Northampton Council owned garage sites will be discussed on the 19 July
Cabinet Meeting Date: 19 July 2017
Report Title: Council garage sites and the allocation and management
of council garages
1.1 The Council owns 2,772 garages on 187 sites throughout the borough and these
garages are managed, on the Council’s behalf, by Northampton Partnership Homes.
1.2 Although there have been a number of garage reviews in recent years, these have
been site specific and have not involved a systematic review of every garage site.
1.3 Half of the council garages are empty, due to the low demand for parking, residents’
concerns about the condition and location of the garages, and the lack of active
marketing. The problem is compounded by a lack of transparency in the way in which
applications are prioritised and garages are allocated.
1.4 The purpose of this report is to ask Cabinet to approve a Council Garage Sites
Strategy that will ensure that optimum use is made of the garage sites, and a Council
Garages Policy that will improve the allocation and management of the garages.
2.1 It is recommended that Cabinet approves:
(a) The Council Garage Sites Strategy (Appendix A)
(b) The Council Garages Policy (Appendix B)