- All non-residential elements of a development should provide at least one on or off-street disabled persons parking bay.
- Disabled persons parking should be provided in accordance with the levels set out in Table 10.6.
- Disabled persons parking bays should be located on firm and level ground, as close as possible to the building entrance or facility they are associated with.
- Designated bays should be marked up as disabled persons parking bays from the outset.
- Enlarged bays should be large enough to become disabled persons parking bays quickly and easily via the marking up of appropriate hatchings and symbols and the provision of signage, if required i.e. if it can be demonstrated that the existing level of disabled persons parking is not adequate.
- Designated disabled persons parking bays and enlarged bays should be designed in accordance with the design guidance provided in BS8300: Vol 1.
|Designated bays (Per cent of total parking provision)||Enlarged bays (Per cent of total parking provision)|
|Workplace||5 per cent||5 per cent|
|Education||5 per cent||5 per cent|
|Retail, recreation and leisure||6 per cent||4 per cent|
|Transport car parks||5 per cent||5 per cent|
|Religious buildings and crematoria||Minimum two spaces or 6 per cent, whichever is the greater||4 per cent|
|Sports facilities||Refer to Sports England Guidance|
Standards for non-residential disabled persons parking are based on a percentage of the total number of parking bays. Careful assessment will therefore be needed to ensure that these percentages make adequate provision in light of the need for disabled persons parking bays by Blue Badge holders. The provision of disabled persons parking bays should be regularly monitored and reviewed to ensure the level is adequate and enforcement is effective. Some Blue Badge parking should be provided even if no general parking is provided.