Two consultations relating to the Parking (Code of Practice) now open

We welcome two consultations launched this week relating to the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019.

The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government is consulting on a Code Enforcement Framework, following the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019. In parallel, the British Standards Institution is consulting on a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) for the private parking sector, which will in effect create a single Code of Practice as described in the Act. These proposals relate to England, Wales, and Scotland. Please note both consultations are only open for six weeks and close on 12 October.

  1. British Standards Institution PAS Private parking specification – this covers the operation and management of parking facilities by private parking operators, including parking charges and the resolution of disputes between parties. It also covers the management of land that’s not available for public parking, on which private operators are applying parking restrictions and/or charges under contract law. We have worked closely with the BSI to help them draft this PAS. The PAS will in effect lead to it being an independent Code of Practice for private operators. This is just one part of the wider regulatory framework.

All the consultation responses will be reviewed by the Steering Group in September before passing to government ministers with the intention to publish the final version by the end of the year.

  1. MHCLG Code Enforcement Framework consulation – seeks views on how regulation of the private parking can be improved.

To find out more before submitting your views to the consultation please go to the Meeting Place to watch our webinar Parking (Code of Practice) Act - Consultation Briefing held on 3 September. Also look out for our guidance on submitting evidence, which we will be publishing shortly.