Travel plans are required for all planning applications where a Transport Assessment is required. The exception is residential applications where a travel plan is required for an application of 100 or more households.
A travel plan must be included when submitting the planning application.
Not all planning applications need a travel plan. However, we may ask you for one even if your plan doesn't meet the usual thresholds. This is because some smaller scale developments can have significant transport impacts. A travel plan will be required for:
- development in or near an Air Quality Management Area
- development in an area that has been identified for specific initiatives for the reduction of traffic, or the promotion of alternative transport
- any area where it is known that the cumulative impact of development proposals is a cause for concern
- provision of new or extended school and other educational facilities
- an extension to an existing development that causes the site to exceed the threshold
- all instances where the local planning authority requires it.