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The size of car parking spaces?

  • 29-07-2022 12:06pm
    Registered Users Posts: 6,125 ✭✭✭

    Are there any regulations that apply to how big or small car parking spaces need to be for planning permission to be granted?

    The reason I'm asking is that I can park around my local town and shops like Lidl and Aldi have spaces that are 2.3 - 2.4 meters between the lines and parking is easy. Then there are the councils car parks which you have to pay for and the distance between the lines (middle of line to middle of line) is less than 2 meters. 2 meters is really really tight. I should dig it out, I have a picture somewhere on my phone of a large car parked perfectly between the lines with millimeters to spare, with wheel arches added it filled the space.

    What I am thinking is that planners would insist on 2.3 - 2.4 meters for planning permission yet because they are under pressure to provide more parking spaces (having removed a lot of on street parking) made their own spaces much smaller.

    Wake me up when it's all over.