Question to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities:
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities plan adequately for residential vehicle parking for new-build properties.
It is for local authorities to assess the level of parking required for new developments and to set local parking standards.
The Government has made clear in the National Planning Policy Framework the factors that authorities should take into account when setting local parking standards for residential and non-residential development.
These include considering the accessibility of the development; the type, mix and use of development; the availability of and opportunities for public transport; local car ownership levels; and the need to ensure an adequate provision for spaces for charging plug-in and other ultra-low emission vehicles.