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Policy:  T 1: Parking Standards

The preference is for assigned parking spaces within the curtilage of the site. With houses, other than sheltered accommodation, providing cycle storage at the rate of two cycle places per first bedroom and one per additional bedroom. Studio flats should provide one cycle storage place per studio. This is to encourage family trips with cycles and safe storage postion  for this method of transport.

Parking Unit

Surrey County Standard (Guidance only)

Guildford Standard

Burpham Standard

Studio apartments


 1 car space max

1 Car Space / 1 cycle space

1 bedroom unit

1 car space per unit

1 car space max

1 Car Space / 2 cycle space

1 & 2 bed flats

 1 car space per unit

1 car space max

1 Car Space / 2 cycle space

2 bedroom unit

1 car space per unit

1.5 spaces max

1.80 car spaces minimum / plus 3 cycle spaces

3 or more bedroom unit


2 car spaces max

2 car spaces minimum / plus 4 cycle spaces

All developments:

1 cycle space min


Elderly (sheltered):

0.5 car spaces per unit

1 & 2 bed houses:

1 car space per unit


1 or more in suburban areas

1.5 or more in suburban edge, village or rural areas

3 bed houses:

1 car space per unit

1 or more in edge of centre

2 or more in town / 2 or more in suburban edge, village or rural areas suburban areas

4 or more bed houses

2 or more spaces per unit in edge of centre, suburban and suburban edge, village or rural areas.

1 space per unit


3 car spaces plus 5 cycle spaces

Visitor Parking

If all parking of residents is provided ‘off road’ there will be space on roads for adjacent properties for visitors and delivery vehicles to safely rest at the kerb side for the duration of their visit to the location.

Supporting Text:


Note 1: Parking on non-residential sites should not be below the prevailing maximum standards in use by Guildford Borough Council. Provision lower than that set out above should be avoided unless clear exceptional circumstances can be justified by the applicant. Due to the high car usage identified in the 2011 census within Guildford Borough and surrounds, commercial parking needs within Burpham will require the maximum predicted use (during the planning application process) to be met on site.


Note 2: Parking standards are designed to prevent on-street parking which has proved unsustainable in Burpham due to the narrow lanes and roads It prevents public transport and emergency vehicles entering estates and should be discouraged at the design stage,


Note 3: To encourage cycling suffient storage for family cycles in each home.

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