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Enforcement policy

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This policy guidance has been prepared by the Civil Parking Enforcement Project Board for Derbyshire.

This board comprises of officers or representatives from Derbyshire County Council and the district councils of Bolsover, Derbyshire Dales, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire, and the borough councils of Amber Valley, Chesterfield, Erewash and High Peak.

The advice contained within this document is intended to both assist the public in understanding how parking is enforced in the county and also to support both council and contracted employees when undertaking civil parking enforcement and in particular when assessing representations/appeals.

Through the board, the document will be subject to rigorous and frequent reviews to ensure that it reflects current best practice nationally. This in turn will enable enforcement to be carried out consistently and clearly across the county.

It is stressed however, that it is only guidance; each case will be assessed fairly and reasonably on its merits and it is not appropriate to prescribe a response for every set of circumstances.

This local guidance is not intended to replace or replicate national guidance but to complement it. The national guidance referred to in the document is the Secretary of State's ‘Statutory Guidance to Local Authorities on the Civil Enforcement of Parking Contraventions’ (February 2008) and the associated ‘Parking Policy and Enforcement Operational Guidance to Local Authorities’ (March 2008). These are referred to as ‘National Guidance’ within the text.

If this document is printed or copied it must be treated as an uncontrolled version as it will only be correct at the date it was printed or copied.

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