Is there any reason why a Public Spaces Protection Order cannot (apart from local politics and motohoon squealing) be used to control pavement parking across a community, by criminalising it?
I can't see any reason why not:
1 - Areas pedestrianised using PSPOs already exclude routine parking.
2 - PSPOs already sometimes apply right across Council Areas.
And Pavement Parking afaics meets the required criteria:
• activities that have taken place have had a detrimental effect on the quality of life of those in the locality, or it is likely that activities will take place and that they will have a detrimental effect
• the effect or likely effect of these activities: ◦ is, or is likely to be, persistent or continuing in nature ◦ is, or is likely to be, unreasonable
◦ justifies the restrictions being imposed. (https://www.local.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/10.21%20PSPO%20gu...)
Have PSPOs been used to restrict parking around schools, for example?
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