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Parking: Standards and Design SPD

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South Northamptonshire Council is carrying out public consultation on a proposed new supplementary planning document (SPD) for Parking.

The Council has existing supplementary planning guidance (SPG) on Parking, although that document was adopted in 2003 and is now over 14 years old.

The Council is therefore looking to update its guidance and adopt its own new SPD on parking, covering all the required amounts and standards of parking, as well as its aesthetic design.

The document, entitled ‘Parking: Standards and Design’, is proposed to be adopted by SNC as a supplementary planning document (SPD). Once formally adopted, it will supersede the previous SPG and become a material planning consideration for all development throughout South Northamptonshire.

This document will:

  • Set new minimum parking requirements for all types of development (including car, bicycle, motorbike and HGV parking)
  • Set out the preferred arrangements and layout of parking
  • Give guidance on the design of garages and the use of different types of surfacing for parking areas
  • Give guidance on the provision of charging point for electric vehicles

Please let us know what you think of the draft documents and any way in which you think it could be changed or improved. Anyone and everyone is welcomed to make comments.

This consultation has now closed.


  • Opened
    4 Jan 2018 at 09:00
  • Closed
    1 Feb 2018 at 17:00
  • Response Published