One of the key issues facing motorists in England is parking, both residential and commercial as most forms of development have the potential to increase the amount of car parking requirements. Parking Surveys are required to determine the impacts of car parking of a proposed development on surrounding streets where the development has not provided adequate parking provision within its site.
Parking stress surveys is the accepted standard by planning authorities to determine the current parking profile at the location of a proposed development, using it to assess the impact of the development on parking capacity usually within a 200m walking distance for residential developments.
Our Parking Survey Reports are predominantly based on The Lambeth Council Parking Survey Guidance Note 2012 known as the ‘Lambeth Methodology’. This is the primary methodology for undertaking parking stress surveys; however we adhere to other specific methodologies or guidance as required by the local planning authority such as Richmond, Lewisham, Merton and Southwark councils.
At SANDS we undertake parking stress survey and other parking studies by collecting parking data to identify the parking trends such as duration of stay, capacity and stress in the development of parking strategies
A parking survey is all about collecting both off-street and on-street data to determine parking trends and needs. This data contains capacity, duration of survey, as well as available parking space. In London, Lambeth methodology is the most used methodology for parking stress surveys , especially, when a parking survey is used to support transport statements or assessments for development projects.
Parking Surveys For Your Development Project.
We carry out detailed and efficient parking surveys to support the development application in the best possible way. For most developments, our team of expert surveyors collects the parking data manually and others may require video surveys where practical and efficient. They determine the parking stress predominantly based on surveys based on the Lambeth Council Parking Survey Guidance Note 2012 widely regarded as the ‘Lambeth methodology’, a method adopted by many London Boroughs. We use other methodologies as specified by the local authority such as London borough of Richmond upon Thames Parking beat survey criteria , Merton Council Transport Residential Parking Survey Methodology and Southwark Council Residential Parking Survey Methodology Guidance Note.
Typically, our parking stress survey report contains the following:
- An introductory section discussing the proposed development and purpose of the report;
- A section on the methodology used for the survey;
- A section reviewing the survey area, site constraints, traffic orders and a drawing showing existing site including road makings and traffic signs on an ordnance survey based map of the survey area;
- A section analyzing the survey results with drawings highlighting the exact parking locations of vehicles during the survey period; and
Our parking stress surveys can help in identifying actual parking levels instead of perceived ones. These professionally conducted parking stress surveys can be delivered as an individual document or as part of a transport assessment.
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