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Cabinet Decision: 13th December 2018
Title of Item/Report
Scrutiny Review of Parking on Grass Verges (Task and Finish)
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the findings and recommendations of a Scrutiny Review of Parking on Grass Verges carried out by a Task and Finish Group appointed by the Place Select Committee.


1. The flowchart (Appendix 1 of the report) setting out the steps to be followed when a service request in respect of verge parking is received be endorsed.

2. The Enforcement Service investigate the feasibility of introducing, where appropriate, the approach adopted by Middlesbrough Council where persistent offenders are sent letters asking them to refrain from verge parking and recouping the repair costs if the verge parking continues.

3. The use of Community Protection Notices, Public Space Protection Orders and Traffic Regulation Orders are in future considered as part of a range of measures to prevent verge parking.

4. Supplementary Planning Documents incorporate detailed guidance and standards on visitor parking for new housing developments.

5. Funding of the measures to address verge parking issues be considered in the context of the overall financial position, particularly noting that the Ward Member Community Participation Budgets are included in the Medium Term Financial Plan until 2019/20.

6. Publicity and awareness raising campaign be established highlighting the damage caused by verge parking and that Place Select Committee are consulted as part of the development of the campaign and all Members supplied with appropriate text and images/leaflets for them to raise awareness within their wards.
Reasons for the Decision
The report presents the findings of the scrutiny review that took place as part of the agreed work programme for 2017/18.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 21 December 2018.

Date of Publication: 17 December 2018

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