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Travel Plan

Published: 2020-01-28 Updated: 2020-01-28 Subject: Planning checklist

Planning application - local requirement

When the requirement applies

A travel plan is necessary for all major development where there are likely to be significant transport implications. Please note that any development requiring a travel plan is likely to need a transport assessment

What the plan should include

A draft travel plan should outline how the transport implications of the new development will be managed, in order to ensure the minimum environmental, social and economic impacts. Developers should state how new occupiers or customers of the development will use alternative means of travel, which do not involve private vehicle use.

The draft travel plan should include an appropriate implementation plan. This must identify the following:

  • The Travel Plan co-ordinator
  • The management arrangements for the plan, for example, a steering group
  • The development timetable for implementation of the plan
  • Marketing and promotion strategies for publicising the plan to occupiers, users, visitors and residents of the site


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