Westminster City Council has launched a new "common sense" parking initiative. Based on feedback, residents who display a residents parking permit will be given a grace period of 5 minutes when waiting at a single yellow line, in order to unload, load items or pick up and drop off passengers.
If a parking attendant observes that no such activity is taking place after 5 minutes, a penalty notice will be issued.
Councillor Danny Chalkley, Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Transport, said:"These measures are designed to improve motorist's experiences of parking in Westminster. They pass the "Ronseal" test. We will still take a firm line with people who flout the parking laws but we are also ensuring that a common sense approach is used to make parking in Westminster as easy as possible.".