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The Equality Act 2010 states that they must make reasonable adjustments
But there is no set number of parking bays based on parking spaces
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I should add. The BSI British Standards, "Code of Practice for the design of buildings and their approaches to meet the needs of disabled people", recommends that commercial premises with designated off-street parking have one space for every employee who is a disabled motorist, plus 5% of the total capacity for visiting motorists and a further 4% should be enlarged standard spaces.
There is no guidance as to how the BSI Standards would be applied in the context of the Equality Act but they are likely to be persuasive and a good reference point for a Court as to what is reasonable provision.
What is meant reasonable adjustments?
That is a matter of interpretation
What is reasonable for say, Tesco is different to what is expected of a sole shop keeper
There are around 500 members in my golf club with about 50 parking spaces but only 1 disabled parking bay Would this be considered reasonable?
It may do
It makes no difference how many members there are.
Please see the guidance of the BSI above
They suggest 5%
So that would be 2 spaces
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Would the BSI standard apply in this case as it is not strictly commercial property nor are the members employees. I am thinking along the lines of the spirit on which the code of practice was published i.e help for disabled persons
Yes the spirit would apply.
But again the BSI standard is only guidance
There is no law or regulation that sets the number of spaces
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Yes thank you ! I will proceed along these lines
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I will refer to the BSI publication for clarification Thank you for your help