We have recently received a number of complaints from residents around parking on the development. The parking regulations are already stated within the Lease (shared with owners – [clause 4(n)] ) and the Residents Handbook (available to owners and tenants). For awareness we are also sharing these regulations here:
From September 2020 a new parking permit system is being rolled out. All vehicles parked on the development must display a valid resident or visitor parking permit. Vehicles not displaying a valid permit may be subject to further enforcement including penalty fines, removal or reporting to local authorities.
Defined parking areas
Each flat is provided a specific allocated space in the area outside the block or around the central garden. The allocated spaces are defined within the Lease and Residents Handbook. For privacy reasons we do not publish the space allocation publicly here but owners and tenants can contact email@example.com if unsure.
Each house is provided space on their forecourt for parking in addition to garage.
There are also a number of allocated “visitor” bays around the central garden, each one is clearly marked with a sign saying “visitor”.
Parking outside of the allocated areas is not permitted. The only exception being emergency vehicles or if explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
Use of allocated parking spaces
The following regulations are outlined in the Residents Handbook:
- Parking for the flats is in allocated spaces around the blocks and garden in accordance with the provisions of each of the Owner’s leases
- Flat Owners have exclusive right to use their own parking space. Flat Owners shall not park their vehicles in other people’s allocated parking spaces – this will amount to trespass – unless they have explicit permission to do so from the corresponding owner
- There shall be no parking in such a way as to obstruct access to and from a resident’s allocated parking space – or allocated visitor bay
- Parking for the houses is in their own garages and on their own forecourts. House Owners shall not park their vehicles in other people’s allocated parking spaces – this will amount to trespass – unless they have explicit permission to do so from the corresponding owner
- The Lease does provide that the five visitors’ bays may be used, if vacant, on a short-term basis only. If these are full, then parking shall be outside the development
- No parking is permitted at each end of the centre garden island as this restricts access of emergency vehicles. No parking of bicycles or vehicles on the communal pedestrian areas
- No parking of bicycles in the flat block corridors or stairwells, nor the chaining of bicycles to railings, as maintenance of these areas is the responsibility of PWRA. There are two cycling racks to the left and right as you enter the main gates where you can park your bikes
- Commercial vehicles cannot be parked anywhere on the development – unless explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
- Owners and Tenants are responsible for ensuring that their visitors comply with the parking regulations set out in the above paragraph. The maximum stay for visitors’ vehicles in the visitor’s bays shall be 48 hours per week, after this time any visitor shall remove their vehicle from the Wharf – unless explicitly agreed with PWRA board as a temporary exception. Such exceptions are typically only granted for maintenance of the overall development.
- It is not permitted for residents to utilise their allocated space for commercial purposes or to rent it out for use by other people who do not reside on the development
- Any vehicle parked on the development must comply with government regulations – specifically be: registered with the DVLA, have up-to-date vehicle tax, have a current MOT and be roadworthy
Speed limit and direction of travel
The speed of vehicles in the Wharf shall not exceed 10 mph and vehicles shall comply with the one way system, which is clockwise from the Saunders Ness Road entrance.
PWRA board of directors will take action to enforce breaches of the parking regulations; including application of penalty fines, reporting to the police or even legal action if necessary.
Use of visitor bays and communal areas for parking is monitored regularly including via CCTV system where security or safety is a concern.
With regards to unauthorised use of private allocated spaces by others, we rely on residents to report this as we do not maintain a list of vehicles and their owners. Any resident whose space is being used without their permission can report this to firstname.lastname@example.org. All emails will be treated in confidence.
Longer term we are looking to introduce a parking permit system to enable more effective policing of parking.