The consultation for the new parking regulations has missed two major points of interest to the motorist.
1. Tickets no longer have to be on the vehicle
2. More extensive use of CCTV
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NEW PARKING REGULATIONS
THE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING CONTRAVENTIONS (ENGLAND) GENERAL REGULATIONS 2007 No. 3483
THE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL OF VEHICLES (AMENDMENT) (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2007 No. 3484
THE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS (WEARING OF UNIFORMS) (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2007 No. 3485
THE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING CONTRAVENTIONS (APPROVED DEVICES) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2007 No. 3486
THE CIVIL ENFORCEMENT OF PARKING CONTRAVENTIONS (GUIDELINES ON LEVELS OF CHARGES) (ENGLAND) ORDER 2007 No. 3487
2.1 These three sets of Regulations and two Orders (all of which apply only to England) have been made and laid by the Secretary of State for Transport. They should be read together with the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions (England) Representations and Appeals Regulations 2007 (S.I. 2007/3482) (“the Representations and Appeals Regulations”), which were subject to the affirmative procedure. This package of statutory instruments is designed to implement Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 in relation to the civil enforcement of parking controls by civil enforcement officers acting on behalf of local authorities, rather than under the criminal law by police officers or police traffic wardens.
2.2 The set of draft Regulations should be read as a whole, and with the Representation and Appeals Regulations. The draft Regulations set out procedures to improve national consistency by giving new powers to authorities outside London currently only held by those in London. The draft Regulations also set out new clamping procedures, camera enforcement, differential parking charges and certain increased discount periods.
Implementation and Delivery Plan
50. It is our intention that the affirmative Regulations will be laid before Parliament in mid 2007. Once these have been approved, all the negative resolution statutory instruments will be laid before Parliament.
51. Subject to Parliamentary scrutiny procedures, it is our intention that the Regulations will come into force in early 2008. This will allow an appropriate implementation period for enforcement authorities to prepare for the changes and adapt to the new requirements before the proposals take effect.
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THE ORIGINAL DISCUSSIONS AND CONCLUSIONS
This lists the proposals and the support by Councils and Various Motoring Organizations who were invited to make representations