Transport assessment and statement
|Policy driver||National Planning Policy Framework| Section 4, Paragraph 32|
Replacement Unitary Development Plan – Policy GT5
|Type of application|
|Geographic locations where this information is required||As required|
|What information is required||See 'Further Information'|
|Where to look for further assistance||If, after reading the 'Further Information', you are still unsure about the information you should submit please contact the Council’s Highway Officers on 01422 392968.|
The National Planning Policy Framework states that a Transport Statement or Assessment (TA) should be submitted as part of any planning application for developments that generate significant amount of movements. The coverage and detail of the TA should reflect the scale of the development and the extent of the transport implications of the proposal.
For smaller schemes the Transport Statement should simply outline the transport aspects of the application, while for major proposals, the TA should illustrate accessibility to the site by all modes of transport, and the likely modal split of journeys to and from the site. It should also give details of proposed measures to improve access by public transport, walking and cycling, to reduce the need for parking associated with the proposal, and to mitigate transport impacts. Further guidance will be found in Guidance on Transport Assessments|, published by the Department for Transport. This includes, at Appendix B page 47, the thresholds for Transport Assessments. (which can be either speculative and non-speculative).