Are you experiencing any of the following at your existing property or your new development?
- Access/access visibility problems
- Traffic congestion/junction capacity issues
- Lack of parking facilities
- Inadequate servicing and turning arrangements
- Poor highway infrastructure
- Limited sustainable transport options
- Highway safety issues
- Lack of adequate construction details
- Inadequate highway information to validate your planning application
These are all common reasons for the refusal of a planning application or that may prevent its implementation. Sanderson Associates address these matters on a daily basis, providing transport consultancy services to our Clients.
Solutions to Transportation Planning Matters
Often the provision of empirical information such as radar speed data or traffic surveys linked to the correct interpretation of the appropriate national standards can resolve planning issues as may the use of computer swept path analysis of the proposed layout for service or emergency vehicle access.
Investigation of present parking demand, the use of a nationally accepted database of traffic and parking generations (TRICS), and the interrogation of appropriate Census data sets can also determine potential spare capacity with reference to local authority parking standards.
The provision of Travel Plans to encourage the use of sustainable modes of travel and improvements to pedestrian, cycle and public transport infrastructure can help to mitigate the impact of traffic congestion and are often accepted as part of a package of measures to reduce transport concerns related to new developments.
Comparisons between existing, potential and proposed development traffic flows may provide data that indicates either a balance of traffic flows or levels that may not materially affect the operation of existing junctions and highway links. Computer modelling of priority junctions, traffic signals and roundabouts will determine their present operating capacity and will determine if there is any free capacity to accommodate an increase in demand from a new development.
A package of construction details compliant with national and local standards can be provided ranging from the simplest vehicular footway crossing, to detailed scheme plans of major highway improvements or new estate roads.
Lack of supporting documents such as Transport Assessments, Travel Plans and Transport Statements can often result in a refusal by a Planning Authority to validate a planning application. This may lead to possible costly delays in the determination process or, where applications are validated, refusal on the grounds of 'lack of information submitted'.
What Our Clients Say:
Swept Path Analysis and Visibility Drawing incorporated into a Technical Note, Proposed Residential Dwelling, Colchester.
Mon 28 June 2021
Highway Statement, Proposed Residential Development, Stockport
Thu 11 June 2020
Transport Assessment, Proposed Residential Development (170 dwellings), Essex
Fri 24 April 2020
Speed Survey, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial
Sat 14 December 2019
Access Feasibility Study, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial
Mon 30 September 2019
Analysis of Speed Survey and Swept Path Analysis
Tue 3 September 2019
Stage 2 Road Safety Audit, Residential, Staffordshire
Tue 16 July 2019
Construction Traffic Management Plan
Mon 15 April 2019
Flood Risk Assessment, Testimonial, Industrial Development, Sheffield
Tue 19 March 2019
Wed 21 November 2018
Require the Services of a Transport Consultant?
Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 34 years in business delivering experienced Transport Consultancy Services to our clients, having completed over 12,000 schemes 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 provide you with our Transport Consultancy Services, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.