The transport development management team provide travel and transport advice on planning applications. The team deals with a range of planning applications, from very large applications covering major developments such as Trinity Square to smaller applications from homeowners and small businesses. Pre-application advice is also provided. All enquiries must be made via the Development Management section.
When a planning application is submitted a formal assessment is made of the nature and severity of impacts on transport paying particular attention to highway capacity, road safety and sustainable travel. This assessment forms a report which is passed to the Development Management section and may be influential in determining planning permission.
In order to assist in developing the transport aspects of new developments a number of technical appendices have been prepared. These provide detailed advice and guidance on the preparation of the transport aspects of planning applications and supporting material.