Moving long-stay parking from APMH to Grove Road

ATTACHMENT 2

The following analysis (using Tesco’s own figures for store customer demand) shows that moving all dedicated long-stay parking in Ashtead village to Grove Road does not provide a solution to the parking problems arising from Tesco’s proposed store but simply shuffles the same problems around.

Table 1 – Estimated parking demand – existing arrangements

Existing Arrangements: APMH 155 spaces (84 short+71 long), Grove Road 46 spaces
               Long-stay                              Short-stay
Parking Demand for Long-stay Spaces Available Long-stay Spaces in APMH Surplus Demand for Long-stay Spaces Short-stay Parking Demand Surplus Demand for Long-stay Spaces Total Demand for Short-stay Spaces Available Short-stay Spaces Shortfall in Short-stay Spaces
107 71 36 139 36 175 130 (45)

 

Table 2 – Estimated parking demand – long-stay parking  at Grove Road

    Changed Arrangements: APMH 155 short spaces, Grove Road 46 long spaces
               Long-stay                              Short-stay
Parking Demand for Long-stay Spaces Available Long-stay Spaces in GR Surplus Demand for Long-stay Spaces Short-stay Parking Demand Surplus Demand for Long-stay Spaces Total Demand for Short-stay Spaces Available Short-stay Spaces Shortfall in Short-stay Spaces
107 46 61 139 61 200 155 (45)

Note 1. Parking spaces in The Street have been ignored as Tesco accepts, and Tesco’s figures show, they are generally fully occupied during the day.

Note 2.  Long-stay parking demand is made up of peak count (on 7 March 2012) 47 + Tesco staff (30 x 72%) 22 + Hascombe House/Curry House (per planning applications and as accepted by the Planning Inspector) 38 = 107.  No allowance has been made for the other permit holders which could increase this number.  The Planning Inspector determined that 74 dedicated long-stay spaces were needed in addition to the short-stay spaces which can be used for expensive long-stay parking.  It is clear from these figures why he did so.

Note 3.  Short-stay parking demand is made up of the peak count (11.30am on 9 March 2012 in APMH and Grove Road) of 98 + Tesco estimated store customer demand (Appendix K of Tesco’s planning application) 41 = 139.  No adjustment has been made to Tesco’s store customer demand estimates which are clearly understated.