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Chapter 18 - Transport

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New paragraph 18.1a

18.1a The Council will require new development proposals to address any adverse transport impacts. With larger developments, equivalent to 100 dwellings or more, a Transport Assessment would usually be necessary. Smaller developments may only need a Transport Statement. However, some smaller developments may have a disproportionate impact on the network by reason of their location; the nature of the proposed development; or the timing of the development relative to other developments or the provision of new transport infrastructure. The Council, in conjunction with KCC Highways, will consider each proposal on its own merits and provide advice to applicants accordingly.

To provide clarity and
ensure policy requirements
are reasonable and
proportionate to the scale of
development

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Policy TP01

Policy TP01 - Transport Assessments and Travel Plans

Development proposals which the Council considers would have significant transport implications shall be supported by a Transport Assessment, and where applicable a Travel Plan. These should show how multi-modal access travel options will be achieved, and how transport infrastructure needs arising from the expected demand will be provided.

In relation to other developments, a Transport Statement will be required, which addresses any transport impacts arising from the development and any mitigation measures that are needed to minimise the identified impact.

To provide clarity and
ensure policy requirements
are reasonable and
proportionate to the scale of development

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Policy TP06

Policy TP06 - Car Parking

Proposals for development will be expected to make satisfactory provision for the parking of vehicles, including disabled parking.

Suitable levels of provision will be considered in relation to individual proposals taking account of the type of development, location, accessibility, availability of opportunities for public transport, likely accumulation of car parking, design considerations and having regard to the guidance referred to below. Parking provision in the town centres will also be assessed in relation to the provisions of (SP8 - SP10)

In considering the level of parking provision in respect of proposals for residential development (use class C3), the Council will refer tohave regard to the guidance provided in Kent Design Review: Interim Guidance Note 3-Residential Parking, or any subsequent guidance.

In considering the level of parking provision in respect of proposals for other development, the Council will refer have regard to the indicative guidance in Kent Vehicle Parking Standards 2006 (Appendix C), or any subsequent guidance.

Where the level of provision implied in the above guidance would be detrimental to the character of a conservation area or adversely affect the setting of a listed building or ancient monument then a reduced level of provision maybe accepted.

Within the town centres of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs (as defined on the Policies Map) new development proposals will not be required or expected to provide on site car parking spaces. Where feasible such proposals should consider measures to encourage occupiers to make greater use of public transport.

To provide clarity and
improve effectiveness

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Policy TP07

Policy TP07 - Town Centre Public Car Parks

In the town centres of Margate, Ramsgate and Broadstairs, as shown on the Policies Map, the existing level of off-street public car parking will be retained. Development resulting in the loss of space at such car parks will be permitted, providing the following criteria are metrefused unless:

1) the proposal includes satisfactory replacement provision as part of the development or on an alternative site considered appropriate and compatible with the operational requirements of the Council's parking service, or
2) exceptional release would enable provision at an alternative location for which there is greater demand and which is compatible with the operational requirements of the Council's parking service, or
3) evidence demonstrates that the car park is under used and/or loss of spaces would be compatible with the operational requirements of the Council's parking service.

To improve clarity and
effectiveness

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Policy TP08

 Policy TP08 - Freight and service delivery

Wherever capacity exists or is capable of being provided, new development proposals will be expected to demonstrate adequate off street servicing.

To ensure that the requirements of the Policy are reasonable

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Policy TP09

Policy TP09 - Car parking provision at Westwood

At Westwood, new commercial development proposals will be expected to demonstrate specific measures to encourage at least 20% of customers to arrive at the site by means other than car. Such measures willcould include restricting total levels of car parking provision as follows and willwould be the subject of a legal agreement.

1) Car parking provision in new development atexceeding 90% of the indicative maximum level set out in the guidance at Appendix C will require specific justification.
2) Where new development is proposed at sites with existing car parking then shared use of car parking will be expected and total provision, assessed on the basis of resultant total floor space of existing and new development, shall not exceed the maximum levels of provision referred in Appendix C.
3) Where extensions to premises are proposed then no new car parking provision will be permitted. Replacement of any car parking lost as a result of such development will not be permitted unless special justification can be demonstrated.
4) Proposals for development that may impact upon demand for car parking will be considered in light of compatibility with the Westwood ReliefSchemeStrategy.

To ensure policy
requirements are justified
and reasonable