Transport Planning

OVERVIEW

We advise clients on the need for changes in the policies and programmes that the Client pursues in response to changes to policies at national, regional and local levels, and assist in the development of council strategies as well as identifying opportunities to maximise funding.

 

We assist our clients in the preparation, review and update of the Local Transport Plan (LTP), to reflect changes in conditions on local and strategic transport networks and changes to land use plans

POLICY AND STRATEGY REVIEWS

We work with our clients to prepare an annual programme of studies that could be undertaken in support of the Local Transport Plan and associated capital programme, including costs and accompanying briefs. These include but are not limited to:

 

  • Transport / land use integration studies
  • Corridor studies
  • Local area studies
  • Parking studies
  • Interchange studies
  • Public transport studies
  • Travel demand management studies
  • Freight distribution studies

HIGHWAYS PLANNING APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORT

For our local authority clients we provide highways planning advice to developers including the scope of TIAs and Travel Plans to ensure that proposals comply with client policies.

 

We also carry out:

  • Detailed appraisal of developers’ proposals to ensure they comply with council policies
  • Secure sufficient information for inclusion in a S278 Agreement
  • Inspect the construction of the developer’s highway works on site
  • Ensure that all works comply with the latest approved drawings

 

For our private sector development clients we can confidently help you to secure planning permission and support you throughout the process. Transport assessments are an important part of the planning process for new developments. The DfT’s Guidance on Transport Assessments places high emphasis on the sustainability of new developments and highlights the need for sustainable transport measures through the promotion of travel plans that often accompany transport assessments.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT SUPPORT

We provide a public transport support service for our local authority clients to assist with the management/liaison with operators, this can include:

 

  • Local bus service management
  • Liaison with highway maintenance programmes
  • Liaison on bus stop siting and infrastructure issues
  • Concessionary bus travel studies
  • Comment as required on planning applications and develop proposals for utilising section 106 contributions

TRAVEL PLANS

We provide advice and support to schools, developers and workplaces in the preparation and implementation of travel plans, and administer the ongoing monitoring of existing travel plans to ensure they comply with the client’s policies.

CONTACT

Nick Ruxton-Boyle

nick.boyle@projectcentre.co.uk

Tel: 0330 0080 855

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NICHOLAS RUXTON-BOYLE

Technical Director Transportation

 

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