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WYG Transport Planning

William Davis Ltd

Proposed Residential Development Shelford Road Farm, Radcliffe on Trent

Residential Travel Plan WYG Executive Park Avalon Way Anstey Leicester LE7 7GR

Report No. RT79137-05

November 2013
Copyright © WYG EPT Ltd 2013

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Contents
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................2 DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS ................................................................................................4 PLANNING POLICY ..............................................................................................................7 SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT ................................................................................................ 10 TRAVEL PLAN CO-ORDINATOR .......................................................................................... 14 TRAVEL PLAN MEASURES AND INITIATIVES ....................................................................... 15 TARGETS & MONITORING ................................................................................................. 19 CONCLUSIONS .................................................................................................................. 21

Tables
Table 1 – Local Bus Services ................................................................................................................. 12

Figures
Figure 1 – Site Location Plan Figure 2 – 2km Walking Catchment Figure 3 – 4km Walking Catchment

Appendices
Appendix A – Illustrative Masterplan...................................................................................................... 23 Appendix B – Proposed Site Access Junction .......................................................................................... 24 Appendix C – Local Bus Service Details .................................................................................................. 25

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1.1.1

INTRODUCTION
BACKGROUND
WYG has been appointed by William Davis Ltd to prepare a Residential Travel Plan (RTP) in support of a planning application for the development of up to 400 residential dwellings, plus a Primary School and Medical Centre, on land to the south of Shelford Road in Radcliffe upon Trent, Nottinghamshire. A site location plan is attached as Figure 1.

1.1.2

Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) is the local highway authority for the area and Rushcliffe Borough Council (RBC) is the local planning authority.

1.1.3

This report should be read in conjunction with the accompanying Transport Assessment (WYG report no. RT79137-04).

1.2
1.2.1

PURPOSE
The aim of a TP is to minimise the impact of travel on the environment, help to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases, improve local air quality, minimise health risks and reduce congestion. Encouraging residents to carry out their everyday activities in a more sustainable manner can also contribute to improvements in the local environment.

1.2.2

Specifically, a residential TP is a package of measures designed to reduce the number and length of car trips generated by a residential development, whilst also supporting more sustainable modes of travel and reducing the overall need to travel. The difference between a residential TP and workplace TP is that a residential TP is concerned with journeys made from a single origin (home) to multiple and changing destinations whereas the reverse is true for a workplace TP. The pattern of journeys originating at home is more varied, with residents having multiple destinations and different needs and travel choices over time.

1.2.3

The key principles of residential travel plans are as follows:: • They are site specific and are determined by opportunities and constraints e.g. public transport routes, amenities and facilities in the immediate area; • Combine hard and soft measures;

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Provide a holistic package in which individual measures are integrated into design, marketing and occupation of site (rather than “retrofitted” once the site is established). They can provide a key mechanism for ensuring that sustainable access is in place from the earliest stages of development; and

• 1.2.4

Include measures to support walking, cycling and public transport use.

This report outlines the aims and strategy for the site and details the measures that will be introduced to ensure the aims are realised. It should be recognised that this report represents the initial approach that will be undertaken to develop the TP strategy, and that further stages are anticipated once the residential development is fully occupied and resident details can be analysed and travel behaviour influenced. It should be recognised that the measures to be adopted will also be targeted at visitors.

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1.3.1

REPORT LAYOUT
The layout of the RTP is as follows: • Section 2 describes the proposed development; • Section 3 sets out the policy context within which the TP has been developed; • Section 4 details existing sustainable transport infrastructure; • Section 5 describes the role of the proposed Travel Plan Co-ordinator; • Section 6 suggests an initial package of measures for the TP; • Section 7 identifies targets and monitoring activities to ensure the TP is effective; and • Section 8 draws together the key points made in the previous chapters.

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DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS
SITE LOCATION
The site is located to the north-east of the village of Radcliffe on Trent in Nottinghamshire. A site location plan is shown as Figure 1.

2.2
2.2.1

LOCAL AREA
The proposed development is located less than 1 mile to the north-east of Radcliffe on Trent village centre and is within a reasonable walk distance of local educational, employment and retail facilities. These are discussed in greater detail in Section 4 of this report.

2.3
2.3.1

DEVELOPMENT
The proposed development comprises up to 400 residential dwellings, a 210 pupil Primary School, a Medical Centre for 7 GP’s, an equipped child’s play area, allotments and public open space. The illustrative masterplan for the proposed development is attached as Appendix A to this report.

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2.4.1

PROPOSED SITE ACCESS
Following earlier access feasibility work, NCC expressed a desire to see any development in this location accessed via a three-arm roundabout on Shelford Road towards the north-eastern boundary of the site. A proposed roundabout layout is shown in Appendix B of this report.

2.4.2

The proposed site access roundabout will act as a traffic management feature at the edge of the urban area, encouraging reduced vehicle speeds on the approach to the village. The proposed roundabout will be complemented by appropriate village gateway treatment at the existing change in speed limit. This will be in the form of a minor extension of the 30mph speed limit further to the north-east and enhanced signing and lining works.

2.5
2.5.1

PEDESTRIAN / CYCLE ACCESS
In addition to providing pedestrian and cycle access to the proposed development as part of any proposed vehicular access, it is also recommended that direct and convenient pedestrian links are provided from the site to the existing bus stops on Shelford Road.

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2.5.2

A traffic free pedestrian and cycle link will be provided between the proposed development and Shelford Road and, internally, cycles will be catered for through provision of a north-south cycle route through the site, together with shared surface routes being provided where appropriate.

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2.6.1

INTERNAL SITE LAYOUT
The internal highway will be designed to accommodate the swept-path turning requirements of appropriate design vehicles. The layout will be designed to allow for future access by bus services, if required. The bus route could loop through the development on the primary route or a turning facility provided in close proximity to the Primary School and Medical Centre.

2.6.2

The development will be designed in a manner to ensure that it is a well-connected area not dominated by the car. The area is to be designed so as it meets the needs of the people living there rather than the motorcar.

2.7
2.7.1

SERVICE AND EMERGENCY VEHICLES
Service and emergency vehicles will gain access to the development via the main vehicular access on Shelford Road.

2.8
2.8.1

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES AND OTHER MOBILITY IMPAIRMENTS
The detailed design of the development and its internal transport infrastructure will be undertaken in accordance with the requirements of the 1995 (amended 2005) Disability Discrimination Act and in accordance with current good practice as embodied within the DfT’s “Inclusive Mobility” document.

2.8.2

This approach will ensure that the completed development is fully inclusive and meets the needs of all users, including those with disabilities or temporary mobility impairments, such as those escorting elderly people or young children.

2.8.3

The requirement to design for disabled people will permeate all aspects of the design process and will include access to and movement within the site, the interface between the development and the surrounding highway network, and, in particular, the pedestrian routes and public transport facilities.

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2.9
2.9.1

PARKING
The 6C’s design guide recommends that car parking within new residential developments should be provided in accordance with the DCLG ‘Residential Car Parking Research’ document.

2.9.2

The method of calculation used within the DCLG document is based around car ownership figures obtained from the 2001 Census. The DCLG method calculates the likely level of car parking demand for residential units using a number of variables, including the type and tenure of dwelling, location of the development and number of rooms in each dwelling.

2.9.3

Cycle parking should also be provided within each individual dwelling plot, with a single cycle parking space provided for each dwelling. Cycle parking will also be provided at the Medical Centre.

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PLANNING POLICY
PREAMBLE
This chapter examines national and local transport policies considered to be relevant to the proposed development. Consideration has been given in the preparation of this Travel Plan to the following documents: • • • National Planning Policy Framework; Rushcliffe Local Plan; Nottinghamshire Local Transport Plan 3 (2011-2026).

3.1.2

A summary of these policies is provided below.

3.2
3.2.1

NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK (NPPF)
The National Planning Policy Framework was published on 27 March 2012 and constitutes guidance for local planning authorities and decision-takers both in drawing up development plans and as a material consideration in determining applications. The NPPF replaces previous planning policy statements and planning policy guidance, including PPG13.

3.2.2

At the heart of the NPPF is a presumption in favour of sustainable development. In terms of transport, one of the core planning principles is to actively manage patterns of growth to make the fullest possible use of public transport, walking and cycling, and focus significant development in locations which are or can be made sustainable.

3.2.3

The NPPF states that all developments which generate significant amounts of movement should supported by a Transport Statement or Transport Assessment and that developments should be located where the need to travel will be minimised and the use of sustainable transport modes can be maximised. The document also states that development should only be prevented or refused on transport grounds where the residual cumulative impacts of development are severe.

3.2.4

It is considered that the proposed development on land off Shelford Road accords with the aims and policies of the NPPF as it is located in an area where residents of the proposed development have ease of access to local employment, retail, educational and leisure facilities

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by sustainable modes of transport. The inclusion of a primary school and medical centre on the site also reduces the need to travel for residents of the proposed development. Furthermore, the residual cumulative impacts of the development are considered not to be severe.

3.3
3.3.1

RUSHCLIFFE LOCAL PLAN
The Rushcliffe Local Plan will set out the spatial planning policies and proposals for the Borough in the period to 2026. The key strategic planning document in the Local Plan is the Core Strategy, which indicates the numbers and broad locations of new homes to be built over the plan period.

3.3.2

A publication version of the Core Strategy was submitted to the Secretary of State in October 2012. However, following serious concerns expressed by the Secretary of State about the soundness of the housing policies, the examination in public is currently suspended. During this period of suspension the Council will be consulting on proposals to increase the housing target and allocate additional development at land south of Clifton, land at Melton Road Edwalton and land east of Gamston.

3.3.3

The publication version of the Core Strategy includes for residential development where planning permission has already been granted at Edwalton (1,200 dwellings) and Cotgrave Colliery (470 dwellings), together with other major residential sites north of Bingham (1,000 dwellings), RAF Newton (550 homes) and land south of Clifton (2,500 homes). Radcliffe on Trent is defined within the Core Strategy document as a key settlement, identified as an area of growth for a minimum of 400 dwellings.

3.3.4

Policy 13 of the Core Strategy relates to managing travel demand and states that the need to travel, especially by private car, will be reduced by securing new developments of appropriate scale in the most accessible locations following the Spatial Strategy in Policy 2, in combination with the delivery of sustainable transport networks to serve these developments. The policy also adopts a hierarchical approach to ensure the delivery of sustainable transport networks, with priority given to area wide travel demand management measures and improvements to public transport services and walking and cycling facilities over highway capacity enhancements.

3.3.5

Policy 14 of the Core Strategy details transport infrastructure priorities and states that, new development, singly or in combination with other proposed development, must include a

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sufficient package of measures to ensure that journeys by non-private car modes are encouraged, and that residual car trips will not unacceptably compromise the wider transport system in terms of its effective operation. 3.3.6 The proposed development on land off Shelford Road accords with the spatial strategy policy by providing up to 400 dwellings in one of the key settlements in the Borough. This Residential Travel Plan will seek to accord with the hierarchical approach to sustainable travel as set out in policies 13 and 14 by seeking to promote travel demand measures and improvements to sustainable travel modes.

3.4
3.4.1

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN 2011-2026
The third Nottinghamshire Local Transport Plan (LTP) details the transport strategy for the County for the period between 2011 and 2026. The LTP consists of two separate documents; the local transport strategy detailing how transport improvements will be delivered in the county; and an implementation plan setting out the types of measures and where investment will be prioritised to deliver the local transport strategy.

3.4.2

The local transport strategy adopts a hierarchical approach to the delivery of sustainable transport networks, with preference given to area wide travel demand measures and improvements to public transport services, and walking and cycling facilities, over major highway capacity enhancements. The strategy also encourages the provision of residential travel plans as part of new developments.

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SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
INTRODUCTION
This section considers the existing level of sustainable transport in the vicinity of the proposed development as well as considering those measures that could positively influence travel patterns in the delivery of sustainable transport to the site. Current policy and guidance at both national and local level emphasises the promotion of sustainable development, which, based around the promotion of alternative modes, places less reliance on the car.

4.2

PEDESTRIAN FACILITIES
Assumptions

4.2.1

The Institution of Highways and Transportation in their document ‘Guidelines for Providing for Journeys on Foot’ state that “walking accounts for over a quarter of all journeys and four fifths of journeys less than one mile”. The document also provides guidance on acceptable walking distances and suggests that a preferred maximum walking distance of 2km is applicable for commuting or school trips.

4.2.2

A 2km walking catchment is presented in Figure 2. This indicates that the proposed development site is within a reasonable walking distance of the following local amenities and facilities: • • • • • Radcliffe on Trent village centre South Nottinghamshire Academy School Radcliffe Infant and Nursery School Radcliffe on Trent Junior School Radcliffe on Trent Rail Station

4.2.3

The village centre is approximately 1.4km to the south-west of the proposed site. There are a variety of local facilities/amenities in the village centre and on Shelford Road alone there are 3 hairdressers, a florist, 2 fast-food takeaways, a café, a church, a carpet shop, a restaurant and an estate agent. There are short-stay parking bays (up to 1 hour) on the north side of Shelford Road close to the mini-roundabout junction with Main Street that operate between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday, and can accommodate 16-17 cars.

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Existing infrastructure
4.2.4 Pedestrian facilities in the vicinity of the proposed development are currently of a reasonable standard. There are footways on both sides of Shelford Road between the proposed development and the village centre and these are generally of a minimum width of 2m, although there is a short section (100m) on the south side of Shelford Road between the junctions with Chestnut Grove and Oak Tree Avenue where the width reduces to approximately 1.5m. 4.2.5 There are no formal pedestrian crossing facilities along Shelford Road, although there are central pedestrian refuges with dropped crossings and tactile paving on the Shelford Road, Main Road and Hunt Close arms of the mini-roundabout junction in the village centre, plus a zebra crossing on a raised speed table on the Bingham Road approach to the junction.

4.3

CYCLE FACILITIES
Assumptions

4.3.1

The topography of the area in the immediate vicinity of the site makes the use of alternative modes of transport such as cycling a viable option, thus helping to encourage sustainable travel modes and choices.

4.3.2

In much the same way as pedestrian trip lengths are defined, the length of cycling trips will be governed by routes that are available and trip length, although a number of other factors often mitigate for or against making these trips.

4.3.3

The DfT in their “Transport Statistics on Cycling in Great Britain” state that the average length of a cycle journey is 2.4 miles (3.84km). It can therefore be concluded that approximately 4km represents a reasonable average cycling distance.

Local Cycle Infrastructure
4.3.4 Figure 3 indicates a 4km cycling catchment from the site, which incorporates the whole of the village of Radcliffe on Trent. Shelford Road is an advisory cycle route, although there are no specific cycle lanes or cycleways along the route. Within the village itself, Main Road, Bingham Road and Holme Lane are all advisory cycle routes, providing links to off-road cycle routes on the north of the A52 to the east and west of the village.

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4.4
4.4.1

PUBLIC TRANSPORT (BUS)
In terms of public transport, accessibility is affected by service provision, i.e. service frequency and the destinations served, and the length of the trip necessary to access services. In terms of the length of trip necessary to access services, the IHT ‘Guidelines for Public Transport in Developments’ states “the maximum walking distance to a bus stop should not exceed 400 metres”.

Existing Bus Infrastructure
4.4.2 The nearest bus stops to the site are located on Shelford Road, with bus stops on both sides of the carriageway located at the western boundary of the site and a single bus stop on the northbound carriageway close to the eastern boundary of the site. These stops are served by the Radcliffe Line service between Nottingham and Bingham operated by Trent Barton. This is a 60 minute frequency service that operates between 6am and 9pm, Monday to Saturday. 4.4.3 There are also bus stops located on Clumber Drive within 200m of the southern boundary of the proposed development site. These stops are served by a version of the Radcliffe Line that runs between Nottingham and Radcliffe on Trent. The service operates to Clumber Drive on a 60 minute frequency, Monday to Saturday, between 7am and 6.30pm. 4.4.4 The relevant bus service timetables are contained in Appendix C and the service details are summarised below in Table 1. Table 1 – Local Bus Services
Service No. Radcliffe Line Radcliffe Line Mon - Sat Frequency (minutes) Daytime Evening (6am to 9pm) (after 9pm) 60 -

Route

Nottingham - Radcliffe on Trent – East Bridgford - Bingham Nottingham – Radcliffe on Trent

60

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4.4.5

It can be seen from the above that the proposed development is located adjacent to reasonable existing bus services, with 2 buses per hour into Nottingham during the main working day passing in close proximity to the site.

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4.5.1

PUBLIC TRANSPORT (RAIL)
The nearest rail station to the site is Radcliffe on Trent, which is located approximately 1km to the south-east of the proposed site off Shelford Road. The station is on the Nottingham to Grantham rail line and there are irregular daytime rail services to Nottingham (5 trains a day) and Grantham (6 trains a day).

4.5.2

The station has an area of informal and unmarked car parking adjacent to the Nottingham bound platform but there is no formal cycle parking provision. There are sheltered waiting areas on both platforms but no ticket office or ticket machines are available.

4.5.3

Given the irregular level of service provision and lack of facilities available at the rail station, it is unlikely that travel by rail will be a viable/attractive mode for residents of the proposed development. This is reflected by the local census travel to work data for the Trent ward, which suggests that only 1.4% of the existing resident population travel to work by train.

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TRAVEL PLAN CO-ORDINATOR
INTRODUCTION
It is essential that an effective management structure is established from the outset with a single body/organisation assuming overall control and responsibility for the delivery, ongoing management and monitoring of the Travel Plan.

5.2
5.2.1

APPOINTMENT
It is therefore proposed that William Davis Ltd will appoint a Travel Plan Coordinator (TPC). The TPC position will be funded for a period of 5 years following first occupation.

5.3
5.3.1

RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties of the TPC will include: • • Provision of Travel Information to new residents; Coordination with other Travel Plan Coordinators in the area to identify any areas for joint working or “added value”; • Liaising with NCC for appropriate input from a range of agencies including public transport operators; • • • Keeping all public transport and database records up to date; Preparing and maintaining publicity for the plan; and Providing New Household Travel Packs.

5.3.2

In addition to the above, the TPC will be integral to the process of reviewing the effectiveness of the Travel Plan. The wider marketing of the Travel Plan is covered in the next section of this report, whilst monitoring and reviewing is covered in more detail in Section 7.

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6.1.1

TRAVEL PLAN MEASURES AND INITIATIVES
INTRODUCTION
The proposed travel plan measures and initiatives can be separated into promotion and awareness (soft measures) as well as improvements to design, services and facilities both on and off site (hard measures).

6.2
6.2.1

OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAVEL PLAN
The objectives of the TP are to: • Ensure that alternative modes of transport are in place prior to the occupation of the site; • Raise awareness of alternative modes of transport available with residents, e.g. information included in the sales information on the properties, travel information packs, welcome packs etc; and • Implement measures designed to minimise the need to travel.

6.3
6.3.1

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROPOSED HIGHWAY LAYOUT
There are a number of design and site layout principles associated with the development and the key philosophy is the creation of a well-connected area not dominated by the car.

6.3.2

The area is to be designed so as it meets the needs of the people living there rather than the motorcar. The key highway design principles are set out below: • The creation of a movement network that gives priority to pedestrians and cyclists with links to public transport facilities; and • Traffic speeds should be managed by the arrangement of buildings and spaces.

6.4
6.4.1

NEW HOUSEHOLD LOCAL SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL PACKS
Good communication is a vital part of a TP and making residents aware of the options available to them is critical. In order to ensure this it is proposed that all new residents to the development will be provided with a ‘New Household Local Sustainable Travel Pack’.

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6.4.2

The TPC will work in partnership with NCC to provide these packs. The packs will contain information on local walking and cycling routes, information on bus/train services, details of the Nottinghamshare carshare scheme, and initiatives to help encourage use of the non car modes of transport.

6.4.3

The Travel Packs will also include for vouchers that can be redeemed by residents to obtain two, 4-weekly saver bus tickets per household for free travel on local bus services. This initiative will act as a ‘taster’ for residents of the proposed development to encourage greater use of local bus services. The provision of bus tickets to residents will be managed by the site TPC.

6.5
6.5.1

MEASURES DESIGNED TO CREATE A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR PEDESTRIANS
The proposed development will encourage walking both within the development and in the wider area through the introduction of the following measures: • • Provision of a 2m wide footway along the site frontage on Shelford Road; Provision of a separate pedestrian/cycle link between the development and Shelford Road; • • Implementation of a traffic calming scheme along Shelford Road; and Upgrading the Shelford Road/Bingham Road mini-roundabout junction to signal control incorporating pedestrian crossing facilities.

6.5.2

The implementation of these improvements will help to increase the number of walking trips associated with the proposed development as well as enhance the existing facilities for pedestrians in the area.

6.6
6.6.1

MEASURES DESIGNED TO CREATE A BETTER ENVIRONMENT FOR CYCLISTS
The proposed development will encourage cycling as a mode of transport both within the development and in the wider area. This is to be achieved through the introduction of a number of measures, which would include the following; • • Provision of appropriate cycle routes within the site; Provision of a pedestrian/cycle link between the development and Shelford Road;

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• • 6.6.2

Establishing a cycle users group for residents; and Provision of appropriate cycle parking facilities within individual dwellings.

The proposed site layout has been designed to ensure cycle accessibility both within the site and to the wider cycle network. The highway layout has been designed to ensure that vehicle speeds are appropriately managed and therefore cyclists can use the routes safely.

6.7
6.7.1

PUBLIC TRANSPORT
Enhancements to the existing bus services are proposed through a financial contribution of £300,000 to be secured as part of a Section 106 agreement. The financial contribution is proposed to enhance the existing Radcliffe Line bus service through provision of extended evening plus Sunday service or enhance the frequency of the existing service.

6.7.2

The internal highway layout will be designed to accommodate buses and a bus stop would be provided outside the proposed Primary School and Medical Centre, if required.

6.7.3

In terms of bus stop infrastructure, it is proposed that improvements are provided to the two closest bus stops to the development on Shelford Road. The improvements would involve the provision of appropriate shelters, seating, information display cases and raised bus boarder kerbs at the stops.

6.7.4

It is also proposed that residents of the development will be issued with a New Residents Travel Pack that would include details of the local bus services, plus vouchers that can be redeemed for two, free, bus ‘taster’ tickets per household.

6.8
6.8.1

CAR REDUCTION SCHEMES
Residents will be provided with details of car sharing initiatives, for example the Nottinghamshare carshare scheme. The scheme is a web based car sharing database that seeks to match users with drivers or passengers to share car journeys with. Registration to the website is free and people can register as individuals or as part of a private group for individual employers. The TPC will promote the use of this scheme through the Travel Packs.

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6.9
6.9.1

PROMOTION / MARKETING
Promotion and marketing of the TP will be made through the provision of the ‘New Household Local Sustainable Travel Packs’.

6.9.2

In order to ensure that the TP is as successful as possible, it is critical that the potential occupiers of the residential units are made aware of the existence of the TP. Therefore the TP will be mentioned in the sales materials for the site and prospective buyers will be made aware of the scheme by the sales staff.

6.9.3

The Travel Packs will contain contact details for the TPC and residents will be invited to arrange for an initial consultation meeting with the TPC to discuss potential sustainable travel options available to them (personalised travel planning).

6.9.4

The Travel Packs will also include details of the Big Wheel website, which is operated by the Greater Nottingham Transport Partnership (GNTP) and includes information on walking and cycling routes, bus and rail services, car share schemes and car clubs, and local events. The website also includes initiatives such as the Ridewise cycling initiative, and can provide personal journey planning.

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7.1
7.1.1

TARGETS & MONITORING
INTRODUCTION
In order to be robust and effective, a Travel Plan should include targets, monitoring and management arrangements to ensure that the objectives of the Travel Plan are achieved and that it remains sustainable over the longer term.

7.2
7.2.1

TARGETS
The Transport Assessment report submitted in support of the planning application (WYG report no. RT79137-04) predicts that the proposed development would result in a typical peak hour vehicular trip rate of 0.749 two-way trips per dwelling during the weekday morning peak hour. It is proposed that a target vehicular trip rate of 0.674 two-way trips per dwelling during the weekday morning peak hour is adopted for the proposed development (a 10% reduction).

7.3
7.3.1

MONITORING
The measures set out in the RTP will need to be monitored to ensure that the targets are achieved. It is therefore proposed that an Automatic Traffic Counter (ATC) would be installed on the proposed site access road for a 7-day period (to be agreed with NCC) once 100 dwellings are occupied (in order to establish a sufficient sample size).

7.3.2

The results from the ATC would indicate the average weekday peak hour and daily traffic flows associated with the development, from which indicative trip rates per dwelling could be calculated. The trip rates would then be compared with the target trip rates indicated above to establish whether the targets are being achieved.

7.3.3

In addition, the ATC survey could be supplemented by a residents travel survey. This would help to ascertain the typical modal splits being achieved by the development and determine which sustainable modes of travel are being most utilised for travel to/from the site.

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7.3.4

The results of the ATC and residents travel surveys will be compiled by the Travel Plan Coordinator to form a monitoring report, which would be submitted to NCC within 3 months of completion of the surveys. The monitoring report would state whether the Travel Plan targets were being achieved and, if not, what further steps would be taken in order to achieve the targets in the following 12 months. The monitoring reports will be completed on an annual basis for a period of no less than 4 years from the date of submission and agreement of the first monitoring report.

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8.1.1

CONCLUSIONS
The proposed development would provide up to 400 new residential dwellings, a new primary school and a medical centre on land at Shelford Road Farm in Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire.

8.1.2

This Residential Travel Plan has been produced in accordance with guidance provided in relevant national and local policy documents. It sets out the site strategies and measures that could be introduced to influence modal choice with a view to reducing dependency upon the private car.

8.1.3

An audit of the existing pedestrian, cycling and public transport facilities in the area has been carried out which indicates that sustainable travel opportunities for residents and visitors to the proposed development are good. Local amenities and facilities are within reasonable walking and cycling distance of the site, plus there are regular bus services to Nottingham, with bus stops within reasonable walking distance of the site.

8.1.4

A number of specific measures have been put forward to encourage residents and visitors to use sustainable modes and to ensure that they have sufficient information to make an informed choice on their mode of travel. It is proposed that the Travel Plan targets will be set in accordance with the predicted average weekday peak hour traffic generation for the development as contained in the accompanying Transport Assessment (WYG report no. RT79137-04).

8.1.5

These measures could be further developed following initial occupation of the proposed development and once the travel patterns of the residents of the development have been established.

8.1.6

The package of measures outlined in this report is considered to be robust and appropriate to the development proposed. This Residential Travel Plan is therefore considered suitable for future development of the site.

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EXECUTIVE PARK AVALON WAY ANSTEY LEICESTER LE7 7GR

TEL: +44 (0)116 234 8000 FAX: +44 (0)116 234 8001 e-mail: leicester@wyg.com

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EXECUTIVE PARK AVALON WAY ANSTEY LEICESTER LE7 7GR

TEL: +44 (0)116 234 8000 FAX: +44 (0)116 234 8001 e-mail: leicester@wyg.com

SHELFORD ROAD FARM, RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT

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EXECUTIVE PARK AVALON WAY ANSTEY LEICESTER LE7 7GR

TEL: +44 (0)116 234 8000 FAX: +44 (0)116 234 8001 e-mail: leicester@wyg.com

SHELFORD ROAD FARM, RADCLIFFE-ON-TRENT

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DEVELOPMENT SCHEDULE Residential NDA (including 0.23ha of children’s play): 13.24ha
(400 dwellings @ 30dph) B DE_085-003 William Davis Ltd
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School & Health Centre: 1.5ha Allotments: 0.37ha Amenity open space: 4.52ha Total: 19.63ha

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Shelford Road, Radcliffe-on-Trent Development Framework 1:2,500 @ A3

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Appendix B – Proposed Site Access Junction

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Appendix C – Local Bus Service Details

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