With the increased emphasis by central government on measures to reduce the use of “single occupancy private vehicles” a Travel Plan is now a standard requirement for major developments and are a necessary part of the initial planning submission. They also count as a credit when a BREEAM assessment is required for a development.
Sanderson Associates have extensive experience in producing Travel Plans or ‘Green Travel Plans’ as they were formerly known. Since their early days the nature of a Travel Plan has however changed significantly and Travel Plans must now be bespoke to the development and its location.
A Travel Plan will normally include: an audit of existing sustainable travel arrangements, a survey of existing travel patterns where an “end user” is known, an outline of the role of the appointed Travel Plan Coordinator, measures to encourage the use of each category of sustainable transport, explanation of the Annual Action Plan, time table of key events, targets and monitoring and liaison arrangements with the Local Planning Authority or Travelwise team.
A Travel Plan is a dynamic document and it is part of the Travel Plan Coordinator's role to carry out the annual travel plan survey and to devise with the Local Planning Authority, or its Travelwise team, the most appropriate measure(s) to be included in the Annual Action Plan to achieve or retain targets for the various modes of travel.
Although Travel Plans originally related to major employment sites this situation has now extended into all forms of development. Sanderson Associates have extensive experience in producing travel plans for all types of development including:
- Residential development
- Commercial, industrial and mixed use sites
- Health service providers, including major hospital sites
- Educational establishments
- Retail developments, including foodstores
- Leisure development
Travel Plan Framework
Where an “end user” or “users” is not known a Travel Plan Framework is produced which sets out the above but in a format which will be used to devise subsequent individual plans for each element of the development.
Looking for a Travel Plan Coordinator?
Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 33 years in business, our qualified engineers have extensive experience as acting as Travel Plan Coordinators for a wide variety of major and minor developments throughout the whole of the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.
We would be pleased to provide you with our competitive fee proposal to act as your Travel Plan Coordinator, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.