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Representations on Preferred Options Local Plan - DM22: Parking

Representation ID: 3084

SUPPORT Indigo Planning (Ms Alison Osborne)


Agrees with flexible approach to non-residential car parking provision. Clarify status of 2009 Parking SPD- same standards?

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Representation ID: 3028

COMMENT Sainsburys (Ms Caroline Huett) represented by Indigo Planning (David Hodgetts)


Sainsburys agree with the flexibility approach to non residential car parking. We understand car parking design remains the same as the standards set out in the 2009 SPD. This should be clarified.

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Representation ID: 2603

COMMENT Persimmon Homes (Ms Anna Davies)


Persimmon Homes does not object to these standards and welcomes the ability to relax these standards in certain instances.

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Representation ID: 1951

COMMENT Mr Andy Cartmell


Colchester Civic Society Comments:

A further Park and Ride scheme would be an important asset in achieving Colchester's aims. DM22 does refer to possible further Park & Ride sites but is unspecific. We also believe that there are indications from other towns, including Ipswich and, perhaps also, Chelmsford, that park and ride is not as successful as it was. We suggest that some town centre car parks must remain until the next draft plan in 20 or so years time.

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Representation ID: 1909

COMMENT Economic Growth Colchester Borough Council (Elizabeth Flood)


The policy should acknowledge that for developments with high levels of affordable housing and/or small 1 or 2 bedroom flats, parking can be reduced given existing evidence that car ownership for these users is significantly lower than the general population.

The policy should clarify that sustainable locations where lower parking levels would be acceptable can include high density sites with good public transport even if these are not within the town centre.

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Representation ID: 1834

SUPPORT Mr Guy Williamson represented by Mark Liell & Son LLP (Mr David Coleby)



We SUPPORT the general principles, but parking must reflect the specifics of the location and in smaller settlements where there are fewer options to car-borne journeys and higher car ownership can be expected, greater garage capacity and driveway provision should be entertained.
We consider that the occupants of housing in Langham, being a village with low frequency of bus services and closely located to the A12, will inevitably have a greater reliance on car-borne journeys and therefore cars and associated parking, and parking at higher levels should be allowed.

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Representation ID: 1195

OBJECT Mr Tim Nice


More visitor parking is desperately needed if Colchester is to thrive.

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Representation ID: 1018

COMMENT Mr Phil Coleman


Car charging points

The current proposed policy does not go far enough in terms of a future proof policy regarding the implementation and delivery of car charging points. We know this is a major area the Government wishes to invest and grow so we need to ensure we deliver a policy which supports this. All new developments should offer at least one external car charging point per single dwelling property regardless of bedroom size.

Regarding flats, communial car parking areas should have at least 2 external car charging points.

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Representation ID: 913

COMMENT Colchester Cycling Campaign (William Branhill)


Please see comments elsewhere regarding new cycle parking standards.

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