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Parking Penalty Charge Notices: Proposed Borough-Wide Banding

Meeting: 17/08/2020 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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This report sets out a proposal to move all of Brent’s Parking Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) to the higher band “A” level on a borough wide basis, which if approved would be subject to endorsement by London Councils, the Mayor for London and Secretary of State for Transport.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Consult parking account holders and residents, during autumn 2020, on moving all Brent parking Penalty Charge Notices to the higher Band ‘A’ penalty rates and note that if this proposal was implemented, the value of a Penalty Charge Notice would then no longer be determined by the location of the contravention within the borough.

 

(2)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment to consider the outcome of the consultation process and thereafter, apply to the Transport and Environment Committee of London Councils to seek approval to implement the proposed change to have a borough wide Band A level for penalty charge notices in the borough of Brent and support any subsequent application for approval to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Transport.

 

(3)     Subject to the consultation and approval process, delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment to give effect to the proposed banding changes for penalty change notices in the borough of Brent, including amending current traffic management orders.

Minutes:

Councillor Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for the Environment, introduced the report which proposed standardising all Penalty Charge Notices for highways in the borough to the ‘Band A’ category. The change sought to provide a more effective deterrent for parking infringements, which was evidenced by the rising number of contraventions in sections of the borough currently on ‘Band B’. Cabinet were informed that a consultation would take place in autumn with any decision to proceed needing to be ratified by London Councils’ Transport ad Environment Committee, the Mayor of London and the Department of Transport.

 

In outlining their support for the proposal Cabinet noted that neighbouring boroughs were also undertaking a similar process.

 

It was RESOLVED to:

 

(1)     Consult parking account holders and residents, during autumn 2020, on moving all Brent parking Penalty Charge Notices to the higher Band ‘A’ penalty rates and note that if this proposal was implemented, the value of a Penalty Charge Notice would then no longer be determined by the location of the contravention within the borough.

 

(2)     Delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment to consider the outcome of the consultation process and thereafter, apply to the Transport and Environment Committee of London Councils to seek approval to implement the proposed change to have a borough wide Band A level for penalty charge notices in the borough of Brent and support any subsequent application for approval to the Mayor of London and the Secretary of State for Transport.

 

(3)     Subject to the consultation and approval process, delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment to give effect to the proposed banding changes for penalty change notices in the borough of Brent, including amending current traffic management orders.