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APPENDIX C - CAR PARKING STANDARDS

Land Use

Level of Centre

Baseline Standard (per m2 gross floor area)

   

Gross floor area <500m2 or Low Accessibility

Gross floor area >500m2

     

Medium accessibility

Reduce baseline by 5-15%

High accessibility

Reduce baseline by 15-35%

A1 Shops

Food

Burnley

Padiham

1:16

1:14

1:17-1:19

1:15-1:16

1:19-1:24

1:16-1:22

Non-Food

Burnley

Padiham

1:22

1:20

1:23-1:26

1:21-1:24

1:26-1:33

1:24-1:31

A2 Financial and Professional Services

Burnley

Padiham

1:35

1:30

1:37-1:41

1:31-1:35

1:41-1:54

1:35-1:48

A3 Food and Drink

Restaurants

Pubs

Hot Food Takeaways including Drive throughs

Same standard for all levels of centre

1:8

1:8.5-1:9.5

1:9.5-1:12

B1 Business

B1a) & b) Office (including call centres) & Research and Development

Burnley

Padiham

1:35

1:30

1:37-1:41

1:31-1:35

1:41-1:54

1:35-1:48

B1c) Light Industry

Stand Alone

Burnley

Padiham

1:35

1:30

1:37-1:41

1:31-1:35

1:41-1:54

1:35-1:48

Business Parks

Burnley

Padiham

1:40

1:35

1:42-1:46

1:37-1:41

1:46-1:62

1:41-1:54

B2 General Industrial

All levels

1:45

1:47-1:53

1:53-1:69

B8 Storage and Distribution

All levels

1:200

1:210-1:235

1:235-1:308

C1 Hotels; Motels; Boarding Houses

All levels

1 bedroom including staff

Coaches – minimum 1 space for 30 beds +

Reduce pro-rata

Reduce pro-rata

C2 Residential Institutions Nursing Homes

All levels

1 per 5 residents

 

Reduce pro-rata

Residential Schools, Colleges, Residential Training Centres and Halls of Residence

All levels

Training centres and colleges – 1 per bed (short courses); 1 per 2 beds (longer courses – over 1 month duration) Halls of Residence – 1 per 2 beds, Residential schools – as day schools + 1 space per 20 beds

Coaches – minimum 1 space for Training Centres of 1000m2+

 

Reduce pro-rata or as part of Travel Plan

Hospitals

All levels

1 per bed including those used for short stay operations

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

C3 Dwelling Houses (I)

Single Bed Housing

Sheltered Housing

Family Housing

All levels

1 per dwelling

1 per 3 dwellings

2-3 bedrooms - 2 spaces

4+ bedrooms - 3 spaces

Average spaces per dwelling should equal 1.5 per dwelling for proposals of 30 + dwellings

Reduce pro-rata

Reduce to average of 1.5 or less unless exceptional circumstances demonstrated

D1 Non-Residential Institutions Medical/Health Facilities

All levels

4 per consulting room

Reduce pro-rata

Maximum of 3 per consulting room

Crèche/Day Nurseries/Day Centres

 

1.5 per 2 staff plus drop-off zone (in or outside curtilage) of 1 space per 10 children

Reduce pro-rata

Reduce pro-rata

Primary and Secondary Schools

All levels

1 per classroom/activity area

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Sixth Form

All levels

1 per classroom/ activity area

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Further and Higher Education

All levels

1 per 2 full-time staff (residential element under C2)

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Training and Conference Centres

All levels

1:35

Coaches – minimum 1 space for Training Centres of 1000m2+

1:37-1:41

1:41-1:54

Art Galleries, Museums and Libraries

All levels

1:30

Coaches – minimum 1 space for Galleries & Museums of 2500m2 +

1:31-1:35

1:35-1:48

Public Halls/Places of Worship

All levels

1:10

Coaches – minimum 1 space for Public Halls of 2500m2 +

1:10.5-1:12

1:12-1:15

D2 Assembly and Leisure Cinemas and Concert facilities

Burnley

Padiham

1 per 8 seats

1 per 5 seats

Coaches – minimum 1 space for Concert/theatre facilities of 2500m2+

1:8-1:9

1:5-1:6

1:9-1:12

1:6-1:8

Other D2 including Leisure (buildings)

Burnley

Padiham

1:25

1:22

Coaches – minimum 1 space for facilities of 2500m2+

1:26-1:29

1:23-1:26

1:29-1:38

1:26-1:33

D2 Outdoor Playing pitches

All levels

12 per ha pitch area

Reduce pro-rata

Reduce pro-rata

Stadia

All levels

1 per 15 seats for all seated stadiums; non seated stadiums on basis of Transport Assessment

Coaches – minimum 1 space for each 1500 seats or standing spaces

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Reduce as part of Travel Plan

Miscellaneous Uses

       

Cash and Carry

All levels

1:40

1:42-1:46

1:46-1:54

Wholesale

Car Sales

All levels

1:50 internal showroom area

1:53-1:59

1:59-1:76

Vehicle Repair and Service Stations

All levels

1:50

1:53-1:59

1:59-1:76

Taxi booking offices

All levels

1 per car operating from the business, to be located within 100 metres of the office.

No reductions

No reductions

Fuel Filling Stations

All levels

1 car space. Where retail element involved use retail standards counting each pump as a parking space.

Pro-rata

Pro-rata

 

Further Guidance

Accessibility Reductions

For medium and high accessibility developments over 500m_ gfa Local Planning Authorities should determine the appropriate parking level based on:

  • the score obtained from the Accessibility Questionnaire;

  • information provided in the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan (where appropriate);

  • the Parking Strategy of the Council or where this has not been prepared, the approach set out in draft SPG ‘Access and Parking’.

Greater reductions may be made, such as in town centre locations.

For A1/D2 uses with medium/good accessibility in sequentially suitable locations accessibility reductions may not be required. In such circumstances the applicant will be required to demonstrate through a Transport Assessment, to the satisfaction of the Highways Authority/Agency, that the proposal would cater for linked trips and would not conflict with the overall Parking strategy for the town.

All proposals of over 500m_ gfa with low accessibility will be expected to demonstrate how accessibility by walking, cycling and public transport can be enhanced to at least medium accessibility level.

Mobility Parking

Unless otherwise specified parking for the mobility impaired & parent/child should be made at a minimum level of 1 per 10 car spaces as part of overall provision. Additional mobility spaces than indicated by overall provision may be required at locations such as Health Centres while less may be necessary for other uses. Provision at less than 1:10 should be agreed following consultation with disability groups on individual applications and subject to suitable alternatives being available.

Bicycles

The minimum level is 1 per 10 car spaces. Long-stay covered, secure cycle parking will be required on all developments employing 30 or more full or part-time staff.

Motorcycles

A minimum of 1 per 25 car spaces is required. Long-stay covered, secure parking will be required on all developments employing 30 or more full or part-time staff.

Operational Parking

Operational parking necessary to business, e.g., goods vehicles and deliveries, should be provided in addition to these standards and should be demonstrated in the Transport Assessment.

Note:

Detailed guidance on the calculation of parking provision and quality of facilities required can be found in Supplementary Planning Guidance “Access and Parking”.



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