In December 2016 Kronen were instructed to support a flatted development in London Borough of Brent as follows:
“Demolition of existing care home building and erection of a two storey building with a converted loft space and basement level to provide 5 self-contained flats (2 x 3 bed and 3 x 2 bed) with associated car and cycle parking spaces, bin stores, amended drop kerb and landscaping”.
The instruction was for a Parking Survey to address “overspill” on-street parking impact concerns as the proposals didn’t meet Development Plan maximum off-street parking standards for new development (Policy DMP 12 Parking and Appendix 1 of Development Management Policies, LB Brent, 2016).
Kronen’s on-street residential parking surveys were carried out in accordance with the “Lambeth Methodology” (‘Lambeth Council Parking Survey Guidance Note‘ (Lambeth Council, 2012)).
The on-street parking surveys found streets surrounding the site had moderate parking uptake with a parking stress of 62%.
The parking impact of the planning application was projected using Development Plan parking standards and detailed local Census data analysis. Based on this the development was considered acceptable in the context of the National Planning Policy Framework (DCLG, 2012) where development should only be refused on transport grounds where the “residual cumulative impacts of development are severe”.
The London Borough of Brent’s planning application’s Officer’s Report highlights the role of the Parking Survey in securing the planning approval.
A parking survey submitted by the applicant follows the Lambeth methodology … This demonstrates that the street is not heavily parked overnight … The parking survey does ease any concerns of overspill parking due to the fact that the surrounding sections of Draycott Avenue are not heavily parked.”
LB Brent’s planning reference was 2017/0696.
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