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We are a small housing development sharing a private road with

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We are a small housing development sharing a private road with a local
school. Unfortunately we are a short walk into town so we attract
commuters and shoppers who want to avoid paying parking charges.
This makes access difficult for both the residents and the school.
We have repeated asked people to respect that this is a private road
and move on but this normally leads to unpleasant confrontations
Are there any other actions we can take ?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
Hello, I am solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to answer this fr
or you.
IN terms of legal enforcement of unauthorised parking this is difficult.
Can you get agreement to pout a gate at the end of the road? If it is a private road then in principle there is nothing to prevent you doing this if there is agreement with all parties who have rights here (so probably the resident and the school).
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Not particularly helpful or considered reply
Expert:  LondonlawyerJ replied 2 years ago.
It is virtually impossible to prevent people parking without authority on private land if there is access. Adapting the road in some way to make it hard to park is often the only practical solution.