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Parking spaces at home vent.

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Praise, Vent & Warnings
So we have always had problems parking at home. Built 2006-7, mix of 3 and 4 bed houses plus a block of flats.
Only 1 parking place per dwelling and no visitors parking.
As can be imagined this leads to parking on pavements, roads too narrow otherwise and pushchairs have to be used in the middle of the road! Not very safe.
So as ther is another similar development planned nearby I thought I would look at moving there. But the parking will be thesame! Who in this day thinks that is OK?

Guidelines state:
2 or 3 bed dwellings
Urban 0-1/2 Space per flat
Sub urban 1 space per dwelling within
curtilage plus 0.5 space communal
Rural 1 space per dwelling within
curtilage plus 0.5 space communal
4 bed or greater dwellings
Urban 1 Space
Sub urban 2 space per dwelling within
curtilage plus 0.5 space communal
Rural 2 space per dwelling within
curtilage plus 0.5 space communal

So a three bed house has 0 or 1/2 a parking place!
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  • edited 5 January at 7:58PM
    hollydayshollydays
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    edited 5 January at 7:58PM
    I don't understand "pushchairs have to be used in the middle of the road ."
  • daveyjpdaveyjp
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    So we have always had problems parking at home. Built 2006-7, mix of 3 and 4 bed houses plus a block of flats.
    Only 1 parking place per dwelling and no visitors parking.
    As can be imagined this leads to parking on pavements, roads too narrow otherwise and pushchairs have to be used in the middle of the road! Not very safe.
    So as ther is another similar development planned nearby I thought I would look at moving there. But the parking will be thesame! Who in this day thinks that is OK?

    Guidelines state:
    2 or 3 bed dwellings
    Urban 0-1/2 Space per flat
    Sub urban 1 space per dwelling within
    curtilage plus 0.5 space communal
    Rural 1 space per dwelling within
    curtilage plus 0.5 space communal
    4 bed or greater dwellings
    Urban 1 Space
    Sub urban 2 space per dwelling within
    curtilage plus 0.5 space communal
    Rural 2 space per dwelling within
    curtilage plus 0.5 space communal

    So a three bed house has 0 or 1/2 a parking place!

    Except it doesn't.
  • EctophileEctophile
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    hollydays wrote: »
    I don't understand "pushchairs have to be used in the middle of the road ."


    Presumably, because the pavements are full of cars.
    If it sticks, force it.
    If it breaks, well it wasn't working right anyway.
  • edited 5 January at 8:46PM
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    edited 5 January at 8:46PM
    Ectophile wrote: »
    Presumably, because the pavements are full of cars.

    That's really selfish.They can't even leave enough narrow space for a pushchair , or wheelchair?Along the whole road? What about a blind person?
  • Norman_CastleNorman_Castle
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    Who in this day thinks that is OK?
    You can have as many spaces as you want if you can afford it. How much do you think these properties would cost if half the land was set aside for parking?
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  • hollydayshollydays
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    You can have as many spaces as you want if you can afford it. How much do you think these properties would cost if half the land was set aside for parking?

    I'm thinking more about the width of the roads
  • knightstyleknightstyle
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    Yes pushchairs do not have enough room on the pavement due to parked cars and the BT and Virgin boxes taking up most of the narrow pavements.
    Some of the 4 bed houses have 3 cars each so there really is nowhere else to park. Surrounding streets are double yellows our street is a dead end so parking is allowed. We re at the end on the turning area and lorries often have a big problem turning round due to cars half on the pavements. Dustbin lorries now reverse into the close.
  • edited 6 January at 11:17AM
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    edited 6 January at 11:17AM
    Yes pushchairs do not have enough room on the pavement due to parked cars and the BT and Virgin boxes taking up most of the narrow pavements.
    Some of the 4 bed houses have 3 cars each so there really is nowhere else to park. Surrounding streets are double yellows our street is a dead end so parking is allowed. We re at the end on the turning area and lorries often have a big problem turning round due to cars half on the pavements. Dustbin lorries now reverse into the close.


    Speak to your local councillor re the parking.


    Actually is the estate managed by a management company ?
  • PasturesNewPasturesNew
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    You can have as many spaces as you want if you can afford it. How much do you think these properties would cost if half the land was set aside for parking?

    While this is true, if you see the plans you can work out how to make parking better. The trouble is, to make parking better for residents it will break some local authority rule for planning permission.

    e.g. you see a plan and think "if you lengthened those gardens by 3' and moved the houses by 1' you could get 1-2 parking spots within the curtilage." Or, more commonly, "if you didn't have that daft planting plan they insist on and the arbitrary trees and odd end spot of grass, XYZ houses could've had their own parking within the curtilage".

    Authorities want to see it all looking pretty on the plans, with trees and shrubs..... they don't then try to work out how it'll look when everybody comes home and visitors arrive.
  • ToxicWombleToxicWomble
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    Maybe if builders stopped building stupid sized garages that you cant even fit a medium sized car in that would free up space for parking as well.
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