I'm new in the planning field and just started working for a small town (5500). I am meeting with several local developers who want to build 30+ feet wide driveways. Basically coming straight off the three car garage to the street with 3 foot wings. I would gladly accept some reasons why this is not good for the community, public works, and developers (if there are any good reasons). I want to be well informed when I meet with them.
Currently our ordinance does not allow driveways wider than 24' in the right of way, because of 3' wings, they can expand to 30' at the street. But the past few years they have gotten away with wider driveways.
Thank you so much for any input.