TransportAndMovement

EB20: Sustainable transport and new development

Development will be supported where it maximises the use of sustainable modes of transport, in particular applicants must demonstrate how the proposal has been designed and located to:

  1. Reflect the needs of: pedestrians; cyclists; public transport; commercial and service vehicles; and private cars;
  2. Create places and streets that are user friendly and safe for cyclists and pedestrians, reflecting the requirements of the East Boldon Design Code;
  3. Support sustainable transport choices such as, incorporating or creating new pedestrian and cycle routes or improvements to existing routes to serve the development that integrate into wider networks and provide safe and effective routes to services and facilities, including East Boldon Metro Station;
  4. Ensure existing or new public transport services can accommodate development proposals, and where necessary, new accessible public transport routes and/or improvements to the existing services and facilities can be secured;
  5. Ensure that the cumulative impact on traffic flows on the highway network will not be severe or that appropriate mitigation measures can be secured and are undertaken; and
  6. Incorporate an appropriate level of parking in accordance with the parking standards set out in policies EB22, EB23 and EB24.

To achieve modal shift, major developments will be expected to provide travel plans and the application should be supported by a transport statement or transport assessment.  The development should promote sustainable travel behaviour and demonstrate how it will link and support the widening of travel choices.

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EB21: Metro parking

The development of additional car parking for users of the metro will be supported where it would not have significant adverse effects on the environment, residential amenity or highway safety.

Key considerations will be the ability of the new parking proposal to:

  1. alleviate the significant negative impact of existing metro parking on the area and local communities; and
  2. deliver the level of parking required to meet both current and forecast demand from users of East Boldon metro station.

Development proposals for the creation of improved cycle parking provision at East Boldon Metro Station will be supported.

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Cycle Racks, station shops

EB22: Cycle storage and parking

Development proposals creating additional residential units must demonstrate how secure storage for bicycles can be provided.  The minimum dimensions for a single cycle storage space serving a single private dwelling is 1.5 metres by 2.2 metres, accessible via a doorway of at least 1 metre wide. In order for a garage to satisfy the requirement for cycle storage it must be at least 7.6 metres x 3 metres in order to accommodate one car and one bike.  Where the garage is to be used to provide additional parking, the size must be increased, or other provision made, such as a secure shed or locker located in a rear garden, or internal storage space within the dwelling.

As a minimum:

  1. One bedroom dwellings should be provided with one bike storage space;
  2. Two and three bedroom dwellings should be provided with two bike storage spaces; and
  3. Four or more bedroom dwellings should be provided with three bike storage spaces.

In the case of flatted developments such as apartment blocks or retirement homes, shared storage within the main building will be considered acceptable if there is secure locking of individual bikes on the basis of:

  1. In apartment blocks:
    1. one bedroom apartments should be provided with one bike storage space;
    2. two or more bedroom apartments should be provided with two bike storage spaces; and
    3. external secure cycle parking for visitors, Sheffield stand or similar should be provided on the basis of two spaces or one space per 16 units, whichever is the higher;
  2. In retirement homes, such as those for the over 55 age group:
    1. one bike storage space should be provided for every three dwellings; and
    2. external secure cycle parking for visitors, Sheffield stand or similar should be provided on the basis of two spaces or one space per 16 units, whichever is the higher;
  3. In specialist housing, including that for the elderly:
    1. the level of bike storage will depend on the nature of housing provision and the level of staff employed at the site; and
    2. external secure cycle parking for visitors, Sheffield stand or similar should be provided on the basis of two spaces or one space per 16 units, whichever is the higher.

Other traffic generating non-residential developments must provide appropriate cycle parking which must be agreed in consultation with the highway authority.

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EB25: Active travel routes

Proposals to improve or extend the walking and cycling network within the plan area will be supported.  The active travel routes identified on the policies map will be protected from development, unless it provides replacement walking and cycling infrastructure.

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