Developers submit a transport assessment as part of a planning application. It forms part of the Council's considerations of the transport implications.
Transport assessments detail the estimated impact of developments on the highway network. The assessment studies existing transport infrastructure and the current traffic situation. It predicts the effect that the proposed development would have.
Not all planning applications need a transport assessment. However we may ask you for one even if your plan doesn't meet the usual thresholds. This could be due to potential cumulative effects.
|Land use||Threshold above which a transport assessment is required|
|Commercial: B1 and B2||2500 sqm|
|Commercial: B8||5000 sqm|
|Health Establishments||2500 sqm|
|Care Establishments||500 sqm or 50 bedrooms|
|Leisure: General||1000 sqm|
|Leisure: Stadia, ice rinks||All (1500 seats)|
|Miscellaneous Commercial||500 sqm|