I have a house in Oxford which last year fell foul of the change to residential categories. As a result I had to apply for planning permission for an HMO. One outcome was that Oxford City Council decided to remove the entitlement to 2 residential parking permits and required me to sign a Section 106 Unilateral Undertaking. Removing the permits apparently requires a Traffic Regulation Order at a cost of £1000, although now up to £1500. The house will not be a permanent change of use, just a few years while we go off and do other things.
It is clear reading some of the legislation that it does not really cater for this situation. I would have thought that OCC could be more imaginative and have some sort of system to merely suspend the permits. The planning permission does include the provision to return the permits once the change of use reverts to a domestic dwelling.
The impact is quite severe - no parking permits and no visitors permits. So even the visiting gardener cannot park while he trims the garden. Nor the boiler servicing man for the Gas Certificate etc etc.
Wondered if anyone else has come across this and if there was another solution?