The Department for Transport has launched an open consultation on pavement parking that runs until Sunday 22nd November 2020. The Department is seeking views to further develop its understanding of the Pavement Parking problem. Further details of the consultation can be found here, but 3 main strategies are being put forward.
Improving the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process, under which local authorities can already prohibit pavement parking.
A legislative change to allow local authorities with civil parking enforcement powers to enforce against ‘unnecessary obstruction of the pavement’.
A legislative change to introduce a London-style pavement parking prohibition throughout England.