Your travel plan should be managed by a Travel Plan Coordinator. The plan must have clear actions to be able to guide the Coordinator in delivering it.
Your Travel Plan Coordinator is responsible for implementing measures agreed in your plan. They may be involved with designing travel initiatives such as car sharing schemes. They will need to liaise with transport operators such as bus and train services.
The Travel Plan Coordinator should promote sustainable travel with users of the development. They could run marketing campaigns to receive good responses to travel surveys.
When the initiatives are in place, the Travel Plan Coordinator needs to track how effective they are. They need to check that aims and targets were met within agreed timescales. They should repeat surveys, analyse changes in travel behaviour and recommend improvements.
Hampshire County Council requires financial contributions from developers. This is to help relieve the impact of a new development on the transport network.
Travel plans are not only a paper exercise. The production of the document is only part of the process. A Section 106 Agreement legally binds a developer to implement the actions in the travel plan. The agreement includes sanctions to ensure that you fix any failure to deliver agreed measures, if they were within your control. Sanctions ensure that developers do not just agree to measures and targets in their travel plans but actually implement them.
Sanctions could be in one of these forms:
- Paying Hampshire County Council to implement agreed measures which were not implemented. This could include marketing/promotional materials in addition to infrastructure works.
- The developer carrying out extra work that is expected to remedy the failure to implement the measures.
- A restriction on the build out or occupation of the development.