Issue details

West Sussex County Council Vehicle Removal Policy

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 type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2020

Decision due: August 2021 by Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Lead member: Councillor Joy Dennis

Contact: Miles Davy, Parking Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 26688.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.



District and Borough Councils

Sussex Police

Democratic Services Contact: Judith Shore Tel: 033 022 26052

Background3: A Prosperous Place


Background papers

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