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Parking: Regulation

Volume 458: debated on Monday 19 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what restrictions apply to the parking of (a) large vans and (b) caravans (i) in residential streets and (ii) on private driveways. (125560)

The only national restrictions that apply to the parking of large vans or caravans in residential streets are that caravan lamps must be fully lit and not obscured when caravans are parked at night.

Parking control is generally a local issue and local authorities may make a Traffic Regulation Order regulating, restricting or prohibiting the on-street parking of different classes of vehicle, including caravans.

Operators of goods vehicles weighing over 3.5 tonnes are required to have an operator’s license, the conditions of which may require vehicles to be kept off the road when not in use.

There are no national restrictions that apply to the parking of large vans or caravans on private driveways.