Scarborough disc zone parking scheme

Thursday, 22 December 2016

North Yorkshire County Council is to apply for a review of a decision by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal to allow an appeal against penalty charge notices issued under the Scarborough disc zone parking scheme.

On 7 December 2016, the Tribunal, an independent body to which drivers can appeal if they receive a penalty charge notice they believe should not be paid, allowed an appeal against five penalty charge notices relating to the Scarborough scheme.

Following the 7 December adjudication, the County Council maintains the view that the Scarborough scheme complies with the relevant legislation.

The County Council, jointly with Scarborough Borough Council, intends to make further representations to the adjudicator and to apply for a review of the decision.

County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Highways, said:

"The adjudicator’s role is not to rule on the legality of controlled parking zones and there is no binding system of precedent relating to the decision of an adjudicator. Individual decisions are at the discretion of the adjudicator dealing with a particular appeal on the facts relevant to the matter before them.

"For this reason, the County Council will not be offering refunds and has instructed Scarborough Borough Council to continue to enforce the restrictions on its behalf."

The parking scheme remains in force and enforcement operations continue as normal.

Any members of the public wishing to correspond about penalty charge notices issued under this scheme should email parking@scarborough.gov.uk or write to Parking Services, Scarborough Borough Council, Town Hall, St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, YO11 2HG.