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Parking Standards

As part of the Local Development Framework for its area, New Forest District Council adopted a revised Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 3 October 2012.  The Parking Standards SPD replaces the previous SPD "The Provision of Car Parking Space in Residential Development (outside the New Forest National Park)" (February 2008) and only applies to the New Forest District outside the National Park. The New Forest National Park Authority has its own standards.

The adopted SPD forms part of the Local Development Framework for New Forest District (outside the National Park) and will assist in the implementation of the adopted Core Strategy, in particular Core Strategy Policy CS24 (Transport considerations). The SPD outlines the recommended provision of cycle and vehicle parking for all new developments. It also identifies thresholds for travel plans and transport assessments. The parking standards aim to encourage efficient use of land by preventing over or under provision of parking, as both scenarios can have severe road safety implications or lead to serious environmental damage.

The Parking Standards SPD has been prepared in close cooperation with officers at both Hampshire County Council and New Forest District Council and provides one composite document detailing standards for all types of development in the New Forest District (outside the National Park).

adobe icon Parking Standards SPD FINAL [710kb]
adobe icon Parking Standards Adoption Statement [281kb]

For further information contact: Policy and Plans. Transportation Team, New Forest District Council, Appletree Court, Beaulieu Road, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7PA


Updated: 20 May 2016
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