- A transport impact assessment is undertaken by the applicant to establish whether or not the proposal will have a negative impact on transport and parking in the area surrounding the proposed development.
- If the proposal is for a larger development such as a new school, a Transport Plan supporting acceptable, safe and sustainable travel movements including car and cycle parking arrangements may be required by the local authority.
- Some local authorities may also require parking stress surveys to be undertaken – often these surveys have different names but essentially require similar information.
- Transport assessments and plans are usually carried out by transport engineers.
- Information about the proposal is sent to a transport planner who will undertake either a desk top study or a site survey.
- Once the survey is completed the transport planner/engineer usually produces a report or assessment with conclusions to satisfy the local Council’s transport policy criteria.
Please note: permitted development rights only apply to houses and do not apply to flats, maisonettes or other buildings. you will need full planning permission for all works to a flat or maisonette. Read more.