Residential Projects (Prior Notification)

Residential Projects (Prior Notification)

TPHS have significant experience of providing advice in relation to change of use applications and prior notification applications for B1 office use to C3 residential use. The bulk of the work involved requires assessing the access, parking and on-street impacts of the development.

In most cases, especially in London in high PTAL areas, conversion of C3 from B1 results in provision of a relatively low-level of on-site parking or no parking at all. In these, and other circumstances where parking is not provided off-street to the parking standards, highway authorities require a parking stress survey to accompany an application to show the impact of providing the changes in use on the existing parking stock in the area. The survey needs to be undertaken using the Lambeth Methodology over two nights of the week between 12.30 and 05.30.

TPHS provide Parking Impact Assessment reports and Transport Statements for these applications, which also include providing detailed assessment of local amenities which can be accessed within a short walk or cycle of the site.

Recent projects that TPHS have produced reports for include:

Justin Plaza, London Road Mitcham, Client – Lodgecrest Ltd

Other recent projects include:

1 Victoria Villas, Richmond, Client – Landmark Benevolent Foundation
19-21 Victoria Villas, Richmond, Client – Burgess Properties Ltd
50 Glentham Road, Barnes, Client – Private Client
64-66 and 80–82 Glentham Road, Barnes, Client – Beecholm Management Ltd
Kingsland Walk, Haggerston, Client – BlueCrown Investments Ltd
Evergreen House, Twickenham, Client – Marble Hill Developments Ltd

Work inputs to all of the above included commissioning a survey following the Lambeth Methodology and assessing parking stress in the area within the vicinity of the site. In addition, all the committed development schemes were taken into consideration prior to providing the client with an early heads up of the situation with committed development. Finally, production of a short parking report or Transport Statement was undertaken, including where appropriate a draft Unilateral Undertaking to prevent access to parking permits for the scheme and submitted with the planning application.