.
The 10 minute grace period applies in parking bays in the following instances:
The 10 minute grace period does not apply in the following instances: