4. Parking Standards

Type of development
Standards
Notes
Residential
  
 Houses and flats
(including aged
persons’ dwellings)
  1. Within Sleaford and North Hykeham
    A maximum on average of 1.5 car parking spaces per dwelling.
  2. Elsewhere in the District
    A maximum on average of 2 car parking
    spaces for dwellings with 3 or less
    bedrooms, and 3 car parking spaces for
    dwellings with 4 or more bedrooms.

 

 

 

A garage space plus the space immediately in front of it will count as one space.

 Sheltered housing
- warden aided
accommodation

A maximum of 1 car parking space per 2 units.


Cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits.

 
 Community homes -
homes for the
elderly/children/
physically
or mentally
handicappedpeople

 A maximum of 1 car parking space per 3 residents.


Cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits.

 
 Halls of
residence/nurses
homes/other
residential hostels
 Car and cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits. The general aim will be to restrict car parking to the minimum required for safe operation (e.g. offloading picking up) within Sleaford and North Hykeham, and to a maximum of 1 space per 3 residents elsewhere.
 Retail  
 Food retail

 A maximum of 1 car parking space per 14 square metres of gross floor area.

A minimum of 1 cycle stand per 250 square metres of gross floor area

 In general, car parking within Sleaford town centre will normally be expected to be short stay and available for public use.
Non-food retail

 A maximum of 1 car parking space per 20 square metres of gross floor area.

A minimum of 1 cycle stand per 500 square metres of gross floor area.

 In general, car parking within Sleaford town centre will normally be expected to be short stay and available for public use.
Employment
  
 Offices

A maximum of 1 car parking space per 30 square metres of gross floor area.

A minimum of 1 cycle stand per 200 square metres of gross floor area.

 
 General industry

 A maximum of 1 car parking space per 65 square metres gross floor area.

A minimum of 1 cycle stand per 200 square metres of gross floor area.

 
 Warehousing

 A maximum of 1 car parking space per 150 square metres of gross floor area.

A minimum of 1 cycle stand per 1,000 square metres of gross floor area.

 
 Education  
 Nursery schools/primary schools/secondary schoolsCar and cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits, but typically a maximum of 1 car parking space per 2 staff plus an allowance for visitors.A School Travel Plan is likely to be required in support of any proposal.
 Higher and further educationCar and cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits, but typically a maximum of 1 car parking space per 2 staff plus a maximum of 1 space per 15 students.A Transport Assessment (see paragraphs 7.8 and 7.12) and Travel Plan (see paragraphs 7.11 and 7.12) are likely to be required in support of any proposal.
Other development
types
  
 Cinemas/theatres/ conference facilities/bingo halls/other places of assembly with fixed seating

A maximum of 1 car parking space per 5 seats.

A minimum of 1 cycle stand per 20 seats.

 
 Hospitals (including extensions to existing sites)Car and cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits.A Transport Assessment and Travel Plan are likely to be required in support of any proposal
 StadiaCar and cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits, but typically a maximum of 1 car parking space per 15 seats.A Transport Assessment and Travel Plan are likely to be required in support of any proposal
 Sports facilities (e.g. leisure centre /swimming pools/ squash clubs)Car and cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits.A Transport Assessment and Travel Plan are likely to be required in support of any proposal
 Sports facilities (e.g. leisure centre /swimming pools/ squash clubs)

A maximum of 1 car parking space per 3 square metres public drinking area plus 1 space per 5 square metres of public dining area.

Cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits.

 Additional facilities, such as accommodation and conference facilities will need to be assessed separately in accordance with th appropriate standard.
 Hotels

A maximum of 1 car parking space per bedroom

Cycle parking requirements to be assessed on individual merits.

Additional facilities, such as bars/dining rooms open to the general public and conference facilities, will need to b assessed separately in accordance with the appropriate standard.

Parking for powered two-wheelers (motorcycles, mopeds, scooters, etc.) should be provided at 1 space per 20 car parking spaces.

Parking for disabled people should be provided, in addition to the adopted maximum parking standards, in accordance with the following standards:

Cycle stands should be of the hooped type (often referred to as a Sheffield stand), which is capable of accommodating 2 cycles.

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