Plans to harmonise Disabled Tax-Exempt Vehicle Parking Permit scheme across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Posted on Tuesday 3rd September 2019

Proposals to implement a consistent approach to a Disabled Tax-Exempt Vehicle (DTEV) permit scheme across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole will be considered by BCP Council next week (11 September 2019).

There are approximately 3,800 DTEV permit holders across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

The current permit schemes set up by the preceding councils offers free parking in all council owned pay and display car parks for DTEV permit holders in the three separate towns. Whilst the schemes in the preceding councils were similar there were some key differences around charging.

The proposals being considered by BCP Council’s Cabinet Members include a number of options which are all are based on implementing a fair and consistent approach to the scheme across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

As part of the recommended option the cost would be £25 a year for applicants across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.  This fee would cover the cost of administration and enforcement of the scheme. Under the plans active legacy permits would be recognised across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and allowed to expire before a single new permit would need to be purchased.

Councillor Andy Hadley, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure, BCP Council, said: “We have promised to harmonise services as soon as possible and it’s important we ensure a consistent approach is implemented with the Disabled Tax-Exempt permit scheme. A great benefit will be that the permit will cover the entire BCP area.”