We are experienced in preparing Transport Statements and Transport Assessments in support of planning submissions.
We work closely with our clients to establish a comprehensive and appropriate brief based upon our knowledge, experience and application of Planning Practice Guidance (PPG). The PPG cites, particularly, the need for Transport Assessments, Transport Statements and Travel Plans to accompany planning applications for developments, particularly major developments.
A Transport Assessment (TA) is a comprehensive and systematic process that sets out transport issues relating to a proposed development. It identifies what measures will be taken to deal with the anticipated transport impacts of the scheme and to improve accessibility and safety for all modes of travel, particularly for alternatives to the car such as walking, cycling and public transport.
Preparation of a Transport Assessment typically requires junction capacity assessments to be undertaken and summarised within the report findings, as part of a wider review of the impacts a new development may have upon the surrounding highway network.
A Transport Statement (TS) is a scaled down version of a TA that would typically be required for smaller scale developments where the likely transport impact is limited.