Dear City of York Council,

I refer to your website :

https://www.york.gov.uk/info/20102/parki...

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Single or double yellow lines
If necessary, and if no other suitable parking place is available, Blue Badge holders can park on single or double yellow lines for a maximum of 3 hours.
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Please be aware that when parking on yellow lines, there must be a period of at least one hour before you can park in the area again once you have returned to your vehicle.

You must also display a time clock.
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1. Can you please outline exactly where in legislation, regulations or law there is a requirement to wait for at least one hour before parking in the same area.

2. Can you please provide the definition you use for "the area".

Many thanks, and Yours faithfully,

W. Pearsall

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Dear [email address],

Blue Badge Parking - Yellow Lines
https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/b...

Please can you confirm the reference number for my request, and explain the lack of promptness to reply to a very simple request.

Yours sincerely,

Wayne Pearsall

foi@york.gov.uk, City of York Council

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Thank you for your email.  Please note this is a receipt to let you know
we have received your FOI Request, dated 23^rd August 2019.

Please be aware that the timescale for responding to Freedom of
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your request.
 
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Atkinson, Dave, City of York Council

Dear Mr Pearsall

 

Regarding your Freedom of Information request about blue badge parking,
please see the response below marked in red.

 

 

1.    Can you please outline exactly where in legislation, regulations or
law there is a requirement to wait for at least one hour before parking in
the same area.

 

City of York Council have a very robust policy when it comes to our
residents and visitors with disabilities. We allow unlimited free parking
in any of the council pay and display car parks, you may also park in
'resident only' areas without a resident permit for an unlimited period. 
With regards to the 'no return within 1 hour' this is a national policy
set by government as prescribed in the 'blue badge scheme rights and
responsibilities in England' a copy of which should be supplied with all
blue badges and certainly is here in York. You can read the policy online
at
[1]https://www.gov.uk/government/publicatio...
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2.    Can you please provide the definition you use for "the area".

 

This is the same policy that also defines what is classed as 'The area' in
other words the area that is/has being parked within and insomuch that: 
You must wait for at least one hour after a previous period of parking
before you can park the same vehicle in the  same area/same part of the
road on the same day.

 

If you are dissatisfied with our response you have the right to ask for a
review of how your enquiry was handled and responded to. This can be done
by contacting us through [2][City of York Council request email] stating your reason(s) why you
are dissatisfied. If you remain dissatisfied after receiving the review
response you

can contact the Information Commissioner, contact details below:

Information Commissioner's Office
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Wilmslow
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Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 if you prefer to use a
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Fax: 01625 524 510
Or email: [3][email address] (please include your telephone number)

 

Kind regards

Dave

 

Dave Atkinson | Head of Programmes and Smart Place

t: 01904 553481 | e: [4][email address]

 

City of York Council | Directorate of Economy and Place

West Offices | Station Rise | York | YO1 6GA

[5]www.york.gov.uk | [6]facebook.com/cityofyork |[7]@CityofYork

 

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