With increased emphasis by both central and local government to encourage a shift away from sole-occupancy private car use to more sustainable modes of travel, Travel Plans are now a requirement for all major developments as part of the planning process.
It is also becoming more common for smaller developments and established businesses to develop Travel Plans. This is because of the business benefits they can bring which include: reduced commuting costs for employees; improved attractiveness of a site to potential occupiers; healthier workforce through greater uptake of walking and cycling; reduced demand for parking spaces enabling land to be put to more cost-effective or commercially beneficial use; and achievement of corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives.
However, the devolvement of a Travel Plan should not be considered as a one-off event, being completed and put on the shelf. They require careful and considered programmes of implementation, management and monitoring to ensure that their objectives are met and the business benefits are fully realised.
Waterman’s service extends beyond preparation of Travel Plans to include their full or partial implementation and delivery. We can act on your behalf as Travel Plan Co-ordinator, offering the services, advice, and guidance you require to implement your Travel Plan in-house. In short, we go beyond the provision of advice and strategic planning to actually assist our clients with the delivery, co-ordination and monitoring of Travel Plan measures on the ground.
We work closely with a wide variety of clients to prepare, implement and monitor tailor-made Travel Plans that contain mutually agreed site-specific measures and targets specifically designed to meet business objectives and enable compliance with planning obligations and conditions. Our extensive experience covers all types of developments and market sectors.