Clarkebond transport experts agree access strategy for 1300 home development
Clarkebond has been appointed to provide transport planning and highway engineering services on an allocated site in South Wales. Following the agreement in principle of the access strategy with the Welsh Government and the local highway authority, the project is now moving forward in earnest and Clarkebond will be meeting the authorities shortly to discuss detailed development of the access proposal and to scope the Transport Assessment.
The access strategy includes an upgraded junction on a trunk road. The trip generation methodology that accounts for the complex travel patterns internally and externally to such a large development has also been agreed with the authorities.
Planning a new urban village with 1300 new homes, employment, retail, education and leisure uses near to an existing town and trunk road requires a significant amount of transport planning and highway engineering input. Clarkebond are currently carrying out baseline studies into traffic flows and accessibility by public transport, cycling and on foot, to inform the master planning process with the intention of submitting a planning application later this year.
“Developing an appropriate access strategy by all modes is a key component in designing a new sustainable community.” Comments David Knight, Clarkebond’s Associate Director, Transport Planning.