Cycle Storage in Extra Care Schemes

Liz Alvey 04/09/20 General Housing Topics

Local Planning Officers are insisting that our EC scheme must conform to general housing requirements in terms of cycle storage. We want to offer flexible buggy charging/cycle storage as we believe that the level of cycle storage they require won't be used, especially as we expect that around 50% of residents will meet ASC eligibility criteria. We will be providing separate cycle storage for staff. Does anyone have figures for cycle usage by residents on EC schemes and/or any experience of successfully arguing the case with planners?