Summary of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Cycle Parking Standards

From South Cambridgeshire Local Plan: Deposit, February 1999. Appendix 7/2, “Standards for Cycle Parking Provision”

Introduction

Cycle parking standards are necessary to ensure that new developments provide adequate secure cycle parking. The standards set out in this appendix form part to Policy TP18 and are an integral part of the Local Plan; the standards therefore need to be read within the context of that policy.

The provision of cycle parking to these standards will assist in encouraging more people to use a bicycle for some journeys in that they will be assured of a safe and secure place to park their bicycle at the end of their journey. In this way, the provision will help towards reducing car dependency and fulfilling the other objectives of PPG13 by encouraging a more sustainable transport system.

In the villages most homes, whether existing or yet to be built, have appropriate areas such as garages where cycles can be kept securely and under cover, so the most important provision will be at the other end of the journey at work, school, doctors’ surgery, shop or community facility.

In the Cambridge Northern Fringe 12 ha of housing is allocated as part of mixed-use development at Chesterton Sidings in Policy CNF4 and Policy HG3. This area of 12 ha is expected to bring forward 464 dwellings at a density of 38 dwellings per hectare. At these densities which are appropriate for urban sites such as this, there is a need to ensure adequate cycle parking.

RESIDENTIAL
Housing for Chesterton Sidings – Class C3
Dwellings with one bedroom:
one secure cycle space to be provided, within the curtilage where possible.
Dwellings with two or more bedrooms:
two secure cycle spaces.
Hotels and Guest Houses – Class C1
One secure cycle space per two employees working at the same time.
Residential accommodation for people in need of care – Class C2
One secure cycle space per two members of staff working at the same time. Hospitals will be determined according to the needs of each proposal.
Student residential accommodation
One secure cycle space per bedspace
SHOPS – CLASS A1
Small shops
One secure cycle space per 25sq.m.
Convenience superstores (over 1400sq.m.)
One secure cycle space per 25sq.m. gross floorspace
FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL SERVICES – CLASS A2
One secure cycle space per 25sq.m. gross floorspace.
FOOD AND DRINK – CLASS A3
Public Houses
One secure cycle space per 1.5sq.m. bar area.
Restaurants, dining rooms and cafes
One secure cycle space per 10sq.m. of dining area.
BUSINESS – CLASS B1
One secure cycle space per 30sq.m. gross floorspace.
GENERAL INDUSTRY – CLASS B2
One secure cycle space per 40sq.m. gross floorspace.
STORAGE AND DISTRIBUTION – CLASS B8
One secure cycle space per 40sq.m. gross floorspace,
NON-RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTIONS – CLASS D1
Clinics and surgeries
Two secure cycle spaces per consulting room.
Educational establishments.
secure cycle parking at a rate of 30% for pupils over 5 years of age and at a rate of 60% for pupils over 12 years of age. In any university development, the rate shall be 100% of secure cycle parking provision for the number of students using the building at any one time.
Churches and other places of assembly
One secure cycle space per 7.5sq.m. of floorspace
ASSEMBLY AND LEISURE – CLASS D2
Sports/recreational facilities/swimming baths
One secure cycle space per 25sq.m. of net floorspace and for every 15 seats provided for spectators.
Cinemas
One secure cycle space per three seats