The Parking Standards Study Report (October 2011), which can be dowloaded below, has been prepared for Wokingham Borough to enable the current parking standards to be reviewed.
The Council's current parking standards are based on a strategy for the borough prepared in 2003 and these are now out of date. Since these standards were adopted there have been significant changes to Government policy and the Council has adopted its Core Strategy and Local Transport Plan 3.
The parking standards contained within the document are required to support the implementation of the Core Strategy and Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3).
The Parking Standards Study Report contains a review of residential dwelling developments completed between 2004 and 2009 with a specific view of how car parking is being used and the problems being encountered within these estates.
The report also examines garage use (for parking cars) and ways in which the estate road layout contributes to car parking problems. It provides advice to developers on how vehicle parking could be better integrated in to the design of new residential estates inline with national guidance such as Manual for Streets.
As part of the review, the establishment of a demand led approach to calculating parking provision for new residential estates is proposed inline with the Council’s expectations on better design and provision to take account of recent changes to historic National Policy approaches to residential car parking.
Potential parking standards for all planning use classes, types of vehicles, cycles and disabled bays is also provided. These will form part of the future Managing Development Delivery Development Plan Document (MDD DPD).