Article 4 Direction -restriction of off-site parking for Bristol Airport

This consultation asks you to give us your views about the proposed Article 4 Direction which will restrict off-site parking for customers of Bristol Airport.

Temporary car parking sites for airport customers have become particularly problematic in the Green Belt since 2002. Despite the council issuing numerous enforcement notices, stop notices and pursuing successful prosecutions over a number of years, the issue still persists. This has a significant effect on the living conditions of local residents and the wellbeing of the area. Whilst constant monitoring, which requires substantial council resources, off site airport parking operators exploit permitted development rights by operating over the 28 days permitted. The length of time the council has been trying to tackle this problem, along with the number of complaints logged, indicates the difficulty in keeping control over the number of unauthorised car parking sites currently operating and these numbers are not diminishing.

The Council are proposing to make an Article 4 Direction to remove permitted development rights granted by Schedule 2, Part 4, Class B of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015. If the Article 4 Direction is confirmed it will remove automatic permitted development rights for the storage, parking, cleaning, maintenance or repair of any motor vehicle of any description, provided such use in not in association with the existing lawful use. The direction would also remove automatic permitted development rights to provide moveable structures for the purposes of the controlled use. 

A notice of the Direction has been advertised in the Western Daily Press from 20 October 2016 and will continue to be advertised each week until 22 December 2012. Site notices were posted across the whole of the affected area on 20 October 2016. A copy of the direction, notice and map have been served on the Secretary of State on 20 October 2016 and representations are being sought during the period of 1 November 2016 to 30 November 2016. When deciding whether to confirm a direction made under Article 4(1) the local planning authority will take into account any representations received during the period 1 November 2016 to 30 November 2016. 

You can view the proposed Article 4 Order and the map showing the proposed area to be covered in the documents below. You can make representations online, or you can also make representation by:-

Comments should be received no later than 30 November 2016.

Consultation Summary

Consultation Summary
Name Article 4 Direction -restriction of off-site parking for Bristol Airport
Description If the Article 4 Direction is confirmed it will remove automatic permitted development rights for the storage, parking, cleaning, maintenance or repair of any motor vehicle of any description, provided such use in not in association with the existing lawful use. The direction would also remove automatic permitted development rights to provide moveable structures for the purposes of the controlled use.
Dates From 21 Oct 2016 at 13:00 to 30 Nov 2016 at 23:59.
Status Closed

Organisational Information

Organisation
Department
Contact Name Karen Bartlett
Job title Senior Planning Enforcement officer
Contact Email planning.policy@n-somerset.gov.uk
Contact Telephone .

Project Information

Aim of this consultation To get views about the removal of automatic permitted development rights for the storage, parking, cleaning, maintenance or repair of any motor vehicle of any description to restrict offsite airport parking. The direction would also remove automatic permitted development rights to provide moveable structures for the same use.
Close Date 30 Nov 2016 23:59
Consultation Topic Environment - building work, transport, trees and recycling, Transport - construction and repair, travel or policy
Data collection method
Context for this consultation Temporary car parking sites for airport customers have become particularly problematic in the Green Belt since 2002. Despite the council issuing numerous enforcement notices, stop notices and pursuing successful prosecutions over a number of years, the issue still persists. This has a significant effect on the living conditions of local residents and the wellbeing of the area. Whilst constant monitoring, which requires substantial council resources, off site airport parking operators exploit permitted development rights by operating over the 28 days permitted. The length of time the council has been trying to tackle this problem, along with the number of complaints logged, indicates the difficulty in keeping control over the number of unauthorised car parking sites currently operating and these numbers are not diminishing.