Design and Development Control Guidelines
8 INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENTS
8.1 Industrial development
8.1.1 Any industrial or warehouse development should provide vehicle parking spaces to meet current parking standards.
8.1.2 Applicants will be required to show that turning and manoeuvring space is provided within industrial and warehouse sites sufficient to manoeuvre a 15 metre articulated lorry within the curtilage.
8.1.3 Any storage of alcohol, oil, pollutants and so on should be bunded to control any accidental spillage.
8.1.4 Controls will be imposed requiring planting and landscaping to soften the visual impact of the development. In most cases native species should be used; however it is recognised that in certain locations non-native species may be more appropriate.
8.2 Shops and offices
8.2.1 The provision of access for rear servicing will be required wherever possible in new developments and the improvement of rear servicing to existing shops will be sought when the opportunity arises.
8.2.2 Where modernisation and improvement of existing shop premises occurs, any external alterations should be in keeping with the existing character of the building and the street (See Guideline No.7).
8.2.3 Any shop or office development should provide vehicle parking spaces to meet current parking standards.
8.3.1 Industrial and commercial development proposals should have regard for the highway considerations contained in Design and Development Control Guidance Note 5.
8.3.2 All workplaces or extensions to workplaces should be designed taking into account the needs of people with disabilities. Statutory provisions are explained in the introduction to Design and Development Control Guideline No.4.