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Parking Standards for Sustainable Communities: Design & Good Practice Supplementary Planning Document

The Parking Standards for Sustainable Communities SPD was adopted by the Council’s Executive on 10th September 2014. The SPD replaces the Parking Standards SPG adopted in 1996 and Cycle Parking Standards adopted in 2006.


The SPD provides detailed guidance on locations for car, cycle, disabled and motorbike parking, layouts and dimensions as well as standards in terms of the number of spaces needed by land use.  Guidance on the provision of electric vehicle infrastructure is also included.

 

The guidance should ensure that provision for all vehicles is designed into proposed developments at the earliest stage. The SPD includes standards which form a consistent basis for discussion between developers and planners, allowing greater certainty when planning applications are submitted which should reduce the time taken to determine parking issues.

 

Adopted Parking Standards for Sustainable Communities SPD

 

 

Page

1.0  

Introduction and Policy Context (includes General Principles and Checklist)     

2

 

 

 

2.0

Residential Car Parking (includes Table 1 Standards)

6

 

 

 

3.0

Non-Residential Car Parking (includes Table 2 Standards, Establishing the Appropriate level of provision, Service Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Points)

     23

 

 

 

4.0

Disabled Car Parking (includes Table 3 Standards)

35

 

 

 

5.0

Cycle Parking (includes Table 4 standards)

37

 

 

 

6.0

Motorbikes and Scooters (includes Table 5 standards)

88

 

 

 

7.0

Coaches

89

 

 

 

8.0

Transport Assessments and Travel Plans

91

 

 

 

Appendix 1    

References

Appendix 2

Accessibility zones map in colour (best for viewing) size A3

Accessibility zones map in black and white (best for printing) size A3

Appendix 3

Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers Guidelines for Motorcycling

Appendix 4

Cycle Reference Paper

 

The following are also relevant adoption documents:

 

Adoption Statement

Consultation Statement

Adoption Sustainability Statement

Sustainability Appraisal

 

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