On 07/10/2016 I parked in the Bradford Forster Square carpark, lost track of time, and overstayed by 37 minutes.
On 17/10/16 I received a Parking Charge Notice for £85, payment to be made within 28 days of issue (of notice); discounted to £50 if I pay within 14 days.
They have stated the Date Issued as 13/10/2016 in the reference section and 10/11/2016 in the big black box, but that is probably irrelevant.
I have entries on my bank statement to prove I went to Costa there,
I actually spent all morning there catching up with an old friend,
but the entries are dated 08/10/16.
I guess their payments don't show up automatically.
I have emailed Costa for help, they replied immediately saying they have no influence.
I also emailed the land owner, British Land but have had no response yet.
I have read quite a lot about parking charges in the last few days, mostly about Beavis...
I remember reading on one thread on this forum that the company placing the parking restriction signs must have planning permission.
I have checked Bradford's planning portal and cannot find an application for PP for parking restriction signs at Forster Square.
I then telephoned Bradford's planning dept and was told that the signs were probably small enough not to require PP.
I told him the signs are 0.9m x 0.7m, to which he suggested that I email the enforcement team.
I have done this and included the measurements and a photo of a sign.
I know the enforcement team are thin on the ground and I think it unlikely that they'll carry out an investigation in a time scale that will be of help to me.
What I would like to know from the kind people on this forum is, do I have a case for no contract because of a lack of PP for the signs?
I have read The Town & Country Planning (Control of Advertisements) Regs and I think I have a case, but I'm not a lawyer
! I hope to use this in ParkingEye's appeals process.
If I am unsuccessful I will probably pay up as I do not want to pay the full charge, which I'll have to pay if I go over 14 days.