Monday 7 December 2015
Communities and Local Government
Parking restrictions in Scunthorpe
The petition of residents of Scunthorpe County Constituency,
Declares their objections to the parking restrictions which have recently been imposed by North Lincolnshire Council on Newland Drive, Scunthorpe.
The petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to request North Lincolnshire Council to review the new parking restrictions and the impact on local residents.
And the petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Nic Dakin, Official Report, 4 November 2015; Vol. 601, c. 1082.]
Observations from The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Marcus Jones): The Department is aware of the views of the residents of Scunthorpe in relation to the parking restrictions imposed on Newland Drive by North Lincolnshire Council.
Parking is ultimately the responsibility of local authorities, and it is up to them to decide the best approach for their areas. However, traffic regulation orders need to meet the best interests of road users, communities and businesses. Inappropriate and over-zealous parking rules make it unnecessarily harder for people to park responsibly and go about their everyday lives.
Government are aware that traffic regulation orders can appear not to factor in the opinions of local residents, which is why we published guidance on this issue in March 2014, entitled ‘Right to challenge parking policies’.