According to research commissioned by the car insurance group LV, car parking spaces near to and at English motorists' homes have shrunk by almost 10 per cent over the past decade.
This is based on information from local authorities, as well as recent census data and the 2009 Survey of English Housing (SEH).
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As well as on-the-street parking, the research also takes into account cars parked on driveways and in domestic garages.
The report finds that between the years 2001 to 2011, the average space available for parking in England has decreased by nine per cent from 32 feet to 29 feet and 5 inches.
According to LV, this reduction in parking space can be linked to the increase in numbers and the size of cars in this country.
In the same 2001-2011 period, the research finds that the number of cars in England has increased by 15 per cent. Also the average length of each car has increase by about six feet, now measuring at 14 feet and 1 inch in total.
Despite these increases, the requirements for parking space sizes in the UK have not been altered in the past decade, to capacitate the larger cars found on the road today.
The research also found that nine per cent of all car owners in England have to pay local councils for the right to park outside their home, with each paying an average of £96 per year.
The topic of parking was highlighted earlier this week, after a German town mayor revealed a 'sexist' car park system which designates the less challenging parking bays to female drivers.