According to a report by MHCLG, Knight Frank stated that over 100,000 homes could be provided if 15% of public sector-owned car parks in England were converted for residential use. Of the car parks mentioned in the report, over 90% of them were located within 5 minutes of another car park, suggesting that converting them would not cause too many parking difficulties.
A planning application in London to deliver a build-to-rent scheme of over 160 homes was recently rejected, the loss of nearly 300 car parking spaces was stated as the reason for refusal. So are car parks part of the solution to the housing crisis, or is car parking too valuable to sacrifice for homes?
This webinar will explore successful car park conversions, what makes car parks exciting development opportunities and how climate change emergency policies are influencing planning decisions.
Join our Head of Transport and Infrastructure Samuel Blake joins the Voice of Authority, along with a panel with speakers from Transport for London, Network Rail, Hounslow Council and Waltham Forest Council.
If you missed the event, the recording is available here.