Pavement Parking Prohibition

– in the Scottish Parliament on 1st September 2021.

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Photo of Pam Duncan-Glancy Pam Duncan-Glancy Labour

1. To ask the Scottish Government when it expects to implement the provisions on pavement parking prohibition in the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019. (S6O-00073)

Photo of Graeme Dey Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

Officials are continuing to consult local authorities to develop the secondary legislation and parking standards guidance and to consult the public on areas that are contained in the legislation. In addition, local authorities require about 12 months to undertake assessments to consider whether they wish to exempt, subject to the criteria, any areas of pavement from the prohibition. As such, the majority of the secondary legislation is likely to be in place by 2022.

Photo of Pam Duncan-Glancy Pam Duncan-Glancy Labour

It is now almost two years since the Transport (Scotland) Act 2019 received royal assent. What funding is the Government providing to aid the implementation of the provisions to ban pavement parking? What assessment has been done of any funding that it has provided to date?

Photo of Graeme Dey Graeme Dey Scottish National Party

As the member is aware, implementation of the parking elements was hindered by Covid and Brexit, but work is now well under way. An initial £1.6 million of funding for assessments has been distributed to councils alongside the draft chapters of the parking standards guidance document.