Last edited 23 Mar 2015

Renting parking spaces

The Government’s view is that it should be possible to rent parking spaces without planning permission, provided there are no substantive planning concerns such as public nuisance to neighbours.

The decision on whether renting out a parking space requires planning permission will depend on:

  • Whether it results in a material change in the use of the space. This will depend on whether a space is used in a significantly different way to how a parking space would normally be used (irrespective of the identity of the driver). For example, if by renting out spaces, it causes a notable public or neighbour nuisance. A local planning authority will make this decision based on relevant facts and on a case by case basis.
  • Whether there are any other relevant planning considerations, such as planning conditions, which impose restrictions that prevent parking spaces being rented out.

Ref Planning Guidance, What is Development, 19 March 2013.