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There may be a local by-law to specifically prevent cars parking on council owned grass verges, in which case there should be a sign displayed. Speak to the local council for more information.

There are also other offences that may be committed (unnecessary obstruction, criminal damage etc) speak to your local Neighbourhood Policing Team to discuss any issues.

If the land is privately owned and the landowner has given permission then it would be permitted.

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