Agenda item

Parking Consolidation Order 2019

Decision:

Resolved that

 

(a)      the making of an Elmbridge Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2019 to update the current Order to allow for operation of pay-on-exit barrier parking and paperless parking permits be agreed; and

 

(b)      the provision of a parking permit free of charge to holders of a valid Disabled Person’s Badge for use in the Council’s pay-on-exit car park(s), for the reasons as set out in Paragraph 6 of the report, be agreed.

Minutes:

(Link to Council Priorities: Quality Services)

 

The Portfolio Holder for Transport introduced the report and reminded Members that parking in the Council’s off-street car parks was regulated by the Elmbridge Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2014.  This Order set out the various provisions under which parking was managed in the car parks and the circumstances where a parking penalty could be issued.

 

The Cabinet noted that Regulations allowed the Council to make minor changes to the provisions in a Parking Order in specific circumstances which enabled an Order to be kept up-to-date without the requirement to make an entirely new Order.  The associated process included the revoking of the original Order and its replacement by an updated Consolidation Order.

 

The Portfolio Holder advised that given changes in parking technologies and systems requiring minor modifications to the Council’s Parking Order, it was proposed that a new Elmbridge Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2019 be agreed to allow for the following provisions in the current Elmbridge Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2014:

 

·         the use of barrier controls where payment was required on return to the car park immediately prior to leaving the car park;

 

·         the inclusion of virtual permits (paperless) in addition to the display of paper parking permits; and

 

·         other minor drafting changes that had no effect.

 

With regard to the provision that vehicles displaying a valid Disabled Person’s Badge were exempt from the requirement to purchase and display a parking ticket in pay and display car parks, the Portfolio Holder reported that where pay-on-exit parking was in effect, this provision would not apply.  Accordingly, it was proposed that to allow for disabled persons to similarly use the Council’s pay-on-exit car park(s) without payment, a free parking Permit would be made available to Badge Holders that would be registered to their usual vehicle.

 

Resolved that

 

(a)      the making of an Elmbridge Borough Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Consolidation Order 2019 to update the current Order to allow for operation of pay-on-exit barrier parking and paperless parking permits be agreed; and

 

(b)      the provision of a parking permit free of charge to holders of a valid Disabled Person’s Badge for use in the Council’s pay-on-exit car park(s), for the reasons as set out in Paragraph 6 of the report, be agreed.

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