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  1. We recently had a neighbour park over the edge of our driveway - they were asked to move their car but refused, we called the local council who sent a parking warden on a scooter. When he arrived he confirmed the car (shown in the photo) was over the drive BUT I thought over the edge begins at the stone that tapers down to meet the road (Point A) where as he said only the last 10cm of the car was over which is more like Point B in the photo. Which is correct? Also 3 days later a Police Man came to our door about the incident - no idea where they got our details from we weren't expecting them and they were 3 days too late but I did ask the Policeman the same question and he didn't seem to know either. it would be good to get a concrete answer and have that well known.
  2. Hi all, I'm wondering if you guys can help us out with advise. We have applied for a dropped kerb (also called vehicular access) for our house where the front garden has been paved as a drive way. When we applied we were under the impression that we would get the permit to create vehicular access based on the fact that 75% of our neighbors already have their kerb dropped. To our surprise, the Northamtonshire Highways have denied our dropped kerb citing new regulations that came into effect in 2014. We were told we could appeal, but that we probably lose this based on the new regulations. Is there a way that we can appeal based on the other dropped kerbs (in legal terms called a precedent) or do we just need to accept the fact that we won't get the kerb lowered? Thanks for any assistance.
  3. Morning All, I'm not sure if anyone can help but I thought I'd give it a shot. My girlfriend lives in a place called Whitton which is covered by Richmond Council and she was hoping to get a dropped kerb put outside of her property. The road has a number of outlined (with white paint) parking spaces along the road, however a number of people have paved over their front gardens and managed to get a dropped kerb for their driveway and there is not a parking space outside of their property - presumably it's been removed. When she bought her now home, the previous owners had paved over the garden and created a large driveway, both in length and width (approx 5.8m wide) however there is no dropped kerb, so they did not seem to get permission for one before doing the new driveway. She has applied for a dropped kerb but it was rejected because her driveway does not reach the requirement of being 7.2m wide and therefore the sightlines are not wide enough. Her neighbours (with a driveway and an approved dropped kerb) have the same width driveway as hers and managed to get a dropped kerb however we have no idea when these were approved by the council, at least over 2 years ago. The council seemed to outline that they were no longer doing dropped kerbs in her particular area of which we queried why she was allowed to apply in the first place when they saw the address! Does anyone know of any loophole, precedence etc that we could put forward as a reason for us to be allowed to have a dropped kerb? The initial response in terms of an appeal against the council would be that as her driveway is not wide enough it does not fit the requirements outlined by the council - however as the neighbours have the exact same width driveway, how can it be one rule of one and not for another? Any help would be appreciated with this. Thanks
  4. Could someone please advise if my assumption is correct. PCN received for code 02. The sign says no loading but the double yellow lines have only a single kerb blip which would indicate a timed loading restriction. If there is no loading at any time surely the kerb blips should be as Diagram 1020.1 and not 1019. I would be grateful if an expert could clarify this for me. Thanks for any help given
  5. Hi, some time ago we had notification that the housing association who own the house next door were going to remove the existing single dropped kerb between our properties and "give it to next door". I have downloaded a deed plan and property register of my property and the boundry puts the joint access on the housing associations side but the register states A: Property Register This register describes the land and estate comprised in the title. 1 (15.01.2001) The Freehold land shown edged with red on the plan of the above Title filed at the Registry and being (the propertY. 2 (15.01.2001) The Conveyance dated 4 January 2001 referred to in the Charges Register was made pursuant to Part V of the Housing Act 1985 and the land has the benefit of and is subject to such easements as are granted and reserved in the said Deed and the easements and rights specified in paragraph 2 of Schedule 6 of the said Act. 3 (15.01.2001) The Conveyance dated 4 January 2001 referred to above contains provisions as to light or air and boundary structures. Looking at he section of the act it seems to say that I am entitled to the same rights of use I had as when I was a tenant of the local authority. Would this include the dropped kirb and can it be taken away without application to the land registry to alter the deeds of my property.
  6. My issue I received by post two Notice to Owner letters dated 11/11/2014 in different envelopes. These letter refer to the same office '27 Parked in a special enforcement area adjacent to footway, cycle track or verge lowered to meet the level of the carriage way. Both have a unique PCN number on them for a notice I have never seen or been aware of, nor handed to me in person nor left on my vehicle for me to find. Both refer to a contravention date and time, one 8/10/2014 at 10.52 PN11112536 and the other 8/10/2014 at 12.26 PN110-9538A for the same location, a local authority local road. Both request a payment within 28 days of £130. I can also make representation by post on a number of grounds should I think they apply. In addition on the same date 8/10/2014 I found my vehicle was missing from the roadside outside my home address where I can usually see it from my kitchen window and that it apparently had been impounded by the council. After I made some enquiries I found out where my vehicle was, that I had a dropped kerb offence which I had not noticed before, so I complied and paid £200 (removal fee)+£65 (parking fine) =total of £265 on the following day 9/10/2014 (within 24 hours) to the car compound in order I could get my vehicle back and park again outside my home address. At the time of paying this 3rd PCN and towing fine I was given a photocopy of another (3rd) PCN PN11095390 again that I had not previously seen, again dating the same offence, same date as two above two PCNs but time 8/10/2014 12.28. Apparently then removed by the council on 8/10/2014 at 12.33 to their car compound. My questions are 1 Do I have any grounds to see representation for all three PCNs for this same offence, on the same date, on the same location, by the same council, where my vehicle had not been moved, until the council removed it at 8/10/2014 at 12.33. Note I have already filled in a representation form to Warrington in Cheshire for PN 11095390 that I was made aware of on 8/10/2014 at the car compound. 2 Is it normal for a council to issue Notice to Owners letters to car owners without serving a PCN to them, and is this legal in the case of the ' 27' offence, in my case in question, parked near to dropped kerb but some 1 1/2 feet away from it on the carriageway. 3 Should I seek representation on the grounds that 'The penalty charge exceeded the amount applicable in the circumstances. In this case I have already paid £65 for the PN11095390 for time 8/10/2014 12.28, so should I be also need to pay two more fines as well for PN11112526 for a time 8/10/2014 10.52 and PN1109538A for a time 8/10/2014 12.26.? On balance these fines seem very excessive and costly and I think all 3 PCNs, (none that were ever handed to me or ever left on my vehicle), belong to the same single incident and span only 34 minutes apart. Note I have already raised a formal complaint to the council 'Major' as an email titled ' excessive parking fines' with reference to -over eager traffic wardens, -a lack of parking spaces due to daily commuters taking up all the parking spaces so that residents can not park correctly, -the fact my car was in need of attention due to engine / starting problems, -the fact I was engaged at the time in a household 'leaking gas' national grid emergency repair and could not be called away immediately from my home, -a lack of residents only parking zone unlike adjacent areas nearby, -a question about the 3 minute rule being ignored judging by when my car was removed (12.33) on PN 10095390 (12.28) -No opportunity to pay at a reduced cost. - a question whether these computer generated NTO letters were not an error. (when I go into council site no photo graphs are available at all for the PN in question, so I wonder if there was every any evidence taken at the time by the traffic warden wandering my council estate?) The recipient being the Major for the area then notified me that the council were looking into my complaint. I also noticed the other day out of my kitchen window a owned council truck parked directly across the same dropped kerb outside my home. So I took two photos of it and sent them to the council worker who had replied to me, making the point How come Council worker can park across the same dropped kerb,- a sort of hypocrisy going on. Can I ask for some degree of leniency in this case, or do I simply have to pay up for the other two at a cost of £260? Any advice would be most welcome on where I legally stand and whether I have any ground for representation at all?.
  7. Hi I would like advice please. Received a PCN in November in Coventry, first one ever in 25 years of driving, never intended to park illegally, road is in city centre where they have been doing a lot of roadworks, no yellow lines or kerb markings of any kind down quite a stretch of the road after resurfacing, it's a fairly quiet side road with some university offices, student accommodation and a sports centre and some shops. So I parked there for an hour while I was at a lecture (I am a student). Came back to find a PCN, contravention (02) for parking or loading in a restricted street... which I didn't know was an offence if there were no double yellow lines or kerb markings..? There was a sign further down 'No Loading' but attached underneath two sheets of A4 paper with lots of small print, ok I didn't read it, who would. I honestly just went on the lack of lines would mean it was fine! Anyway my appeal was refused as they (the council) said 'There is no requirement for road markings on this road. There was a sign two metres away indicating the restriction in force' (that is the sign I mentioned with 2 pages of small print stuck underneath). I am genuinely considerate driving or when parking. Never had a fine/ticket in 25 years. Is there a requirement for road markings and/or kerb markings to back this sign up? Would I have grounds to appeal further as the signage was not clear (i.e. with the 2 pages of small print attached).?? Any help appreciated as I have now had a letter from a Baliff company about it. I have several photos I took of the whole scene including that of the sign. I would put them up here if there was a way to do it, is there? Thanks a lot.
  8. I have received a Parking ticket in the post for parking my car on thepavement (across the end of my driveway which is a dropped curb) outside myhouse. I have been parking like this for 11 years (since the house was built),as other neighbours regularly do. My road is residential close (dead end) that is only 4.4 metres wide. Ifa car is parked with all four wheels on the road, it is difficult for othervehicles to pass. For wider emergency vehicles or refuse collectors, it is notpossible. Do I have any grounds for appeal and is the Council right to do this? Thank you very much in anticipation of any help/advice offered.
  9. hi, i parked on wakefield street outside flats 92 - 96 in east london part of newham council. now the contravention says: Parked in a special enforcement area (which first of all it isn't as there are no parking restrictions or bays) adjacent to a footwa, cycle track or verge lowered to meet the level of carriageway. The kerb does not meet the carriageway in fact there is a good 4 - 5 inch difference between the kerb and road, also it is very unclear that it was a dropped kerb in the first place. I was parked out side the entrance gate of the block of flats which has no where to cross over to so even if it has a lowered kerb a pedestrian would not be able to safely cross over on to the other side of the road. there are aboyt 4 other flats on the same road further up and none of them have a dropped kerb to the entrances so this is the only one. i will upload a pic but i didn't think to move my car and then picture it but feel like i should go back with a ruler and photograph the difference in the kerb and road just to prove how un-noticable it is. any body have any ideas on how best to tackle this? all the other kerb drops on the same road meet the carriageway and i have pictured them too. now just to figure how to upload a picture! thank you and i look forward to your response i have 14 days in which to appeal otherwise i'll be paying the money grabbers £130!!!
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