Third of a million motorists used POPLA since launch

The British Parking Association (BPA) welcomes the 7th Annual Report from POPLA (Parking on Private Land Appeals), which demonstrates how a truly independent appeals service can deliver for both the motorist and the parking operator.

Steve Clark, BPA Head of Business Operations welcomed POPLA’s annual report and said: "Since its introduction in 2012, POPLA has allowed free, independent redress for thousands of motorists who receive parking tickets on private land where they feel they have been treated unfairly. 

“The number of appeals registered at POPLA reflects increasing consumer confidence in using the service and we are delighted by its launch into Scotland and Northern Ireland, also providing motorists there the right to an independent appeal against any perceived unfair parking enforcement.”

The POPLA report provides a comprehensive account of the numbers of Parking Charge Notices (PCN) appealed as well as important clarification on some commonly contested topics, which everyone may find useful.

Nobody likes getting a parking ticket, but if it happens everyone deserves to be treated in a fair, professional and consistent manner. That’s why we are delighted that the new Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019 reiterates our calls for a standard setting body, single code of practice, and single independent appeals service.