Across Suffolk, we are in the process of transferring power to enforce on-street parking from the police to local authorities.
Ahead of taking on civil parking enforcement (CPE), the Department for Transport requires that enforcement authorities wishing to operate CPE need to provide evidence of our parking policies and strategies.
The East Suffolk Councils (Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils) have produced a completely new parking policy document called the draft East Suffolk Area Parking Plan (ESAPP). It has been drafted with the objective of setting out greater detail on the broad parking policy objectives that are set out in the Suffolk Parking Management Strategy and how these will be administered by East Suffolk. The draft of the Suffolk Parking Management Strategy can be viewed on the Suffolk County Council website.
It is based on the assumption that CPE powers will be granted to Suffolk and will be administered and operated by East Suffolk under an Agency Agreement and Service Level Agreement with the County Council.
Suffolk Public Sector Leaders continue to lobby the Secretary of State for Transport to grant a CPE implementation date of April 2019. To achieve this, the supporting documentation for the application should ideally be submitted by October 2018.
This would need to include a copy of the adopted East Suffolk Area Parking Plan and a statement on the review process undertaken.
The draft East Suffolk Area Parking Plan sets out our vision and approach to running parking once the Department for Transport has granted these powers for Suffolk.
We have prepared an online survey to enable you to provide feedback.
Alternatively you can email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note: the closing date for responses is noon on Friday, 17 August 2018.