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oscar tango
I SORN'd my car and it has been parked (since it was SORN'd) on a private road with a gate that is occasionally closed at night. The road is not patrolled by council parking attendants as many people park their cars here for long periods of time.

One side of the road is exclusively used by Travis Perkins staff, who also close the gate from time to time.

I recently discovered my car was missing (17th) and i called trace who told me that NSL on behalf of DVLA had lifted the car. They told me to wait for the letter, which arrived in the post tuesday.

Scans Below:





GSV of location and gate: GSV of Harroway Road

I'm not particularly bothered about the car but want to avoid any fines from DVLA the car was SORN'd on 1.3.14

Would appreciate advice in advance of receiving a fine from DVLA.

Many thanks

AFCNEAL
What makes you think it's a private road?
facade
First thing to do is check the vehicle status

https://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/EvlPortal...?skin=directgov

Most likely you did not get any confirmation of SORN, and it didn't go through. If you did it online, you should have an email confirmation, if you did it when you sent the tax disc back, and you got a refund, you can argue that they received the SORN application.

If it is SORN, then you are into whether your gated private road, which is used by the general public constitutes the Public Highway, I suspect that the italics mean that it does, in which case you cannot leave a SORNED vehicle on it.
sgtdixie
Looks like a normal road to me.
I am Weasel
QUOTE (sgtdixie @ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - 16:51) *
Looks like a normal road to me.

Looks like it has a gate across it though. Worth checking with the local authority to see if it is a private road or not
localdriver
QUOTE (facade @ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - 16:37) *
If it is SORN, then you are into whether your gated private road, which is used by the general public constitutes the Public Highway, I suspect that the italics mean that it does, in which case you cannot leave a SORNED vehicle on it.


It would depend on whether Harroway Road is a Public Road or not - s.62, Vehicles Excise & Registration Act 1994, (a road repairable at public expense), not a Public Highway.

If it is not a Public Road, a SORN declaration would be valid in place of a licence.





rosysparkle
The gates (behind the blue car and the silver car at the top end of the road) have Travis Perkins signs on them, but looking at the grass around them, it doesn't seem as though the gates are closed very often, which appears to allow the public access to the road. If this is so, I believe that the road does not count as 'off road' for SORN purposes.

As said above, check that the vehicle is shown as SORN on the DVLA website and check the status of the road with the LA.

The car will have been disposed of yesterday if you didn't collect it.

localdriver
QUOTE (rosysparkle @ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - 17:11) *
The gates (behind the blue car and the silver car at the top end of the road) have Travis Perkins signs on them, but looking at the grass around them, it doesn't seem as though the gates are closed very often, which appears to allow the public access to the road. If this is so, I believe that the road does not count as 'off road' for SORN purposes.


It is the status of Harroway Road that is relelevant - a Public Road or not - as far as the requirement for a vehicle licence or SORN is concerned, not public access.

rosysparkle
I sit corrected. smile.gif
Logician
It appears the DVLA do not accept the vehicle was SORNed, has the OP received any acknowledgement of his attempt to declare SORN?
Irksome
The OP does have confirmation of SORN - I saw it today myself - dated 1.3.14
Logician
QUOTE (Irksome @ Fri, 25 Jul 2014 - 23:11) *
The OP does have confirmation of SORN - I saw it today myself - dated 1.3.14


Then he needs to contact NSL and point out that the vehicle has a valid SORN, and was parked on a private road not maintained at public expense, so no offence was being committed and they need to release it and compensate him for the inconvenience caused.

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