Residential Parking Standards & Design Guide SPD

Residential Cycle and Car Parking Standards & Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (‘SPD’)

The Council have prepared a draft SPD provides applicants and developers with information about the Council’s parking requirements (both parking standards and parking design for bicycles and cars) for new residential development. The primary aim of the SPD is to supplement existing Development Plan policies which seeks to improve design in the District and the principle objectives of the SPD are:

  • To provide high quality, attractive, well-designed places to live with safe, convenient and useable parking provision;
  • To encourage people to cycle more for short distance trips to improve the health and wellbeing of residents, improve air quality and reduce fuel emissions / energy consumption;
  • To reduce the risk of anti-social and displaced car parking that can compromise the visual qualities of a street and frustrate the ability of pedestrians to navigate places safely and easily;
  • To ensure a consistent and transparent approach to assessing planning applications;

The Council previously consulted on the first draft SPD from 17th September to 11th November 2020. The Council have then sought to produce a new draft based on the consultation responses received. An additional 8 week period of consultation on the alterations will commence on 19th January 2021 and close at 5:15pm on 10th March 2021. Text which has been changed as a consequence of the first consultation is shown as underlined.

Comments should be emailed to: or by post to: Planning Policy, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY


  • 01636 650000

    Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm

    Customer feedback

  • Get in touch:

    Castle House
    Great North Road
    NG24 1BY

Access Extranet