Taking advantage of our combined experience of development planning and of working within the Higher Education Sector, TPS has been appointed by a number of student residential developers, to support the submission of planning applications. Below are a few examples of the applications supported by our team.
St Peters College, Birmingham
TPS was appointed by City Student Living to prepare a Transport Statement and Travel Plan, in support of development proposals for 91 student dwellings in Birmingham. Building upon our experiences within this sector, our work reflected the likely trip patterns of students and investigated the local transport infrastructure.
In the same way, our travel plan reflected the best practice we have established at other locations, and ensured that all measures were appropriate and within scale for the development. We took the opportunity to consider the location of important local services such as shops and health care options in order to see how this would impact upon the length and frequency of local trips.
Egerton Street, Sheffield
This 152 bed proposed development on the outskirts of Sheffield city centre was another that required our combined expertise, with TPS being appointed to prepare both a Transport Statement and Travel Plan for the scheme. Potentially home for students from three institutions, the analysis included scrutiny of trips by all modes to a number of possible destinations.
Moland Street, Birmingham
At TPS we pride ourselves upon creating travel plans that are fit for purpose. For this site close to Aston University, we constructed a travel plan that reflected the likely trip destinations of the student residents, and considered the best ways to implement and test the functions of the travel plan.
At this site, the operator was known, and with the scheme to be managed by The Student Housing Company, we were able to apply the corporate principals that have been part of our work for them in the past. This included preparing a travel website, and monitoring progress annually to ensure that measures were implemented and targets were being met.
Portobello Street, Sheffield
Catering for around 100 students, and with excellent active travel links to campus and the city centre, this site was ideally suited to providing student residential accommodation. Our work in providing a travel plan illustrated the ease of access to a range of local facilities, and how the onsite infrastructure will help the residents make the most of the travel options in the area.