Travel Plans are a key way to reduce the number of car trips associated with developments by encouraging sustainable travel modes or reducing the need to travel. They play a key role within both national and local policy guidance levels and, Planning Authorities are increasingly requiring planning applications that have even moderate effects on the local highway network to be accompanied by a Travel Plan.
They offer benefits to those directly involved in the Travel Plan as well as the wider community, through improving parking management, reducing road congestion, improved public transport links, road safety and the physical environment in terms of air quality and noise pollution levels.
Whether you require a Travel Plan to support a Planning Application, discharge a planning condition or for full implementation, at SMA, we have specialist staff with extensive experience in developing, implementing and monitoring Travel Plans for a range of sites, including residential, workplace, education, and healthcare and leisure facilities. We are currently providing Travel Plan Coordination services to more than 5,000 homes across 12 counties on behalf of our various Clients.
SMA has a comprehensive background in the preparation and implementation of Travel Plans, including:
We have positive working relationships with many Local Authorities regarding the development of Travel Plans, calculating and agreeing Travel Plan costs, negotiating off-setting of contributions and implementation of Travel Plans through the Travel Plan Coordinator role.
For more information about how SMA can assist you with your Travel Plan requirements, please contact Martin Ohrland.
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Our experienced and qualified staff bring commercial awareness and a proactive approach to all commissions, which range from small scale sites to large urban extensions, strategic development and multi-million pound projects.
Whether you require an initial high-level appraisal, completion of technical reports to accompany a Planning Application or detailed design post consent, SMA have the capabilities to do it all.
Lidl opens new store in Calcot, Reading Lidl’s new store at Calcot opened its doors on 26th October. SMA was pleased to assist Lidl during the planning and detail design stages, with the Transport Assessment and S278 highways works.