See the Schedule of Vehicle Parking Requirements with Site Boundaries (PDF, 120 KB).

Provision should be made within the boundaries of the site of all new and extended buildings for the parking of customers’ vehicles in accordance with the standards set out in the schedule below provided that:

  • Special consideration can be given to dual use of parking areas where the uses alternate in terms of time scale;
  • Where the use of any building is not specially mentioned in the schedule or more than one use is involved, the Board shall determine the parking provision;
  • For each car a standard of approximately 300 sq.ft. of parking site area (inclusive of driveways) should be made.
  • The areas in which parking spaces are provided should be of practical shapes, which allow for the parking and manoeuvring of vehicles. Narrow and obstructed spaces however large in area are of no value for this purpose.
  • Provision should also be made within the site boundaries for loading of trucks and goods vehicles. In accordance with the standard set out in the schedule. The Board may, however, waive this requirement when the building area is too small, the frontage of the site is short and service is not possible from the rear.

For both enclosed and unenclosed parking, an obstructed rectangular space 18ft. by 18ft. minimum shall be provided for each car except that:

  • Where parking is parallel to the kerb, the length of the car parking space shall be increased to 22ft.
  • Where circumstance allow a vehicle to overhang the kerb by 2 ft. and such overhanging does not seriously limit the use of a sidewalk or other access, the length of the car parking space may be reduced to 16ft.
  • Where the use of one car parking space is limited on both sides by a wall or column, the unobstructed width (face to face obstruction) of the parking space shall be 10ft. or if a door opens into the parking space on its long side 11ft.
  • Where the use of one parking space is limited on one side by a wall or column, the unobstructed width (face to face obstruction) of the parking space shall be 10ft.
  • The minimum width of a parking aisle shall be 18ft. except where parking is provided at a lesser angle to the aisle than 60 degrees and access in one way only, in which case the following aisle widths will apply.