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Decision details

Changes to Permit Emission Charges

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: To respond to the changes to the banding of vehicle taxation introduced by the Government and the Council Budget decision to change the current low emission vehicle discount for vehicles that produce 120g/km or below to ultra low emission vehicles that produce 75g/km or below.

This report will identify options which could be adopted in response to these changes and provide details of the necessary Traffic Regulation Order TRO changes which will be required. Details of the process required to implement any changes to the TRO including the potential consultation requirements will also be proposed. Depending on the option to be progressed a further report will be brought back to the Executive Member to consider the results of any TRO consultation and take a decision about whether to implement the change.

The report will ask the Executive Member to consider the options and agree the TRO process to commence the statutory review and consultation to implement the new ULEV parking permit change.




(i)      That the implementation of Option 3 be approved as follows:-


Update permit rates to align with vehicle tax (VED) bandings and change the discount threshold to 75g/km or less with implementation from April 2019 with acquired rights for existing vehicles/permits to end no later than April 2023.


(ii)      That the advertisement of the changes to the terms of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) with any objections reported back to a future Decision Session if required, be approved and that, if no objections are received, the implementation of the changes be authorised.


Reason: To come into line with the Government changes to VED and update the council’s outdated policy that in turn would seek to encourage Ultra Low Emission Vehicles (ULEV) car ownership and support the One Planet York initiative.


Report author: Graham Titchener

Publication date: 15/11/2018

Date of decision: 15/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 15/11/2018 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Effective from: 20/11/2018

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