Have your say on local parking standards

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Mon 30th October 2023

Calling all residents of and visitors to South Normaton, Blackwell and Tibshelf within the Bolsover district area.

Bolsover District Council is asking for views on their draft ‘Local Parking Standards document.’

The Local Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) (which relates to Policy ITCR11 of the Local Plan) provides more detailed advice on how the parking standards (as set out in Appendix 8.2 of the Local Plan) for Bolsover District should be designed and implemented within development proposals.

The consultation, which is open for anyone to comment upon, is live and lasts for four-weeks until 5pm on Monday, November 27.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Growth, councillor John Ritchie said: “We are committed to producing SPDs to provide further guidance to developers so they can better understand, interpret and conform to our Local Plan policies.

This consultation focuses on car parking design for new developments, and we have highlighted many examples of good practice where we are seeking to achieve a higher quality of design throughout Bolsover District.”

Cllr Ritchie continued: “Whilst the document will be of more interest to the development industry, comments can be provided by anyone with an interest in car parking designs in new developments.”

Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) provide more detailed advice or guidance on policies in the Council’s Adopted Local Plan for Bolsover District (2020) and once adopted the SPD will be considered as a “material consideration in decision-making.”

A council spokesman further explained: “The SPD does not revise the standards contained in the local plan but does provide suggested new standards for parking matters not set out in the Local Plan such as cycle parking.”

People can view the consultation draft on the council’s website athttps://www.bolsover.gov.uk/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277 – and paper copies of the document and survey forms are available at Bolsover District Council offices and libraries during the consultation period.

More information is available by contacting the council via email at planning.policy@bolsover.gov.uk or by calling 01246 242424.