Reference: SRT 7/5/18
Last update: 17/06/2009 11:57:42
To inform the Department of the impact of maximum standards for non-residential car parking, the research will:
- Review existing research relating to the maximum standards for non-residential car parking set out in PPG13.
- Research the effects of PPG13 on traffic levels and economic development. This will include looking at examples of how PPG13 has been implemented by local authorities, and examples of the effects of parking standards across the UK and Europe.
- Provide a commentary on the strength of current evidence in relation to the implementation and impact of the PPG 13 maximum parking standards.
- Provide an overview on the implementation of PPG13 by Local Authorities examining what can be determined from where PPG 13 has been either fully or only partially adopted and implemented in respect of maximum parking standards.
- Consider whether current policy (PPG13 or the local interpretation of it) has had any effects upon economic development. In particular whether differing application of parking standards has led to, or conversely been caused by, competition effects between adjoining local authorities in attracting particular types of development.
- Assess whether the Traffic Management Act 2004 and the associated Network Management Duty has informed planning decisions with regard to the application of parking standards.
- Review proposals to introduce the workplace parking levy to assess whether this is likely to impact upon the parking standards which are applied, and its likely effectiveness in reducing travel demand.
- Review existing research on the wider application and impacts of introducing maximum parking standards within the UK, Europe and Worldwide to see if there are any common findings from this experience.
The aim of this research is to help inform the Department's policy position on the proposed changes to parking policy as set out in the draft new Planning Policy Statement on Planning for Sustainable Economic Development.
The work will consist of a review of existing research relating to the maximum standards for non-residential car parking set out in Planning Policy Guidance 13, as well as researching the effects of PPG13 on traffic levels and economic development. This will include looking at examples of how PPG13 has been implemented by local authorities, and examples of the effects of parking standards across the UK and Europe.
Atkins Highways and Transportation
Woodcote Grove, Ashley Road, Epsom, Surrey, KT18 5BW
+44 (0)20 7121 2436
Cost to the Department: £18,060.00
Actual start date: 13 February 2008
Actual completion date: 17 June 2008
Research into the Use and Effectiveness of Maximum Parking Standards
Author: Paul Bate
Publication date: 17/06/2008
More information: http://www.dft.gov.uk/publications/maximum-parking-standards/
Departmental Assessment Status: The results are a useful addition to the evidence base informing the Department and contributing to the development of policy.