FWIW, the London Plan currently contains restrictions on the maximum amount of parking provided:
table A4.2 Maximum Residential Car Parking Standards
Predominant housing type 4+ bed units 3 bed units 1–2 bed units
Car parking provision 2–1.5 spaces 1.5 – 1 space 1 to less than 1
per unit per unit space per unit*
* All developments in areas of good public transport accessibility and/or
town centres should aim for less than 1 space per unit.
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