6. Car Parking Guidelines

Outlined below are selected extracts from the Standing Conference on Regional Policy in South Wales Parking Guidelines (Revised Edition 1993) the whole of which have been adopted by the Vale of Glamorgan Council for development control purposes. Prospective developers are advised to acquaint themselves with the full details of the document prior to the formal submission of a planning application. Where standards do not exist for a particular land use, its parking requirements will be assessed according to the merits of the proposal. The Council reserves the right to employ flexibility in its use of parking guidelines and to approve updated parking guidelines when necessary.

Table 1 RESIDENTIAL: NEW BUILD

Type of Development
Residents
Visitors
General Purpose House & Flats:  
1a. One and two bedrooms
1-2 spaces per unit
1 space per 3-5 units
1b. Three plus bedrooms
3 spaces per unit
1 space per 3-5 units
Elderly persons dwellings (not wardened)
0.5-1 space per unit
1 space per 3-5 units

Table 2 RESIDENTIAL: CONVERSIONS

Type of Conversion
Requirements
To self contained flats
Up to 2 spaces per unit for residents
To bedsits/units with shared facilities including hostels)
Up to 1 space per unit for residents

Table 3 RESIDENTIAL: SHELTERED AND OTHER ACCOMMODATION

Type of Development
Requirements
Self contained old people's dwellings
Space for 2-4 dwellings plus 1 space for each resident warden/staff
Homes for elderly, children etc. and nursing omes
Space per resident staff plus 1 space per 4 beds for visitors

Table 4 OFFICES

Floor Area
Requirements
Less than 1001m2
Space per 23-35 m2
Greater than 1000m2
Space per 20-40 m2

Table 5 RETAIL

Type of Development
Operational Requirement
Non- Operational Requirement
Shops up to 200m2
Space for 1 commercial vehicle to unload and maneuver
Space per 60m2 (employees)
Shops up to 201-1000 m2
Space for 2 commercial vehicles to unload and maneuver
Space per 20-40m2 (employees and shoppers)
Shops 1000-2000 m2
Space for 3 commercial vehicles to unload and maneuver
Space per 20-40m2 (employees and shoppers)
Retail Warehousing (non food)
Space to accommodate a minimum of 3 commercial vehicles
Space per 20-30m

Up to 200 spaces 5% of capacity (subject to a minimum of 2 spaces) should be reserved for disabled persons. Over 200 spaces 2% of capacity, plus 6 additional spaces should be reserved for disabled persons

Table 6 CYCLE PARKING

Type of Development
Requirement
Shopping developments / supermarkets
Staff and operation parking at 1 space per 500 q.m. (up to 4000 sq.m. grossfloor area)
Recreational and Community Use
Cycle parking required to cater for the maximum expected usage of thefacility assuming that 5% of all peopleusing the facility will travel by bicycle
Offices
1 space 400 sq.m. gross floor area
Industrial
1 space per 500 sq.m. floor area
Further educational facilities
1 stand per 10 students if car parking allowed and 1 stand per 5 students if car parking is not allowed

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