depends on the original planning consent. Some places have a minimum of 2 or 3 hours free parking, others dont specify. If the latter applies then the bandits may set any limit they wish and this is normally done to make them money rather than manage parking space availability.
When sainsburys was built at Selhurst Park the planning allowed customer parking but the footy club also wanted the store to close in the aftrenoon on match days and as they were the landlord sainsburys complied. Now a frined of mine who lived (very)nearby insisted on proving a point over the planning issue as he was fed up with cars parked in local streets and took Sainsburys to task over this unauthorised change to car park use and won. the end result was he was photographed by them leaving the court and he was banned from every Sainsburys in the country!
look at the timeline in the poc carefully.
the a/c was defaulted 30th april
the A/C was not sold till 21st june, some 2mts later
I would suggest the £499 was refund of interest or charges or WHY from the OC, hence the different wording
to the phantom £1 payment some further 6mts later they claim by you.
the MBNA SAR will most probably clarify the 1st part and should be arriving well in time for your bundle exchange
at that time 2012 -14 were you ever aware of what questioning a debt was all about ?? or were involved in any other debt whereby you used a CCA request etc or were in any kind of debt management etc etc.. we don't have old thread history to guess your background.
get on to Lidl head office and the local press and lay it on with a trowel.
Ask the council if there are any conditions in the planning consent that palce limits on parking times- many have a minimum of 2 or 3 hiours free parking and that cannot be changed arbitarily by either Lidl or the parking co. If there are conditions make a big fuss and tell Lidl that you will be going after the closure of their store if they dont tell Athena to wind their neck in
See the case of Tandridge and Caterham branch of Morrisons which was a Somerfield. In short 3 hours free parking as a minimum, Morrisons chaged it by hiring parking cowboys who limited it to 1 hr when they took over the store and the council told them they would close the store for breach of planning consent if they didnt tell the parking co to do one. Parking co realised they would never make money like that so skulked off.