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Consultation explores Scottish ULEV parking incentives

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on parking including on support for parking incentives for ULEV drivers and on the impact of pavement parking and parking enforcement.


The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on parking incentives for ULEVs.

Open until midnight on 30 June 2017, the consultation is being carried out ahead of the development of new policies which are expected to form part of a Transport Bill in this session of Parliament.

The consultation calls for opinions on local authority trials and introductions of parking incentives for ULEVs, such as discounted, free or preferential parking. It also explores pavement parking and considers whether changes need to be made to parking enforcement and whether local authorities should be able use CCTV and/or Automatic Number Plate Recognition systems for enforcement of parking in areas such as around schools and even to scrutinise moving vehicle contraventions such as banned turns.

The consultation also asks whether controls on parking are likely to increase or reduce the costs and impact on businesses in town centres.

Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said: “We know that people are concerned about irresponsible parking and the misuse of disabled spaces and this is their opportunity to have their say on how we can address these problems.

“The Scottish Government is also keen to explore if parking rules can help support wider policy aims and views are being sought on whether more can be done to encourage the use of ultra-low emission vehicles.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.