Parking standards – change of policy

Changes to the Central Government View.
parkingAfter the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August 2014 called upon councils to ensure more parking spaces be provided alongside new homes.
In March 2015 Parking a ministerial statement noted, “ parking standards are covered in paragraph 39 of the NPPF. The following text now needs to be read alongside that paragraph: “Local planning authorities should only impose local parking standards for residential and non-residential development where there is clear and compelling justification that it is necessary to manage their local road network.

 

See:
Pickles calls for More Parking for new homes
Planning Update March 2015

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