The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published a new Private Parking Code of Practice
The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has published a new Private Parking Code of Practice on GOV.UK.
This will apply to operators managing parking on private land, who’ll need to comply with the new code by the end of 2023.
The measures include, banning the use of misleading terms, including ‘fine’ or ‘penalty’, or making documents resemble a local authority penalty charge notice (PCN).
A fixed scale of charges depending on the parking infringement of £50, £70 or £100 in England (outside London) and Wales, or £80 or £130 in London will be introduced.
In response to widespread concerns about the poor practice and behaviour of some parking operators, the government supported the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019, which was introduced by Sir Greg Knight MP. It requires the creation of a Code of Practice containing guidance about the operation and management of private parking facilities.
A draft of the Code of Practice was laid before Parliament on 7 February 2022. Both Houses of Parliament have 40 days from this date during which they may resolve not to approve the Code. A copy of the draft Code laid before Parliament is attached, along with an explanatory document that sets out the changes the Code will bring in and the impact that these changes will have.