Lion House, Slough
Case study

Lion House, Slough

The development site presently accommodates a mixed use B2/B8 unit and a D1 Nursery.

Transport Planning
Infrastructure Design
Environmental Assessment


An Accessible Project

The site was situated within 500m of the Slough Railway Station and within 900 of the Slough bus station which illustrates its excellent accessibility, albeit the site is positioned outside the defined Town Centre.

The developmental proposal sought a 155 unit residential development with an associated 162 car parking spaces


The development proposals sought to provide 162 car parking spaces which equated to 1.06 spaces per unit.

This provision was lower than those set out within the “Transport and Highways Guidance – Developers Guide Part 3 2008” for an out of town centre development and therefore was potentially an issue, with 2 parking spaces per unit being the provision sought by the guidance.

A Successful Result

In order to challenge this car parking provision, an extensive car ownership analysis was undertaken whereby the National Census car ownership of flats was adjusted to represent the local area surrounding the site.

Furthermore, similar sites within a small distance of the site were surveyed to see whether a reduced car parking provision had been previously accepted.  

The analysis confirmed that the proposed parking provision was well aligned to recently approved permissions, car ownership statistics and also surveys of the parking demand at other local residential developments.

The Transport Statement successfully argued a reduced car parking provision was appropriate in this location.

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