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The Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Denbighshire) Order 2004

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Article 5

SCHEDULE 1MODIFICATIONS OF PROVISIONS OF PART II OF THE ROAD TRAFFIC ACT 1991 APPLIED IN RELATION TO THE PARKING AREA

1.  (1)  Section 66 is modified as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) the words “in a designated parking place” are omitted.

(3) Subsection (2) is omitted.

(4) In subsection (3)—

(a)in paragraph (d) for the words “the specified proportion” there is substituted “one half”; and

(b)in paragraph (e) for the words “the London authority” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(5) Subsection (4) is omitted.

(6) In subsection (5) for paragraph (b) there is substituted—

(b)the parking authority..

2.  (1)  Section 69 is modified as follows.

(2) For subsection (1) there is substituted—

(1) Where, in the case of a stationary vehicle, a parking attendant has reason to believe that it has been allowed to remain at rest in any of the circumstances in which a penalty charge is payable, the parking attendant or another person acting under the direction of the parking attendant may fix an immobilisation device to the vehicle..

(3) For subsection (8) there is substituted—

(8) In this section “relevant authority” means the parking authority..

3.  (1)  Section 71 is modified as follows.

(2) In subsection (1) for the words “a London authority” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(3) For subsection (4) there is substituted—

(4) The grounds are—

(a)that there were no reasonable grounds for the parking attendant concerned to believe that the vehicle had been permitted to remain at rest in the parking area in circumstances in which a penalty charge was payable;

(b)that the vehicle had been permitted to remain at rest in the place where it was by a person who was in control of the vehicle without the consent of the owner;

(c)that the place where the vehicle was at rest was not in the parking area;

(d)in a case within subsection (1)(d) above, that, by virtue of an exemption given by section 70 of this Act, section 69 did not apply to the vehicle at the time in question; or

(e)that the penalty or other charge in question exceeded the amount applicable in the circumstances of the case..

4.  (1)  Section 73 is modified as follows.

(2) For subsections (1) to (3) there is substituted—

(1) The functions conferred on the parking authority by this section must be discharged by it through a joint committee (“the Joint Committee”) which has been set up in pursuance of arrangements entered into under section 101(5) of the Local Government Act 1972(1) and of which the parking authority and at least two other local authorities are constituent authorities.

(2) In subsection (1) “local authorities” means authorities which are county or county borough councils in Wales or county or district councils in England in whose areas permitted parking areas or special parking areas have been designated under Schedule 3 to this Act.

(3) The parking authority must—

(a)with the consent of the Lord Chancellor appoint persons to act as parking adjudicators for the purposes of this Part of this Act in relation to the parking area;

(b)provide or secure the provision of accommodation and administrative staff for parking adjudicators so appointed; and

(c)determine the places at which such parking adjudicators are to sit..

(3) In subsection (5) for the words “the appointing authorities” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(4) Subsections (8) to (10) are omitted.

(5) In subsection (11) for the words “The Secretary of State” there is substituted “The National Assembly for Wales”.

(6) After subsection (12) the following subsection is inserted—

(12A) The Road Traffic (Parking Adjudicators) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 have effect as if made by the National Assembly for Wales and apply to the parking area as they apply to the areas designated by the Orders listed in the Schedule to those Regulations..

(7) In subsection (18) for the words “the Secretary of State” there is substituted “the National Assembly for Wales”.

5.  For section 74 there is substituted the following—

74.  (1)  It is the duty of the parking authority to set the levels of additional parking charges to apply in the parking area.

(2) Different levels may be set for different parts of the parking area.

(3) In assessing the levels of additional parking charges to be set by the parking authority under this section the parking authority must have regard to the guidance given by the National Assembly for Wales whether such guidance is given specifically to the parking authority or to local authorities in Wales generally.

(4) Guidance given by the National Assembly for Wales under subsection (3) above may be varied at any time by the National Assembly for Wales.

(5) The parking authority must publish, in such manner as the National Assembly for Wales determines, the levels of additional parking charges which have been set under this section.

(6) In this section “additional parking charges” means penalty charges, charges made by the parking authority for the removal, storage and disposal of vehicles and charges for the release of vehicles from immobilisation devices fixed under section 69 of this Act..

6.  (1)  Section 78 is modified as follows.

(2) After subsection (7) the following subsection is inserted—

(8) Any order made under subsection (2), and any regulations made under subsection (4), of this section apply with necessary modifications, including in particular the substitution for references to a London authority of references to the parking authority, in relation to the recovery of Part II debts payable in relation to the parking area..

7.  (1)  Section 82 is modified as follows.

(2) For subsection (1) there is substituted—

(1) In this section and sections 66, 69 to 74, 78 and 79 of, and Schedule 6 to, this Act—

“immobilisation device” has the same meaning as in section 104(9) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

“the Joint Committee” has the meaning given by section 73(1) of this Act;

“the parking area” means the area designated as a permitted parking area and as a special parking area by the Road Traffic (Permitted Parking Area and Special Parking Area) (County of Denbighshire) Order 2004(2);

“parking attendant” has the same meaning as in section 63A of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

“parking authority” means the Council of the County of Denbighshire;

“penalty charge” means a penalty charge which is payable by virtue of paragraph 3(1) and (2) of Schedule 3 to this Act;

“prescribe” and “prescribed” mean prescribe or, as the case may be, prescribed, by regulations made by the National Assembly for Wales; and

“vehicle hiring agreement” and “vehicle hire firm” have the same meanings as in section 66 of the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988(3) (hired vehicles)..

(3) Subsections (1A), (1B) and (1C) are omitted.

(4) In subsection (5) for the words “the London authority concerned” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(5) In subsection (6) the words “on a Minister of the Crown” are omitted.

(6) In subsection (7) the words “by the Lord Chancellor” are inserted after the words “Any statutory instrument made”.

8.  (1)  Schedule 6 is modified as follows.

(2) In paragraph 1(1) for the words “the London authority concerned” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(3) In paragraph 1(3) for the words “The Secretary of State” there is substituted “The National Assembly for Wales”.

(4) In paragraph 2—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for the words “the London authority who served the notice on him” there is substituted “the parking authority”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2) for the words from “in such form as” to the end of the sub-paragraph there is substituted “in writing”;

(c)in sub-paragraph (3) for the words “The authority” there is substituted “The parking authority”;

(d)in sub-paragraph (4)(c) for the words “the parking place” there is substituted “the place where it was”.

(e)in sub-paragraph (7) for the words “an authority to whom representations are duly made” there is substituted “the parking authority when representations are duly made to it”.

(5) In paragraph 3 for the words “the London authority concerned” in both places where they occur there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(6) In paragraph 4 for the words “the London authority concerned” and for the words “the authority” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(7) In paragraph 5—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for the words “an authority” there is substituted “the parking authority” and for the words “the authority’s decision” there is substituted “the parking authority’s decision”;

(b)in sub-paragraph (2) for the words “the London authority concerned” there is substituted “the parking authority”; and

(c)for sub-paragraph (3) there is substituted—

(3) It is the duty of the parking authority to comply with any direction given to it under sub-paragraph (2) above forthwith..

(8) In paragraph 6—

(a)in sub-paragraph (1) for the words “the authority serving the notice” there is substituted “the parking authority”; and

(b)in sub-paragraph (2)(b)(ii) for the words “the authority concerned” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(9) In paragraph 7 for the words “the authority concerned” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

(10) In paragraph 8—

(a)in sub-paragraphs (2)(b) and (5)(d) for the words “the London authority concerned” there is substituted “the parking authority”; and

(b)in sub-paragraphs (6) and (7) for the words “the London authority” there is substituted “the parking authority”.

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