Appendix C - Parking Standards

Guidance on car parking provision (indicative maximum provision)

 

Retail

Indicative maximum spaces

Food retail up to 1,000m2

1 per 18m2  (includes staff parking)

Food retail over 1,000m2

1 per 14 m2 (includes staff parking)

Non food retail

1 per 25m2 (includes staff parking)

  

Financial and Professional services

Indicative maximum spaces

 

1 per 20m2 (includes staff parking)

  

Restaurants & cafes

Indicative maximum spaces

Restaurants

1 per   6m2 plus 1 per two staff

Transport cafes

1 per 15m2 plus 1 per two staff

  

Drinking establishments

Indicative maximum spaces

 

1 per 10m2 plus 1 space per two staff

  

Hot food takeaways

Indicative maximum spaces

 

1 per 8m2 plus 1 space per two staff

 

Business

Indicative maximum spaces

Offices up to 500m2

1 per 20m2

Offices 501m2 to 2,500m2

1 per 25m2

Offices over 2,500m2   

1 per 30m2

High tech/Research/Industrial

1 per 35m2

 

General industrial

Indicative maximum spaces

Up to 200m2

3 spaces

Over 200m2

1 per 50m2

 

Storage & distribution

Indicative maximum spaces

Storage & Distribution

1 per 110m2

Wholesale Trade Distribution

1 per 35m2

 

Hotels

Indicative maximum spaces

Hotels, motels, boarding & guest houses

1 per bedroom plus 1 per two staff

Other

1 per unit/pitch plus 1 per three units of five person capacity or greater plus 1 per two staff

 

Residential Institutions

Indicative maximum spaces

Nursing homes/residential care homes

1 per six beds or residents plus 1 per resident staff plus 1 per two other staff

Hospitals & Hospices

2 per three beds plus 1 per two staff

Residential schools, colleges or training centres

1 per fifteen residents plus 1 per resident staff plus 1 per two other staff

 

Non residential institutions

Indicative maximum spaces

Primary & secondary schools

1 per staff plus 10%

Further & higher education

1 per seven students plus 1 per staff

Libraries/art galleries/museums/public exhibition hall

1 per 60m2

Places of worship

1 per five seats

Medical centres/clinics/surgeries (including veterinary surgeries)

4 per consulting room/treatment room plus 1 per two staff

nurseries/crèches & playschools

1 per 4 children plus 1 space per two staff

Day care centres

1 per four attendees plus 1 per two staff

Law courts

6 per courtroom plus 1 per two staff

 

Assembly & Leisure

Indicative maximum spaces

Cinemas, concert halls, conference centres, bingo halls

1 per five seats

Social clubs, discotheques, dance halls, ballrooms

1 per 22m2

Multi-activity sports & leisure centres, swimming pools, ice rinks, health & fitness centres, gymnasia

1 per 22m2 plus 1 per fifteen seats where appropriate

Marinas & other boating facilities

1 per mooring or berth

Stadia

1 per 15 seats

Bowling greens/centres/alleys, snooker halls, tennis/squash, badminton clubs

3 per lane/court table plus 1 per fifteen spectator seats where applicable

Outdoor sports facilities, playing fields

1 per two  participants plus 1 per fifteen spectators

Golf courses & driving ranges

3 per hole/bay

Equestrian centres, riding stables

1 per stable

Historic house & gardens, country parks

1 per 400 visitors

Theme parks/leisure parks

1 per two hundred visitors per annum

Other

1 per 22m2

 

Other

Indicative maximum spaces

Car sales

1 per 50m2 plus 1 per two staff

Petrol filling stations

1 per 20m2

Night clubs/casinos

1 per 22m2

Theatres

1 per 5 seats

Retail warehouse clubs

1 per 25m2

Amusement arcades

1 per 22m2

Residential hostels

1 per six  residents plus 1 per resident staff and 1 per two other staff

Vehicle servicing and repair

4 per service bay plus 1 per 2 staff

Taxi, vehicle hire, coach & bus depots

1 per four registered vehicles plus 1 per two staff

Open commercial use (e.g. scrap yards, recycling centres)

To be assessed individually plus 1 space per two staff

 

 

Guidance on cycle parking provision

 

Retail

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

Up to 1,000m2

1 per 200m2  customer & 1 per 200m2 employees

Up to 5000m2

1 per 400m2  customer & 1 per 400m2 employees

Over 5000m2

1 per 2500m2  customer & 1 per 2500m2 employees

 

Financial and Professional services

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 1000m2  customer & 1 per 200m2 employees

  

Restaurants & cafes

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 10 seats customers & 1 per 20 seats employees

  

Drinking establishments

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 10 seats customers & 1 per 20 seats employees

  

Hot food takeaways

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 10 seats customers & 1 per 20 seats employees

 

Business

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 200m2 employees & 1 per 1000m2 visitors

 

General industrial

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 200m2 employees & 1 per 1000m2 visitors

 

Storage & distribution

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 200m2 employees & 1 per 1000m2 visitors

 

Hotels

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

 

1 per 10 bed spaces

  

Residential Institutions

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

Residential institutions & hospitals

1 per 10 bed spaces

Residential schools, colleges and training centres

1 per 5 students.

  

Dwellings

Provision (cycle parking spaces)1 per dwelling

Individual residential dwellings

1 per bedroom

Flats & maisonettes

1 per unit

Sheltered accommodation

1 space per 5 units

  

Non residential institutions

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

Primary schools

1 per 50 pupils

Secondary schools and further & higher education

1 per 5 pupils/students

Medical centres/surgeries

1 per two consulting/treatment rooms

Other (including libraries and places of worship)

1 per 50 seats or 100m2

  

Assembly & Leisure

Provision (cycle parking spaces)

Leisure and entertainment venues

1 per 300 seats customers & 1 per 300 seats employees

Sports facilities

1 per 10 participants plus 10% plus 1 per 10 staff