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Replacement Local Development Plan


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The Local Development Plan (LDP) provides the legal framework for the development and use of land within the County Borough (excluding that part covered by the Snowdonia National Park Authority). It also provides the context for determining local planning applications. As the local planning authority, we are responsible for preparing and updating the Local Development Plan.
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LDP2 - Parking Standards Focussed Changes Document

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Parking Standards

No Comments LDP2 - 001

1.1 Section/Heading: 10.2.2

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Vehicle Bays - The bay must be of sufficient size and be located so that the vehicle can be manoeuvred within the site, e.g. the 12m rigid lorry requires an absolute minimum of 105m² to allow it to leave a site in forward gear. Further details of good design practice can be found in appropriate Highway Authority Design Standards or 'Designing for Deliveries', Freight Transport Association 1998.

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Vehicle Bays - The bay must be of sufficient size and be located so that the vehicle can be manoeuvred within the site, e.g. the 12m rigid lorry requires an absolute minimum of 105m² to allow it to leave a site in forward gear. Further details of good design practice can be found in appropriate Highway Authority Design Standards or 'Designing for Deliveries', Freight Transport Association 1998. Bays for goods vehicles should normally be 3.5m in width. Some standard vehicle dimensions are shown below.

Justification: Added for clarification in line with comments received.

No Comments LDP2 - 002

1.2 Section/Heading: 10.3.1

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Planting should be used in car parks to relieve the monotony of areas of paving: to define or screen parking bays, and to provide visual features. Landscaping is seen as an integrated part of the design of parking areas and not as an after thought. Grass, ground cover plants, shrubs and trees used in car parks should be pollution resistant varieties, and in the case of trees should not be a type liable to heavy leaf fall, fruit dropping or branch shedding. Particularly to be avoided are most varieties of lime, maiden hair and horse chestnut. Care should be taken that planting does not obscure sight lines at junctions or remove any degree of natural surveillance.

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Planting should be used in car parks to relieve the monotony of areas of paving: to define or screen parking bays, and to provide visual features. Further reference should be made to LDP5 - 'Biodiversity in Planning' SPG. Landscaping is seen as an integrated part of the design of parking areas and not as an after thought. Grass, ground cover plants, shrubs and trees used in car parks should be pollution resistant varieties, and in the case of trees should not be a type liable to heavy leaf fall, fruit dropping or branch shedding. Particularly to be avoided are most varieties of lime, maiden hair and horse chestnut. Care should be taken that planting does not obscure sight lines at junctions or remove any degree of natural surveillance.

Justification: Added for clarification and to cross-reference to other related guidance in line with comments received.

No Comments LDP2 - 003

1.3 Section/Heading: 10.3.5

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There is a wide variety of surfacing materials available which can be used for car parks. The choice of which one to use in a specific situation will depend on the intensity of use expected, the desired appearance and the amount of money available for laying and maintenance.

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There is a wide variety of surfacing materials available which can be used for car parks. The choice of which one to use in a specific situation will depend on the intensity of use expected, the desired appearance and the amount of money available for laying and maintenance. Consideration should be given to the use of porous surfacing materials as this would be complimentary to the use of SUDS.

Justification: Added for clarification in line with comments received

No Comments LDP2 - 004

1.4 Section/Heading: 10.6.2 Reductions in Parking Requirement

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Other than for Zone 1 City Centre locations, the reductions in parking requirement for residential units shall not result in less than one parking space remaining and for all other developments the reduction shall not be applied unless an acceptable travel plan is also submitted.

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Other than for Zone 1 City Centre locations, the reductions in parking requirement for residential units shall not result in less than one parking space remaining and for all other developments the reduction shall not be applied unless an acceptable travel plan is also submitted. Regard will be given to the potential effect of any overspill parking.

Justification: Added for clarification in line with comments received

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