Monday March 12th 2018
The proposed schedule to introduce decriminalised parking in Midlothian has been announced by the council.
The schedule would see penalty charge notices issued from 9 April, subject to the council receiving the powers required.
Midlothian Council’s application for decriminalised parking powers remains with the Scottish Government but it is anticipated that these will be granted within the next few weeks, ahead of the scheduled start date of enforcement.
Decriminalised parking, which makes parking offences a civil matter rather than a criminal one, will see the introduction of parking attendants to manage parking restrictions, for example, yellow lines, bus stops, disabled bays etc.
A publicity campaign will also promote the new parking system which aims to help reduce illegal parking in Midlothian, ensuring people can safely access important amenities such as schools, health centres and shops.
It is also hoped that by improving congestion through parking restrictions and enforcement, the new parking system will help play a role in regenerating Midlothian’s town centres.
The proposed schedule for the introduction of decriminalised parking in Midlothian is:
More information about the introduction of decriminalised parking in Midlothian can be found at www.midlothian.gov.uk/parkingTweet Share on Facebook