Number of parking spaces in new developments to rise following Hertsmere Borough Council review

Number of parking spaces in new developments to rise following Hertsmere Borough Council review

Number of parking spaces in new developments to rise following Hertsmere Borough Council review

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The number of parking spaces that developers have to provide for new housing developments is to increase following a council policy review.

Hertsmere Borough Council has revised its Car Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document, which sets out the council’s off-street parking guidelines for new developments.

The new policy comes into effect today, following a consultation process.

It has been revised to help address concerns that not enough parking was being provided at some new developments in the borough.

Parking standards in Hertsmere have previously been based on the number of bedrooms per property, but some bedrooms were being described as studies and gyms- meaning that developers could meet parking standards by showing a reduced number of bedrooms in each property.

Councillor Harvey Cohen, portfolio holder for planning and localism, said: “We know parking can be an issue for our existing and new residents when new developments are built so these revisions aim to ensure we are doing all we can to ensure there is adequate provision."

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2:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

TRT says...

They've finally twigged that developers play dirty tricks to get round planning regulations?
They've finally twigged that developers play dirty tricks to get round planning regulations? TRT
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3:22pm Mon 21 Jul 14

LSC says...

Is this article seriously suggesting that the Council previously thought people who would buy a house with its own GYM, would also be the sort of person who wouldn't be fussed about owning a car?
Having your own gymnasium equals Audi just at entry level. And a 4x4 for the school-run, of course, you need extra traction on those funny yellow zig-zag lines, whatever they are for.
Is this article seriously suggesting that the Council previously thought people who would buy a house with its own GYM, would also be the sort of person who wouldn't be fussed about owning a car? Having your own gymnasium equals Audi just at entry level. And a 4x4 for the school-run, of course, you need extra traction on those funny yellow zig-zag lines, whatever they are for. LSC
  • Score: 5

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