- Car parking is not visually obtrusive
- The design of the parking and access is integrated into the overall design of the development
Garages, driveways and parking can have a negative impact on the street
This is particularly the case when:
garages are too large with large blank doors and walls that visually dominate the street frontage
- the garage blocks the view of the house from the street and vice versa
wide driveway entrances takes up a large amount of the footpath, which reduces the area left for grass, trees and on street parking
front gardens are paved over to provide off-street parking.
When poor driveway and parking design is repeated across many houses in one street, many of the street characteristics people enjoy, such as being able to see the houses, planting, and trees, can be compromised. It can also have an impact on safety and reduce the amount of on-street parking.
Driveways and parking areas should be designed to be attractive, multi-use spaces that create a good first impression on approaching the house.