There is no statutory requirement to provide parking spaces for disabled people retrospectively in flat or housing developments.
However for all new flat developments the local authority Planning Department will insist that some places are designated as disabled. However the number of disabled spaces in the planning guidelines is only 5% which means that for 30 cars, it would be 2 spaces or 5% whichever is the greater. 5% is 1.5 so we would be 2.
However there has to be a special consideration where there would be a higher than normal use by disabled people such as would be the case in retirement complex.
If this is a warden supervised complex, the provision goes up to 10% of the available parking which would be 3 spaces.
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