The City of Edinburgh Council have published planning standards on parking for consultation (PDF). As a report to the planning committee says:
"Parking Standards are a key tool in managing the transport impacts of developments. They can reduce overspill parking but also have a central role in influencing how people travel to new developments. The Council’s current Parking Standards are now almost ten years old; with this in mind a review has been undertaken to learn from experience and current best practice, and take into account recent Government guidance. The review has identified a number of proposed detailed changes.
The following are considered to be the most significant:
- Changes to General Housing Standards so that the standards take more account of dwelling size and location
- Adoption of a tailored approach to residential parking for large developments, taking detailed account of public transport access, local facilities and other relevant factors
- Presumption against automatic increases in parking at existing out-of-city-centre retail centres
- Requiring/permitting the provision of temporary parking in areas of major development prior to improvements in infrastructure/public transport services"