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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2017, 05:58:44 am »
A single parking space is 2.4m wide so a double would be 4.8m wide.
But as you deduce this assumes that the area adjacent is also either a parking space or open.
Whether the 4.8m parking is adequate will depend to an extent on the size of cars parked.

You are quite within your rights to measure or check whatever you want.
My advice is check everything!  get everything in writing. Trust no one!
What the housebuilder thinks of you doesn't matter. They will think you are stupid if you ignore your concerns and then bring it up when it is too late!
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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #16 on: November 02, 2017, 08:24:34 pm »
Thank you again for reply- I did speak to NHBC they said they had no standard sizes or regulation for parking sizes- I was surprised as new rule state properties need to come with car parking.

They also referred me to Consumer Code- but my main question is : DO WE HAVE A CASE?

I have attached pictures of our situation: main problems is access to garden when second car parked and first car parking and entering/exiting it!   

I have done some reading about local planning regulation- and the point that sticks out to me is Appendix 3(g).

http://www2.luton.gov.uk/localplan/written/cpt11.htm

Our development area used to be a industrial estate. Luton does state the figures of 2.4 x 4.9m but doesnt mention anything about surrounding fences.

Like I said I just would like some reassurance/opinion to see if I have a case and that I am not being unreasonable. I have just paid a large sum of money for a property with two car parking spot, and all I have is if anything one usable car parking spot that blocks out garden access.
 

Do you have a side door on the gable shown on the picture? 
I don't see any reason on plan or on the photo why you need the fence to go all the way up the gable unless you have a door there.  With the fence further down the gable you would have the option to reverse down and open your door fully.

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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2019, 05:13:18 pm »
Hi - sorry for hijacking and resurrecting this old post.

I have moved into a new build in Dec 2018. My parking bay is sandwiched between two bays and the three  bays are surrounded by 4 pillars and so essentially my neighbouring bays are less than 2.4m as the pillars take up some space. Although my space is full 2.4m wide, because of the pillars, my neighbours' cars are often parked on the line which then has an effect on my bay. And to make things worse, all three cars are big family cars.

Also, during the sales process, we were told that the parking bays are undercroft and covered, but the back of my bay is uncovered for ventilation. Hence 1/5 of my car is exposed outdoors.

Have tried speaking to the builders but they are of no help.

Would appreciate advice and suggestions.

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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2019, 10:50:33 am »
The issue of undercroft is misleading as clearly you do not have full 100% cover.
This means your car will develop faded paint and worse perhaps even be affected by degradation from the mortar or concrete structure above.

Regarding the parking spaces, the developer really should have spaced them between columns so everyone has the 2,4m minimum. As it stands, you can expect some door damage as inevitable.
However there is no solution I can see as your space is 2.4m.
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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2019, 10:25:02 pm »
The issue of undercroft is misleading as clearly you do not have full 100% cover.
This means your car will develop faded paint and worse perhaps even be affected by degradation from the mortar or concrete structure above.

Regarding the parking spaces, the developer really should have spaced them between columns so everyone has the 2,4m minimum. As it stands, you can expect some door damage as inevitable.
However there is no solution I can see as your space is 2.4m.


Would there be any value in taking it up to the consumer code?

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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2019, 07:53:17 am »
The Consumer Code for Homebuilders is all their is for new home buyers until the New Homes Ombudsman is created by government.

Whether it is worth the effort of a claim is up to you. Most get around £250 compensation at best and any money incorrectly lost reimbursed.

At least now you can lodge a complaint for free. Until this year, it would have cost you £120!
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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2019, 10:53:42 pm »
Thanks, do I have to go through NHBC first before the Independent Dispute Resolution Scheme (my understanding aka the Consumer Code)? The IDRS application form says I must be referred by the NHBC?


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Re: Parking bays- size and regulations
« Reply #22 on: September 06, 2019, 01:55:20 pm »
Yes, they make it as difficult as possible.
You need to ask the NHBC for the form and your the policy number for your plot.

You can download an application form I obtained but it is quite old now and may not be current.

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