You're more likely to overturn an unfair parking fine if you live in Milton Keynes

Good news for you and me as data reveals 90 per cent of appeals are accepted

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 2:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 2:24 pm

The news comes after a Freedom of Information (FOI) request was submitted by online car marketplace heycar.

It revealed Milton Keynes is one of the places in Britain for drivers to overturn an unfair parking fine with 90 per cent of appeals being accepted.

But other drivers don't fare so well in Chelmsford with the council there accepting just FIVE parking appeals out of a whopping 5,546. That’s just 0.1 per cent.

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Other areas to avoid are London Haringey, Leeds and Waltham Forest.

The harshest councils were revealed were:

Chelmsford (0.1 per cent of appeals won)

London Haringey (9 per cent)

London Greenwich, London Merton and London Sutton (12 per cent)

Leeds (13 per cent)

And London Waltham Forest (19 per cent)

The places most likely to accept a parking appeal across the UK were:

London Lambeth (91 per cent)

Milton Keynes (90 per cent)

Portsmouth (69 per cent)

Wigan (67 per cent)

Kirklees, Yorkshire and Coventry (both 60 per cent)

heycar submitted the FOI request following its own research that parking wars had reached a peak in the UK.

A survey of 2,000 motorists revealed one in four admit to rowing with their neighbours over where they park their cars.

The figure rose to nearly half (41 per cent) of 16 to 24 year olds being caught up in parking fury and one in 10 drivers said they had been compelled to leave a sign out reserving their spot.

Karen Hilton, chief commercial officer at heycar, said: “If you know you were in the wrong, then it’s probably best not to waste your time appealing a parking ticket - but if your ticket genuinely blew over in the wind you could have a case.”

To help you construct a simple yet effective parking appeal letter, visit here