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Residential Parking Standards Draft Supplementary Planning Document

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April Update - Residential Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document

On 27th March 2013 the Council’s Planning, Transportation & Strategic Environment Committee voted to approve the following recommendation with regard to the proposed new Residential Parking Standards:

  • Prior to the adoption of the Core Strategy, Members approve the Residential Parking Standards for New Development Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), as a material consideration in the development management process.
  • Delegated authority is given the officers in consultation with PTSE Leads to:
  • update paragraph 2.1 re ward level vehicle ownership statistics when the 2011 census data becomes available
  • update footnote 13 and Appendix E (Policy CS8) following adoption of the Core Strategy,
  • finalise the SPD layout, appearance and imagery, subject to work by design and print.
  • Members formally adopt the Car Parking Standards SPD at the time the Core Strategy is formally adopted in accordance with the statutory regulations.

The SPD will therefore be formally adopted upon adoption of the South Gloucestershire Core Strategy.

The full Committee Report can be read here.

The Residential Parking Standards March 2013 document can be viewed here.


Residential Parking Standards Draft Supplementary Planning Document
Public consultation in accordance with Regulations 12 & 13 of the
Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

Over a number of years residents of new developments and established communities in South Gloucestershirehave been telling us that the number of parking spaces provided with new homes is not always adequate. A review has therefore been requested by South Gloucestershire Councillors who are concerned that our existing parking standards may not always provide for the right number of parking spaces with new residential developments.

The Council is therefore preparing a new Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) that will contain parking standards for new houses and flats.  The Draft SPD and supporting documents are now published for consultation:

Comments should be made in writing or by email between Friday 16 November 2012 and Friday 11 January 2013 to the following addresses:

  • By email to planningLDF@southglos.gov.uk
  • By letter to Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 2081, South Gloucestershire, BS35 9BP.

Please ensure that the Council receives any comments by Friday 11 January 2013.  If responding please clearly state which consultation your comments relate to.

Comments received will inform the final version of the SPD which is anticipated to be adopted by the Council in spring 2013.  Comments can be accompanied by a request to be notified of the adoption of the SPD.

Hard copies of all the documents are available for inspection, 8.45am - 5pm Mondays to Wednesdays and 8.45am - 4.30pm Thursdays and Fridays, at the Council’s One-Stop Shops:

  • Thornbury, Castle Street, BS35 1HF
  • Yate, KennedyWay, BS37 4DQ (access via West Walk)
  • Kingswood Civic Centre, High Street, Kingswood, BS15 9TR
  • Patchway Hub, Rodway Road, Patchway, BS34 5PE

The documents are also available to view at South Gloucestershire libraries (please refer to www.southglos.gov.uk for locations and opening times)

Please note that comments received, including personal details, cannot be kept confidential.  If you make a comment from time to time we may contact you to seek your views about other planning consultations and projects.  Periodically, you may also be invited to give us your views about our service.

If you require further information or assistance, or if you would like to be removed from the Council’s planning policy mailing list, please contact the Strategic Planning Policy & Specialist Advice Team on 01454 863469 or by email to planningLDF@southglos.gov.uk 

Consultation Documents

Consultation Summary

NameResidential Parking Standards Draft Supplementary Planning Document
DatesFrom 16 Nov 2012 at 00:00 to 11 Jan 2013 at 23:59.
Consultation TopicHousing issues, Planning policy & strategy, Transportation planning & policy
Geographical areaAlmondsbury, Bitton, Boyd Valley, Bradley Stoke Central and Stoke Lodge, Bradley Stoke North, Bradley Stoke South, Charfield, Chipping Sodbury, Cotswold Edge, Dodington, Downend, Emersons Green, Filton, Frampton Cotterell, Frenchay and Stoke Park, Hanham, Kings Chase, Ladden Brook, Longwell Green, Oldland Common, Parkwall, Patchway, Pilning and Severn Beach, Rodway, Severn, Siston, Staple Hill, Stoke Gifford, Thornbury North, Thornbury South and Alveston, Westerleigh, Winterbourne, Woodstock, Yate Central, Yate North
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Contact Details

If you have any questions, please:

  • email: planningLDF@southglos.gov.uk 
  • write to: Strategic Planning Policy and Specialist Advice Team, South Gloucestershire Council, PO Box 2081, South Gloucestershire, BS35 9BP
  • or telephone 01454 863469