Highways and Planning Cabinet Member – Minutes – 23 February 2010

76 (20) PARKING ENFORCEMENT POLICY – The Service Director Highways and Planning submitted an urgent report seeking approval for the council’s Parking Enforcement Policy.

In July 2006, approval was given for proposals for the Decriminalisation of Parking Enforcement (CPE) in North Lincolnshire to be progressed.  The effect of CPE would be to make the council responsible for the enforcement of parking both on and off street, whereas at present the council only enforced its off street pay and display and pay on foot car parks. Under the proposals, the council would take over on street enforcement of non-endorsable parking offences from the police.

Preparations for the introduction of CPE powers in North Lincolnshire were substantially complete and the council had received confirmation from the Department for Transport that the council’s CPE powers would come into effect on 1 March 2010.  The report was urgent to enable implementation by the scheduled date.

One of the final processes to be completed was formal approval of the council’s Parking Enforcement Policy, which would provide information to the public and to the council’s enforcement officers about how CPE will work. A copy of the draft policy was appended to the report.

Resolved – That approval be given to the council’s Parking Enforcement Policy.