The appellants proposed to provide one car parking space per unit. The council pointed out that this fell short of the one-and-a-half spaces required for two-bedroom residential units. It claimed that this under-provision would inevitably add to on-street parking pressure.
The inspector noted that the on-street parking pressures stemmed from students attending a nearby college and measures were being taken to resolve this problem. Given the appeal site's location on a pedestrian route into the town centre and good public transport links, she decided that the scheme was acceptable.
DCS No: OT100-044-814; Inspector: Linda Wride; Inquiry.