Travel and transport


Our aims

To ensure transport and movement strategies reduce the impact of the development upon the existing transport infrastructure.

To create safe and attractive streets that creates a positive sense of place and encourages people to walk.

To promote cycling as a leisure activity, and as an alternative to vehicle use, by providing a safe and efficient cycle network and appropriate cyclist facilities.

To contribute to the need for improved public transport facilities

To ensure parking is appropriate and is well integrated into the development.

To reduce pollution associated with car use and provide alternatives to car ownership.

Local needs and priorities (taken from consultations)

  • Need buggy friendly footpaths and more safe walking routes (not having to cross major roads)
  • Need walking and cycling routes to join up with existing ones (e.g. Laughterton). Identified as a very high priority for the village.
  • Need somewhere to park when there are weddings and funerals
  • Currently roads around the village are not safe
  • Avoid adding to congestion and traffic problems on the High Street
  • Need a good bus service (day and evening) and bus shelters/ stops in the most accessible places or promote the existing Call Connect service to the village to increase usage
  • Provide sufficient parking for new homes, and to allow overspill parking for community events
  • Make sure pedestrians take priority over vehicles with footpaths being dominant in terms of priority (consider older people using mobility scooters)
  • Promote cycling by providing facilities for cycle groups
  • Create signage that informs visitors of facilities within the wider village (e.g. Church, Post Office, School)
  • Ensure construction traffic does not use the main village roads as this will create congestion and disruption
  • New bus stop needed in the proposal site, preferably near to the pub/café.

 

Progress

September 2015: Transport specialists are working with the team to look at the street layout, transport options (cars, public transport, walking, cycling, and access to local rail services) and considering the impacts and opportunities available.

Next steps

The master plan proposal is continuing to be evaluated by the transport team as ideas evolve.

Key documents:

  • Transport assessment (in progress)
  • Travel Plan (in progress)

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