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What happens when there is no parking enforcement?

Some people think removing parking restrictions will boost the High Street. Katy Spain warns they should be careful what we wish for!

Katy Spain
07 July 2014
Katy Spain
Katy Spain


Back in August 2013 Eric Pickles accused local authorities of having an ‘Anti-car dogma’ and advocated that people should be able to park for 15 minutes on a yellow line to pop to the shops. Some might say that it is a populist move to win the hearts of voters at a time when things are not so rosy economically or politically.  

Local authorities are often blamed for running confusing parking regimes and contributing to the decline of the High Street, but I think it would be...

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