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.