PPS 7: Quality Residential Environments
Policy QD 1: Parking
4.36 The amount of car parking required in any development will be negotiated with developers according to the specific characteristics of the development and its location and having regard to the Department’s published standards. All car parking should be well designed, convenient and located to allow for informal surveillance. It should not, however, dominate the residential environment to be created. In instances where car parking is proposed within the built fabric of a building, such as apartment development, this will only be acceptable where it will not result in a negative impact on the street scene at ground level.
4.37 Developers will also need to indicate what arrangements have been made within the development for secure bicycle parking. For apartment developments communal bicycle stands will often be required.