Cycle and on-site car parking concerns sink flats scheme

A failure by an appellant to demonstrate that he could satisfactorily provide adequate on-site cycling parking for a development of 4 flats in west London led to an inspector dismissing the appeal, while also ruling that car parking provision was an issue.

400-016-959 (Image Credit: LB of Hounslow)
400-016-959 (Image Credit: LB of Hounslow)

The inspector noted that permission had already been granted for two semi-detached houses on the site. While that scheme made adequate provision for cycle parking, the appellant’s plans did not show how the relevant standard would be met for the appeal proposal. The four flats required a greater level of provision but there was less space available for them be accommodated and a condition would not therefore guarantee that the council’s standards could be met.

Similarly, the four on-site parking spaces also had limitations. It appeared that car doors when might interfere with the amenity space associated with one of the flats. This might prove problematic for occupants to safely open their doors. Consequently, while the design, impact on the character of the area and the provision of adequate living conditions were all acceptable. The failure to adequately address cycle and parking provision meant the appeal failed.

Inspector: Richard Jones; Written representations

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