Apartment Development Management Standards under Ministerial Planning Guidelines

HvdK, 11/4/18

Criterion Regular Apartment Schemes Student Accommodation Sheltered Social Housing Build to Rent Shared Accommodation
Definition Apartments made available for sale. Not defined. Not defined. “Purpose-built residential accommodation and associated amenities built specifically for long-term rental that is managed and serviced in an institutional manner by an institutional landlord.”[1] “A residential unit comprising of 2-6 bedrooms, of single and/or double occupancy with a common shared area within the residential unit for living and kitchen facilities.”[2]  
Characteristics Can be sold individually. Can be owner occupation or for rent. Like shared accommodation. 100% social housing. Can’t be sold individually. Central management. Can’t be sold individually. Central management.
Planning Notice Standard requirements Must make reference to student accommodation. Standard requirements Must make reference to ‘build to rent’ nature of proposed development.[3] Not stated.
Resident Support Facilities Not required. Not required. Not required. Must be provided.[4] Not stated.
Resident Services and Amenities Not required. Not required. Not required. Discretionary.[5] Not stated.
Apartment mix (%)[6] Studios: max. 25 One bed: max. 25 Two bed: discretionary Three bed: discretionary[7] Not required.[8] No Restriction. No Restriction. No Restriction.[9]
Internal Space Standards (sq m)[10] Studio: 37 1 bed: 45 2 bed: 73 3 bed: 90 N.A.[11] Studio: 37 1 bed: 45 2 bed: 63 (max. 10% of units)[12] 3 bed: 90 Studio: 37 1 bed: 45 2 bed: 63 (max. 10% of units)[13] 3 bed: 90 Min bedroom size of 12 (single) or 18 (double) plus 8 for common areas for first 3 bedrooms and 4 per person for additional bedrooms.[14]
Bedroom size (sq m) See appendix 1. Not stated. Not stated. Not stated. Single: 12 Double: 18[15]
Common living and kitchen facilities (sq m) N.A. Not stated. N.A. Not stated. Bedrooms 1-3: 8 sq m per person Bedrooms 4-6: additional 4 sq m per person[16]
Dual Aspect Ratios[17] City centre: min. 33% Suburban: min. 50%[18] Not stated. Not stated. No Restriction. Not stated.
Floor to ceiling height[19] 2.4 m general. 2.7-3 m on ground floor. Not stated. Not stated. No Restriction. Not stated.
Lift/stair core ratios[20] Max. 12 per lift/stair core. Not stated. Not stated. No Restriction subject to compliance with building regulations.[21] Not stated.
Storage space (sq m)[22] Studios: 3 One bed: 3 Two bed: 5-6 Three bed: 9 Not stated. Not stated. Discretionary.[23] Discretionary.[24]
Private open space (sq m)[25] Studios: 4 One bed: 5 Two bed: 6-7 Three bed: 9 Not stated. Not stated. Discretionary.[26] Discretionary.
Waste management[27] Sufficient communal storage space for a three bin system.   Not stated. Not stated. No Restriction.  
Public open space (sq m)[28] Studios: 4 One bed: 5 Two bed: 6-7 Three bed: 9 Not stated. Not stated. Discretionary.[29] Discretionary.
Car Parking[30] Central: 0 Intermediate: reduced Peripheral: 1 space per unit plus 1 visitor space per 3-4 units Not stated. Not stated. Minimal or significantly reduced.[31] Minimal or significantly reduced.[32]
Cycle Parking[33] Aa general minimum standard of 1 cycle storage space per bedroom shall be applied. Not stated. Not stated. No Restriction.  
Part V Applies. Does not apply Does not apply. Applies.[34] Does not apply[35]

[1] Guidelines, p. 27.

[2] Guidelines, p. 31.

[3] Guidelines, p. 29.

[4] Guidelines, p. 29.

[5] Guidelines, p. 29.

[6] Guidelines, p. 9.

[7] For 1-9 unit schemes: no restrictions subject to max 50% studios, for 10-49 unit schemes: flexibility for 1-9 units can be included. Guidelines, p. 10.

[8] Guidelines, p. 9.

[9] Guidelines, p. 31.

[10] Guidelines, p. 11.

[11] Guidelines, p. 11.

[12] To facilitate 3 person households. Guidelines, p. 12.

[13] To facilitate 3 person households. Guidelines, p. 12.

[14] Guidelines, p. 33 and tables 5a and 5b, p.31.

[15] Guidelines, p. 31, table 5a.

[16] Guidelines, p. 31, table 5a.

[17] Guidelines, p. 30.

[18] Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites.

[19] Guidelines, p. 17. Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites.

[20] Guidelines, p. 18. Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites.

[21] Guidelines, p. 30.

[22] Guidelines, p. 18, appendix 1. Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites.

[23] Guidelines, p. 30.

[24] Guidelines, p. 33.

[25] Guidelines, p. 19, appendix 1. Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites. Balcony depth min. 1.5 m. 

[26] Guidelines, p. 29.

[27] Guidelines, p. 22.

[28] Guidelines, p. 22, appendix 1. Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites.

[29] Guidelines, p. 30.

[30] Guidelines, p. 26. Discretion for refurbishment or infill sites.

[31] Guidelines, p. 30.

[32] Guidelines, p. 33.

[33] Guidelines, p. 24,

[34] Guidelines, p. 30.

[35] Guidelines, p. 33.

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