Transport

Policy MT1: Town Centre and District Centres Car Parking


A. Applications for development on land used for car parking within and adjacent to Malvern Town Centre and Malvern Link and Barnards Green District Centres as identified on Figure 5.6 and at Appendix 5.8 will be supported providing proposals include provision for replacement parking on an equivalent basis (unless it can be demonstrated this is not necessary) in terms of quantity, quality and accessibility along with the required provision for the proposed development.
B. Proposals to increase the amount of car parking within the Great Malvern Town Centre and Malvern Link and Barnards Green District Centres will be supported provided they meet all of the following criteria:
1. The development will not result in severe residual cumulative impacts on the transport network;
2. hey include provision for sustainable transport measures such as links with the existing pedestrian routes such as ‘Routes to the Hills’ and provision for cycle parking;
3. They provide high quality planting and landscape in keeping with the distinctive local character of its surroundings and context;
4. They provide a safe and efficient access and layout for all car park users, including motorists, pedestrians, mobility impaired and cyclists;
5. They provide parking spaces (car, motor cycle and cycle) including disabled car park bays to meet the current parking standards;
6. They include car parking spaces that have an electric vehicle charging point in an active form (see policy MT3);
7. They do not have an significant adverse impact on the amenity of adjacent residents and occupiers; and
8. They demonstrate that the mix of sizes of parking spaces meets local needs


Policy MT2: Malvern Link Rail Station Opportunity Area


Proposals for a transport interchange including bus facilities and park and ride facilities with car, motorcycle and cycle parking at the Opportunity Area identified on the Key Diagram and at Figure 5.7 will be supported provided they meet all the following criteria:
1. They do not prejudice the operation of the Malvern Fire Station;
2. The development will not result in severe residual cumulative impacts on the transport network;
3. They are of a high quality and sustainable design and provide improvements to the public realm and townscape in keeping with the distinctive local character of its location within and adjacent to two Conservation Areas;
4. They provide a safe and efficient access and layout for all car park users, including motorists, pedestrians, mobility impaired and cyclists, with a dedicated pedestrian route to the railway station and other facilities;
5. They provide parking spaces (car, motor cycle and cycle) including disabled car park bays to meet the current parking standards;
6. They include car parking spaces that have an electric vehicle charging point in an active form; (see policy MT3); and
7. They do not have a significant adverse impact on the amenity of adjacent residents and occupiers.


Policy MT3: Electric Vehicle Charging Points


Proposals for all new development, including change of use, must, subject to technical feasibility and viability considerations, provide an electric vehicle charging point (EVCP), either in an active or passive form, with each car parking space to be provided in line with the adopted parking standards as a result of the development. To be supported the location and design of the EVCP must not detract from the visual appearance and character of the building and its surroundings.