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Guidance Planning Off-Road Parking (please)

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by reubin78, 5 Apr 2016.

  1. reubin78

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    We're looking to create off-road parking for at least to medium size cars - see sketch.

    The plot width (Street #2 side) is approx. 9.3m. Access to the plot is from this street (via a gateway measuring approx. 3m)

    The plot length (along Street #1) is TBC

    Ideally, I want to understand how much space (length) is required to comfortably park two vehicles on this plot. The owners of the allotment want to retain as much of this land as possible therefore we need to determine the right amount of space.

    Can anyone advise on where I could find free guidance on planning the layout or at least determining how much space we require. At this stage, I do not want to waste money on a project that might fall over at the "the lands not even big enough stage!)!!

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    Go to your local supermarket and measure the bays
     
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    Lol - that's my plan B!!

    I just wondered if there was a document/website that provided more "official" dimensions for this type of thing.
     
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    There is no minimum but 2.4 x 4.8 is generally considered a 'standard' space. Look in your council highways guide.
     
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    It's a reasonable plan but some supermarkets especially some Tescos) are doing bigger spaces than the obligatory.
     
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    Do you mean upgrading the bay size from "Smart Car" to "Small Hatchback"?

    I'd go for 2.5 x 5 as a minimum
     
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    There is an existing gateway with dropped kerb, hence we would look to use this as access.

    The land has only been used as fields, allotment and garden. The only modification required would be an amount of landscaping to level (by filling) part of the land then the addition of a suitable permeable hardstanding (possibly gravel).
     
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    I should probably look at the drawings before commenting... but where would the fun be in that.
     
  12. If this was my project,contacting the owner of the existing dropped kerb to get permission for vehicle access would be my first priority.

    If it is used as parking now it should not be a problem if not do the above.

    Maybe if we had a post code near the plot we could have a look on google maps to see the site/roads etc.

    Good luck with your project.
     
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    A dropped kerb is part of the public highway, and it's not privately owned.

    The OP does not need permission to use the dropped kerb add it is public right of way, and is getting agreement to use the land for parking - which will be via the dropped kerb in any case.
     
  14. woody, although there is an existing dropped kerb it may not be designated for vehicles.

    I bought land next door to my house it was previously an allotment society storage area with a dropped kerb,applied for full planning permission for a detached house with off street parking via the existing dropped kerb and was refused as the existing dropped kerb was not designated as a vehicle crossover.
    So I had to apply for separate planning permission for a vehicle crossover,this was initially refused but successful on appeal.

    Maybe it was the London councils way of getting more money out of me. I won.
     
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    I done my front garden into a driveway 5.4mtrs wide 5mtrs long i can get a mondeo and ka side by side no probs. Dropping the kerb is different for every council they can drag it out i got mine done for £850 from local contractor got it cheap as they never had much work on over christmas the council wanted £1200
     
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