car parking

Why do we live to park: and why free parking may damage, rather than benefit, our high streets

The idea that free parking is a ‘basic’ for the future success of high streets is like insisting that: 'The more you park, the more you spend'. Which, of course, is not just mostly tosh, but entirely tosh. The longer I live, the truer the following statement by the New Urbanist, John Norquist, seems to become: 'It often seems as though the chief end of human endeavour is to park'. By John Dales

Bespoke house types add quality and character

Bespoke house types add quality and character

The South Devon College Campus regeneration scheme, Torquay, features bespoke house designs and an integrated public realm that balances the needs of traffic and parking, says Christopher Wilson