This website provides local authority documents of parking standards to assist Transport Consultants in researching and analysing car parking standards in respect of new residential and commercial development in the UK.
The following are standard space requirements of some typical vehicles. These may be used as basic minimum reference values but different layouts such as parallel, herringbone and in-line, have slightly different overall space requirements and detailed layout of parking spaces will be site specific.
These dimensions refer to standing space only and do not take account of access, manoeuvring space or space required for loading/unloading.
Operational parking space for commercial and service vehicles will depend on the type attracted to a development and should provide for manoeuvring space to enable vehicles to exit the site in forward gear.
Best practice on the number, size and layout of parking spaces reserved for people with disabilities and general guidance on the provision of appropriate related facilities is also paramount.
REFUSED : 2 bed house refused due to living and parking stress.
APPROVED : Change of Use B8 to 7 C3 apartments, parking stress, highest incidence parked vehicles, LPA uses Maximum standards.
APPROVED : Change of Use B1 to C3, PTAL 2 area, no 106 agreement to remove occupiers purchasing parking permits.
REFUSED : Seeking to remove condition 14 to enable proposed parking provision to be allocated on the basis for each dwelling.
REFUSED : 2 detached houses close to a restaurant, existing car park could be closed was not accepted as fallback.
APPROVED : Conversion of workshop to C3. Sight lines, DfT speeds, parking, safety, but approved.
APPROVED : The proposal provides new car parking with a new access, Grade 11 listed building conservation issues.
REFUSED : The LPA relied heavily on A Guide for Designing House Alterations and extensions (SPD), the Inpsector considered this document is used for a fundamentally different set of circumstances.
REFUSED : LDC car park to the front garden.
APPROVED : Change of Use B8 to C3. 3 studio and 4 one bed flats, comparable traffic generation, less severe parking stress.
REFUSED : 3 appeals relating to parking, some rejected some not on parking.
REFUSED : 2 storey dwelling with tandem parking along a narrow access road, no tracking done, severe impact.
APPROVED : 2 NO 3 bed units, living conditions and character, not refused on parking conditions.
APPROVED : 34 retirement units, Green Belt; design of flue, plus parking.
REFUSED : 4 NO 2 bed flats plus 3 No 1 bed flats, character, living conditions, parking stress: not refused on parking.
REFUSED : 4 new dwellings off a single track road, no mitigation put forward by objectors!.
REFUSED : Proposed 75 dwellings Orbit Homes, an allocated site, tandem parking, The County Parking Standards are not a SPD not adoped by the Borough, however the parking arrangements would conflict with policy.
APPROVED : Conversion of 2 duplex apartments into 4 apartments, NPPF states parking standards should take into account various matters such as accessibility, type, mix and access to public transport. Buses and town centre 5 minutes walk.
REFUSED : Demolition existing house, new 2 storey building 5 x 2 bed apartments. Dominates street scene.
REFUSED : Dismissed; Erection of a new dwelling creating 3 dwellings on the site; but not refused on parking grounds.
REFUSED : front garden parking, sight lines obstructed. Looking east is fine but looking west with apparent substandard sight lines.
APPROVED : Redevelopment of car park plus flats. Highways refused on highway safety, parking provision; head room 4m.
APPROVED : Change of Use B1 to C3. Permit Free legal agreement has resolved the issues.
APPROVED : New 3 bed unit with frontage parking. No local parking stress, no harm on the character of the street scene.
APPROVED : Garage Conversion 41 Downland Walk, garage is only 2.59m wide, PINS agreed the garage is impractical to park a vehicle.
COST DECISION : costs application 41 Downland Walk was not awarded to the appellant.
APPROVED : 80 residential units, car parking below standards however a car club space is to be provided.
APPROVED : Change of Use C3 to C4. Parking standards are 2 the dev't is neutral plus very close to shops and shoping centre.
APPROVED : Conversion of ground floor to 2 bed flats, Portsmouth SPD ignores households without cars, appellants proof refers to only one space may be required.
APPROVED : Change of Use A1 to C3 for 4 dwellings. Current use would generate more parking demand that the C3 use.
APPROVED : Change of Use B1(a) to C3, Consented, PTAL 2 area and condition preventing applying for a parking permit was not required.
APPROVED : Change of Use B1(a) to C3, Consented, PTAL 5 area. 41 Flats, parking beat survey had only 82% stress level.
APPROVED : New access onto a classified road, Dr Jon Finney CCC. 10,000 vehicles per day not exceeded.
APPROVED : Change of Use B1c to C3. Parking and turning but substantial distance from highway; condition not necessary - Prior approval granted.
APPROVED by SoS : 1800 C3 dwellings plus commercial Land at Dunsfold Park Airport Cranleigh ref W/2015/2395.
REFUSED : 3 dwellings based on character, living conditions, parking on highway safety. PTAL 5 area, not refused on highway grounds.