Decision details

West Sussex County Council Vehicle Removals Framework HT04 (21/22)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

As part of the implementation of Civil Parking Enforcement (CPE), the County Council has previously requested from the Department for Transport the powers to remove, store and dispose of vehicles in contravention of parking restrictions and, although granted, it was agreed that the use of these powers would be subject to further approval from the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure.

 

With CPE now more established and generally accepted in West Sussex, it is considered that vehicle removal could be a more appropriate tool for vehicles parked in contravention. It is considered appropriate to enact those powers as well as seek DVLA approval to devolve powers to the County Council to take enforcement action against individuals with untaxed vehicles.

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport has:

 

  1. Approved the recommendation to enact the powers to remove, store and dispose of vehicles in contravention under one or more of the following circumstances:

·         Where the owner of that vehicle is classified as a persistent evader

·         Where fraudulent use of a Blue Badge has been established

·         Where fraudulent use of a permit or Pay & Display ticket has been established

·         Where a vehicle has been identified as unlicensed 

·         Where the vehicle is deemed to be causing a hazard or obstruction i.e. contravening a Traffic Regulation Order made under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984

 

  1. Authorised the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning to approve the  Vehicle Removals Framework and make further operational amendments if required, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport.

 

  1. Authorised the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning to seek DVLA approval to devolve its powers to deal with untaxed vehicles and if approved, to enact those powers at the earliest opportunity.

 

  1. Authorised the Director of Highways, Transport and Planning to move and relocate vehicles which are contravening a temporary Traffic Regulation Order and preventing essential highways engineering or maintenance works from being undertaken.

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Publication date: 26/08/2021

Date of decision: 26/08/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

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