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Parking Standards
Non-Residential Development: Class D

Class D12: Community and Cultural Uses

Description Non-Operational Parking Space Operational Parking Space Cycle Parking Standard
Nursery schools Day nurseries Pre school play groups
1 space per bedroom, plus restaurant, function room, conference and bar at 1 space per 5 m2 GFA. Resident staff at 1 space per 3 staff on duty Not required Minimum of 2 per unit
Primary Schools
1 space per Doctor or Consultant 1 space per 3 Nursing and Ancillary Staff 1 space per 3 beds 4 spaces per outpatient consulting room Facilities are required for buses and cars to pick up and set down using either coach space, manoeuvring space or a turning area, all without engaging reverse gear Ideally an internal one way system should be provided with associated lay-bye to allow setting down and picking up of pupils by both bus and car Space can be provided using reinforced playgrounds and driveways A minimum provision for bus spaces will be required with additional provision depending on the needs of the educational facility 1 per 10 students
Secondary Schools 1 space per teaching staff 1 space per 2 ancillary staff 1 space per 10 pupils over age 17 One third of total staff provision for visitors Facilities are required for buses and cars to pick up and set down using either coach space, manoeuvring space or a turning area, all without engaging reverse gear Ideally an internal one way system should be provided with associated lay-bye to allow setting down and picking up of pupils by both bus and car Space can be provided using reinforced playgrounds and driveways A minimum provision for bus spaces will be required with additional provision depending on the needs of the educational facility
Further Education
1 space per 3 Nursing and Ancillary Staff
0.25-0.5 spaces per bed, greater where particular parking diffi culty experienced
Where no communal living standards are involved normal residential standards apply
Facilities are required for buses and cars to pick up and set down using either coach space, manoeuvring space or a turning area, all without engaging reverse gear Ideally an internal one way system should be provided with associated lay-bye to allow setting down and picking up of pupils by both bus and car Space can be provided using reinforced playgrounds and driveways A minimum provision for bus spaces will be required with additional provision depending on the needs of the educational facility 1 per 10 staff
Libraries Art Galleries Museums
1 space per 3 staff plus
1 space per 30 m2 GFA
1 mobile library parking space
Minimum of 10 per unit
Health Centres Doctors’ Surgeries Day Clinics Dentists Surgeries Veterinary Surgeries 1 space per Doctor,Dentist or Vet. 1 space per 2 other staff. 4 spaces per  consulting or treatment room. 1 ambulance space per Health Centre (minimum) Veterinary Surgeries must provide adequate turning and manoeuvring space for larger vehicles with trailers where large animal practice is involved
Minimum of 2 per unit
Theatres, Cinemas, Concert Halls, Dance Halls and Bingo Halls
1 space per 3 seats
Minimum of 10 per unit

Class D22: Assembly and Leisure

Description Non-Operational Parking Space Operational Parking Space Cycle Parking Standard
Theatres, Cinemas, Concert Halls, Dance Halls and Bingo Halls
1 space per 3 seats
Minimum of 10 per unit
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