Parking guidance

2014 Suffolk Guidance for Parking published by Suffolk County Council for parking in new developments and changes to parking in existing developments.

Download Suffolk Guidance for Parking (updated October 2023) (PDF, 1.29MB)

The Suffolk Guidance for Parking technical guidance document replaced the Suffolk Advisory Parking Standards (2002) following public consultation in November 2014.

In 2015, 2019 and 2023 the document was updated to reflect new government guidance and policies.

You should use the guidance for the planning of developments which are:

  • new
  • have been extended
  • have changed use

Local planning authorities will take this guidance into account when determining planning applications.

However, our guidance is only one factor used by local planning authorities when judging applications. Parking provisions will be considered alongside existing local policy and all other material planning considerations.

Further information


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