Our planning application is supported by an extensive Transport Assessment, and Framework Travel Plan, which help to understand potential travel demand to and from the development, and identify appropriate mitigation works to ensure that impacts on the local highways network are not significant.
The Transport Assessment assesses the impacts of the proposed development, and identifies appropriate mitigation works to ensure that impacts on the local highways network are not significant.
Framework Travel Plan
The Framework Travel Plan is a package of measures aimed at promoting sustainable transport within the development, with the central aim of reducing travel by single occupancy vehicles.
Assessing and managing traffic impacts
Managing access and highways connectivity are vital ingredients for a successful business park and ensuring it fits in with the wider area.
The development industry has a number of standard technical processes and methodologies for assessing the impact of development on the local road network.
We have used these industry standard processes to:
- Understand existing traffic levels on the road network
- Factor in how this might change anyway as a result of natural traffic growth and other developments planned for the local area
- Calculate the expected number of vehicle movements or ‘trips’ to and from our proposed development
- Identify where these trips are expected to travel on the local network
- Test the impact of our development on local roads and junctions
- Identify any necessary improvements to these junctions to accommodate traffic from our development
Proposed design of enhanced site access from A60 – click to enlarge Proposed design of enhanced site access from A60
Improvements to junction 13 and the A605 / Huntingdon Road roundabout – click to enlarge Improvements to junction 13 and the A605 / Huntingdon Road roundabout
Our priority is to maximise sustainable travel by facilitating and promoting opportunities to walk, cycle and use public transport, as well as encouraging car sharing.
Our proposals would enhance public access across the site and in the wider area, linking into existing pedestrian and cycle routes and plans for the Greenway. as well as covered, lit cycle parking close to building entrances.
Existing DSV employees living in the local area often walk or cycle to work and our plans would make it possible for them and others to do so at the new site. Covered, lit cycle parking would be located close to the entrance of each building, and showers, changing facilities and lockers would be provided in each building to further support walking and cycling.
We are in discussions with North Northamptonshire Council’s public transport team regarding the routeing of buses to the site, including the no.16 which operates between Kettering to Thrapston and Raunds and the X3 Corby which operates between Corby (and/ or Kettering) to Thrapston and Huntingdon
The employment park would increase demand for these local services and help to make them more viable in the long-term.