We adopted revised local area requirements in July 2018 and are currently in the process of updating this guidance page.

Please check the list of Local Area Requirements July 2018 for the most up to date information before submitting your application.

Where your proposed development involves altering an existing parking area or creating a new one, a parking arrangement plan will need to accompany your planning application.

The information below provides further details about when a parking arrangement plan is required, what information this document should include, how to submit it to us and where further information can be found.

When is a parking arrangement plan required?

A parking arrangement plan should accompany applications for developments that involve altering an existing parking area or creating a new one.

What information should be included in a parking arrangement plan?

A parking arrangement plan should include the following information:

  • guarantees that existing entrances and exits will not be altered or blocked
  • details of proposed disabled car parking arrangements
  • scale drawings and plans showing existing and proposed parking arrangements
    • all plans should be produced to a scale of 1:200 or 1:500
    • entrances, exits and disabled parking arrangements should be clearly labelled

How do I submit a parking arrangement plan?

If you apply for planning permission online using the Planning Portal, you will be given the opportunity to upload your parking arrangement plan after you have completed the relevant application forms. Before uploading any files, please read our guidance notes for submitting electronic files with planning applications (PDF).

If you choose to submit a paper-based application instead, you will need to provide four copies of your parking arrangement plan along with four copies of the relevant application forms.

Where can I find out further information?

For further information on preparing and submitting a parking arrangement plan, please see the following links below: