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Angle of sloping driveway/size of parking space

Postby andy from embsay » Tue May 08, 2007 9:25 pm

Hi - we're renovating and extending a house that had a ridiculously sloping driveway. Part of the condition of our planning is that we provide 2 car parking spaces. I want to reduce the slope of the drive and widen it to provide 2 spaces - but I have 2 questions:

How big does a parking space have to be? I reckon this will be 4.8m long at one side down to 4.6m at the other by c6m wide. Width isn't a limiting factor so we could lengthen one by making it diagonal.

The other thing is the angle - at present it drops c 800mm in 4800mm - so c 16% - I think we can reduce this to c500mm in 4800mm - or just over 10%.

Thoughts? Are there any rules about this? Google reveals nothing concrete.
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Postby thedoctor » Sat May 12, 2007 9:12 am

No rules Andy just minimum "suggestions as to fall and you have easily surpassed those, being 1 in 80 !

A car parking space, as suggested by two or three local concils we have looked into, should be about 5m x 2.4m and in Australia you are not allowed to have a car parking space on a slope of more than 1 in 40 so you can get some more ideas from that.
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