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Parking Standards
Introduction

This document sets out the parking standards that the Department will have regard to in assessing proposals for new development. It includes parking standards for residential development previously published in ‘Creating Places – Achieving Quality in Residential Developments’.
The standards comprise Supplementary Planning Guidance and should be read in conjunction with the relevant policies contained in Planning Policy Statements or the Development Plan.
The principle objective of the parking standards is to ensure that, in assessing development proposals, appropriate consideration is given to the accommodation of vehicles attracted to the site within the context of wider government policy aimed at promoting modal shift to more sustainable forms of transport.
The precise amount of car parking will be determined according to the specific characteristics of the development and its location having regard to these standards or any reduction provided for in an area of parking restraint designated in a development plan. Proposals should not prejudice road safety or signifi cantly inconvenience the flow of traffic.
Developers are advised to consult the relevant development plans to ascertain whether specific parking limitations apply to their proposed development location.
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