Policy INF 2: Public car parks
Existing public car parks should be retained in use as such. Development proposals involving the loss of public car parking spaces will only be permitted where:
- the spaces are adequately replaced either on the site or nearby; or
- it is satisfactorily evidenced through a car parking survey and/or travel plan that the spaces lost are surplus to demand; or
- their loss can be acceptably offset through improvements to other nearby transport facilities and these improvements are provided or funded by the developer.
10.4 Car parks serving town centres, local shopping areas, housing, commercial areas and transport facilities are essential to its residents, workers and visitors and to the proper functioning and attractiveness of these places.
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