What really amazes me about the inevitability of territorial disputes over parking is how the planning authorities are prepared to perpetuate them. On residential areas that were built before car ownership was so widespread its often not possible to prevent them. On new developments, and I mean housing estates built from the 1980s onwards it should have been realised that most households would have more than one car and parking arrangements incorporated into the layouts of the estates. It seems to have been done in some developments around that time. Since then although multi car households have become more common the planners restrict parking provision to just over one car per household. I think its 1.25 cars per household.
It may be the developers wanting to increase housing density because of the cost of land with planning permission and the desire to increase profits. That is exactly what planning permission is designed to prevent, developers building for short term gain whilst ignoring longer term effects. As our children grew up we went from a one car household to a four car household. Fortunately the estate we lived on could cater for that. We could get four cars on our drive. That's not possible on the new developments we seen in recent years. Often its not possible to park one car on a drive, if the house even has a drive.
Perhaps they want to increase the take up of public transport by making it impossible to park a car near your house. But the provision of public transport doesn't seem to increase and it seems that the planners do all they can to make car ownership the only way you can travel. Out of town retail parks, business parks far from residential areas, recreational areas on the outskirts of towns. Mostly outside a reasonable walking distance.
Now they seem to have enlisted the aid of car designers by cars becoming too big for the spaces provided in car parks. The designers may be hamstrung by having to comply with the spate of safety features in new regulations.