Wednesday 14 May 2014 8.07am
In my opinion, the cobbled area and presence of a Freda Street sign demonstrate it is a public highway, though it could be argued that the start of the smooth paving could demarcate a pedestrianised area, which is the rationale of the council. What was the contravention code on your PCN?
However, no ticket issued there is valid as it is not yet subject to signage and the CPZ hasn't been yet amended. As such, in theory, anyone can park there for as long as they like. Just send in reps saying no signage, etc
I had this debate with a council manager and warden stood there about three weeks ago when they tried to ask my wife to move the car when i was in Tesco. They conceded my point, though I to a certain extent conceded theirs: it is dangerous to park there, especially bearing in mind traffic, both vehicular and pedestrian, not expecting you to turn so sharply from Abbey Street
. For that reason alone, I do think twice.
Best of the luck with the ticket. There shouldn't be any difficulty as "the contravention did not occur".