Whether you’re embarking on the planning process, submitting a planning application, or need supporting documentation for your BREEAM assessment, we can provide you with a policy-proficient plan to be proud of.
Take travel planning seriously, with our bespoke residential service. Whether you’re embarking on the planning process, submitting a planning application, or need supporting documentation for your BREEAM assessment, we can provide you with a policy-proficient plan to be proud of.
What is a travel plan for?
When it comes to residential development, most local authorities insist on a travel plan as part of your planning submissions. But they’re not just a box-ticking exercise. A travel plan is a long- term strategy for reducing traffic originating from new housing, particularly single-occupancy car journeys.
A well-considered travel plan, put together by experts, can make all the difference in encouraging new residents to use public transport, car-share, cycle and walk.
Why do I need one?
A bespoke travel plan can:
Ensure your site development or expansion meets relevant planning conditions and obligations, and that you get the consent you need to start work.
Improve residents’ health and wellbeing, by encouraging walking, cycling, and more sustainable modes of transport.
Reduce congestion and improve air quality by reducing car usage, leading to a cleaner, greener development
Encourage community building and social inclusion for residents, by engaging them in initiatives.
We have the insight, experience and working relationships to take on your travel plan, delivering an in-depth strategy to reduce traffic, support alternative forms of transport, and reduce single- occupancy car journeys.
Your bespoke plan will identify predicted traffic volumes and recommend a combination of measures to maximise and encourage public transport use, car-sharing, cycling and walking to and from your development.
From our unique position, based within the County Council, we can work closely with planning teams, building partnerships to meet access needs between developers and local communities, transport operators and residents.
What's included in the service?
We’ll liaise with local planning and transport authorities and other stakeholders, and you’ll benefit from our longstanding relationships.
A site audit of available transport facilities, the travel plan objectives, targets and indicators, as well as the actions and measures that need to be taken.
A dynamic travel plan document that’s unique to your development.
We can also provide the following services to implement your plan:
Bespoke welcome packs to introduce residents to the area, outline travel options, and help them plan sustainable journeys.
Marketing materials to engage residents, including behaviour change campaigns and events, webpage design and development, and social media.
An annual review, consisting of local travel surveys and analysis of residents’ travel habits.
Time to take travel planning seriously?
If you want to find out more about how a smart journeys travel plan could help get your development on the road to sustainable success, please fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch soon.