Decision details

Bournemouth Christchurch Poole Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To seek authority to undertake public consultation on the Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a period of 4 weeks commencing 7th September 2020.



(a)          Approve the draft Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a four-week public consultation period from 14 September 2020.

(b)          Note the urgency to implement appropriate on-street parking controls to support the reduced car parking levels set out in the SPD.

(c)          Agree that any necessary minor amendments, including spelling or other changes where they do not alter the intent of the draft SPD are delegated to the Director for Growth & Infrastructure in liaison with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning.

(d)          Note that post-consultation, a final SPD shall return to Cabinet on 16 December 2020, and subject to Member agreement for formal adoption by Council on 5 January 2021.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder(s): Strategic Planning

                               Transport and Infrastructure


To ensure the Council has a single, up-to-date and consistent framework for parking standards for new developments across the BCP area. Having an updated set of parking standards will ensure that the Council’s approach to parking requirements assists with the delivery of viable development aligns with BCP Corporate Strategy objectives of contributing to carbon reduction and promotes modal shift to more sustainable travel to recognise the council’s commitment to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.


Report author: Alexis Edwards

Publication date: 11/09/2020

Date of decision: 09/09/2020

Decided at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

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