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.
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.
Adopted parking standards for sustainable communities SPD
- Introduction and Policy Context (includes General Principles and Checklist) (PDF)
- Residential Car Parking (includes Table 1 Standards) (PDF)
- Non-Residential Car Parking (includes Table 2 Standards, Establishing the Appropriate level of provision, Service Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Charging Points) (PDF)
- Disabled Car Parking (includes Table 3 Standards) (PDF)
- Cycle Parking (includes Table 4 standards) (PDF)
- Motorbikes and Scooters (includes Table 5 standards) (PDF)
- Coaches (PDF)
- Transport Assessments and Travel Plans (PDF)
- Appendix 1 References (PDF)
- Appendix 2
- Appendix 3 Institute of Highway Incorporated Engineers Guidelines for Motorcycling (PDF)
- Appendix 4 Cycle Reference Paper (PDF)
The following are also relevant adoption documents: