Transportation impacts from all advancements that are expected to create a major rise in traffic has to be evaluated. A Transport Statement or perhaps Transport Assessment really should be published by using a planning program for such a development. Some developments might also call for a Travel Plan. A Transport Statement is a simple Transport Assessment and might be adequate for developments that are predicted to experience a less significant effect on the highway network.
At what time is a Transport Assessment or Transport Statement required?
The National Planning Policy Framework states that “All advancements that create considerable quantities of movement must be backed by a Transport Statement or perhaps Transport Assessment…”
The magnitude of the expected transport impact determines the information of assessment required. Bigger developments might require a complete Transport Assessment, for small advancements a Transport Statement might be enough.
Consultation with the area authority is usually recommended to be able to agree the kind of assessment which will be undertaken. Surface’ Traffic Engineers have considerable expertise in consulting with local authorities and will try to make sure that the very least onerous sort of assessment, and that fulfils each direction and policy, is selected.
What’s contained in just a Transport Statement?
A would typically include the following:
Quantitative and qualitative assessment of exiting circumstances including:
Description of present site
Qualitative assessment of current traffic and road conditions
Baseline traffic count data
Effective traveling assessment
Public transportation accessibility assessment
Road traffic collision information analysis
Details of the proposed advancement including:
Description of proposed development
Details of suggested access arrangements
Details of servicing arrangements
Qualitative explanation of anticipated traffic motions during operation and construction
Quantitative assessment traffic generation throughout operation and construction
Details of automobile parking
Steps which are taken to lessen the severity of effect including:
Exactly how alternative transport modes will likely be promoted and also encouraged by the style of the development
Improvements which might be made on the nearby transport network to be able to minimize the severity of impacts