11.1 Eligibility for Business permits and Resident parking permits within all zones implemented after 2019 will be offset by the availability of any off-street parking at the property. If there is space to park your vehicle on your property, then we will reduce the number of on-street permits you can purchase.
11.2 An off-street parking space is defined as any of the following:
- Private parking within the curtilage (inside the boundaries) of the property
- Garages or other private off-street space, such as a driveway within a 200m walking distance.
11.3 For the purposes of an off-street parking space, a garage is defined as a building designed to accommodate a parked motor vehicle and with a minimum internal dimension of 5m long and 2.5m wide (wall to wall). Any multiples of this space will count as multiple parking spaces. Any garage that measures smaller than the minimum dimensions will not be classed as an off-street parking place.
11.4 A driveway is defined as an area of hardstanding (concrete or similar surface) accessible from the road and designed to accommodate a parked motor vehicle, with minimum dimensions of 5m long and 2.5m wide. Any multiples of this space will count as multiple parking spaces. Any driveway that measures smaller than the minimum dimensions will not be classed as an off-street parking space.
11.5 We may consider an area of land that is not adopted highway as an off-street parking space if this area is smaller than the dimensions of an off-street parking place, as set out in paragraphs 11.3 and 11.4, if clear evidence is available that demonstrates it is used as an off-street parking place for private vehicles.
11.6 Our Residents Parking Schemes strategy sets out the strategic vision for resident parking schemes in the city of Bath and sets out the revised policy for the implementation of residents’ parking schemes within wider B&NES. This policy applies to the consideration of new schemes and the review of existing schemes where necessary. This will include proposals for design of schemes, for example:
- the layout
- times of operation
- the process for community engagement
- public consultation
- traffic regulation order approval.
11.7 The Parking Strategy adopted in 2018, set out an action, subject to resource being available, to “consider undertaking a strategic review of the existing residents parking scheme zoning system to determine whether an alternative zoning structure would result in more efficient use of on-street spaces”. This review may provide the opportunity to assess the implementation of this offset to all residents parking zones; however, it should be noted that it is expected this change could only be applied where the ownership or tenancy of a property changes.