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Bettypat | 13:18 Sun 14th Jun 2015 | Law
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A friend in a road not far from mine has had a letter from the Council to say that they are proposing to put yellow lines outside her property. If this happens will it mean that she will have to pay for a permit to park outside her house?

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Depends what Yellow Lines they put down. Some ban all parking.
13:21 Sun 14th Jun 2015

Depends what Yellow Lines they put down.
Some ban all parking.
did that up here and it means everyone has to shift cars before wardens come on at 8am..and have to keep away till after 6pm... the blighters wait on the pavement with their stop watches and pads in hand for the mad scramble of folk in their jammies !
Residential permit parking was introduced down my street last year, and the original proposal included a plan to put double yellow lines outside my property. I successfully appealed this decision, as it wasn't a case that it was to maintain access or for safety concerns (I live in the middle of a row of terraced housing and the only 3 properties that have a driveway are at the top and bottom of the road).
Maybe your friend should also try an appeal first, or at least clarify why they are making this decision.
no residential parking on double yellows cammy !
Precisely. The residential parking started at one end of the street, then the proposal was to put double yellow lines outside my property and the two adjacent to it, then recommence the residential parking again. The residential parking now extends down the whole side of the street, which makes a lot more sense to me.
If it is a proposal it may say within the letter whether any appeals are allowed, she should read the letter again carefully and contact the department for more information.
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Many thanks for your replies. I will be writing a letter to the Council for her. I think they are proposing to do this as there is a primary school nearby and they do have a lot of parking problems. Most of them live within walking distance so it seems unfair that the residents should have to pay.
seems wrong to have to pay to park outside your own front door !! thank goodness we have a drive !
Many people have yellow lines outside their house and cannot park there at all.
A residents only scheme may be introduced where residents have to pay for permits but it's not guaranteed that would happen.
If it is designated residential parking, then she will be charged (rates down our street are £25 for the first car, £40 for the second per year, and if you have a driveway, then you have no entitlement to request a permit). I live near a hospital, and staff and visitors were using the street for free parking. I had no great thoughts about it either way as I also work at the hospital so don't have to move my car during the day anyway, and it seemed a bit cheeky to say that my colleagues couldn't park on the same road I do.
I know of some parking schemes that charge £90 per car, per year
Ours was £35 a year. Not sure how much the visitors permit was though.
Bristol bases its charges on car emissions - so range from free to £72 for the same of road.
Just another council rip-off of those forced to pay for them. Even more ecstasy for them being able to make drivers lives more awful.

Unless you have your own drive you are parking on someone else's property, so why shouldn't you pay for it?

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