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Parking Standards
Non-Residential Development: No Specific Class 'Sui Generis'

No Specific Class2 'Sui Generis'

Description Non-Operational Parking Space Operational Parking Space Cycle Parking Standard
Churches and Church Halls 1 space per 3 seats Churches shall have a minimum of 1 coach space Minimum of 10 per unit
Indoor / outdoor stadia including rugby, football, soccer, gaelic football, skating etc.
  • 1 space per 3 staff
  • 1 space per 3 players / competitors
  • 1 space per 3 spectators
1 coach space per 500 spectators Minimum of 10 per unit
Soccer, Hockey, Rugby, Cricket etc Pitches 1 space per 3 players 1 coach space per 4 pitches Minimum of 2 per unit
Sports / Leisure Centres
  • 1 space per 3 staff
  • 1 space per 3 players
  • 1 space per 3 spectators
Minimum of 10 per unit
Swimming Pool
1 space per 3 Staff Patrons = 1 space per 5m2 per pool / rink Spectators = 1 space per 3 seats 1 coach space per 500 Spectators Minimum of 10 per unit
Golf Courses 1 space per 3 Staff 4 spaces per hole for players Bar and restaurant to be assessed separately 11/2 spaces per bay for a golf driving range Minimum of 5 per unit
Marinas
  • 1 space per 3 Staff Boat users = 1 space per berth
  • 1 trailer space per 10 berths
Minimum of 5 per unit
Caravan/Camping Sites
  • 1 space per 3 Staff (adjacent to site office)
  • 1 space per 10 pitches (adjacent to site office)
  • 1 space per pitch
Public Open Space 4 spaces per hectare
Taxi Offices 1 space per 20 m2 GFA. Depending on the scale and character of the proposal additional parking facilities may be required 1 space per 930 m2 1 commercial vehicle space per 3000 m2 GFA
Hotels 1 space per bedroom plus restaurant, functionroom, conference and bar at 1 space per 5 m2 GFA. Resident staff at 1 space per 3 staff on duty Minimum of 1 lorry space and manoeuvring space for coach
Minimum of 2 per unit
+ 1 per 30 beds
Bars Outside development limit Inside development limit
  • 1 space per 3 m2 NFA
  • 1 space per 5 m2 NFA
1 lorry space when >500 m2 GFA
1 lorry space when >500 m2 GFA
Minimum of 5 per unit
Restaurants Outside development limit Inside development limit
  • 1 space per 3 m2 NFA
  • 1 space per 5 m2 NFA
1 lorry space when >500 m2 NFA
1 lorry space when >500 m2 GFA
Minimum of 2 per unit
Roadside restaurant or service restaurant outside the development limit Targeting mixed use of lorries and cars A minimum of 6 No easilyaccessible HGV, and  2 No car with caravan spaces plus minimum car parking spaces at 1 space per 3 m2 NFA plus 1 space per 3 staff
Not required
Minimum of 2 per unit
Hot food take away. Street frontage infill 1 space per 3 m2 NFA and 1 space per 3 staff Minimum of 2 per unit
Drive through / take away restaurant 1 space per 3 m2 NFA and 1 space per 3 staff Minimum length of drive through queue provision should be suffi cient for 15 cars without interference with other parking or the public road Minimum of 2 per unit
Transport Cafe Outside development limit
  • 1 car parking space per 3 staff.
  • 1 lorry space per 3 m2 net floor area
Minimum of 2 per unit
Car Showrooms Offices: 1 space per 30 m2 GFA Sales:1 space per 100 m2 of internal and external sales area Space for parking and unloading car transporter
Minimum of 2 per unit
Petrol Filling Station 1 space per pump position, plus 1 waiting space per pump position not impeding entry or exit from the site or any other site facility, plus appropriately located parking for retail shop as per shopping standard Space for discharging petrol tanker. Retail as per shopping standard. Minimum of 2 per unit
Garages Add together the number of spaces required for each category, e.g. repair and servicing garages, showrooms, petrol filling station and retail, etc. Minimum 1 lorry space
Repair and servicing Garages
  • Spare parts store - 1 space per 25 m2 GFA if a main Distributor
  • Workshop - 4 spaces per bay or 2 lorry spaces plus 1 car space if a lorry repair shop (the service bay counts as one space)
Car Wash 5 spaces for waiting not impeding entry or exit from the site or any other on site facility
Tyre and Exhaust Centre
4 spaces per repair bay (1 repair bay counts as 1 space) 2 lorry spaces per lorry repair bay 1 space per 3 staff Minimum of 1 lorry space
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