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planning - car parking spaces re-used

Discussion in 'Building Regulations and Planning Permission' started by diy mad, 19 Jan 2017.

  1. diy mad

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    Hi,
    A neighbour of mine is currently extending a property and using the existing garage plus 2 new spaces created on the plot to achieve the 3 spaces required for permission for the 4 bed property.
    As he also owns the adjacent land to the plot and now intends to re-draw the property boundaries to build a further property. The garage space being used for the original extension will be demolished to accommodate the second property. Is this allowed?
    Any advice welcome,
    Many Thanks.
     
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    This is not an uncommon proposal. It would be subject to the planning application and the planning policies used by the local council. the devil is i the detail. Do you have a link to the planning application?
     
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    Hi
    It looks a bit tight - but it depends on the new application and local plan.
    There is no point trying to second guess these things - just wait until you can see the submitted plans.
     
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    Thanks for this Geoff.
    Will do, I just wondered if there was something that said "if a planning application uses a car space it can't be re-used for development on another plot"
     
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    Most of local plans express the level of parking for residential properties as a "maximum allowed", and not as a "minimum required", or a mandatory amount.

    if you are in an area were available parking is very limited, there may be a requirement for off-street parking to be provided with all new residential developments. This is often 1 car parking space (or less) per dwelling. The developer may choose to provide more on-site parking, but will usually do so only to increase the expected profits.
     
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