Residential Travel Plans are often required to support planning applications and Transport Assessments for new developments and would be secured by a planning condition and/or Section 106 Agreement. Overall, Residential Travel Plans are a long-term management strategy with a package of measures designed to reduce the number of car trips, improve active lifestyles and reduce the impacts on the local environment. The Travel Plan document is regularly reviewed and must be dynamic to continue to evolve over the monitoring period creating a vibrant, sustainable and healthy community.
We understand that for successful Residential Travel Plans to be implemented and meet Local Authority Guidance; partnerships and excellent communication with all stakeholders such as the residents, Local Authorities, local transport operators and school Travel Plan Coordinators must be a key focus.
As well as the development and production of Residential Travel Plans, we can undertake the vital Travel Plan Coordinator role required to implement, manage, monitor and promote the Travel Plan to residents of the specific development on behalf of the developer. We aim to ensure that each resident is presented with sustainable travel options in the area and given the best opportunity to make a positive change, thus achieving the Travel Plan targets.
With our experience in Marketing Communications and design, we can produce positive, engaging and appealing marketing collateral for your residents taking demographics and the local area into account. Promotional material includes; Residential Welcome/Information Packs, newsletters, promotional flyers, local area maps and website content. Furthermore, we can organise and manage sustainable travel events on-site to further increase engagement with residents in order to accomplish the Residential Travel Plan targets. The marketing collateral created in order to promote the Travel Plan is produced according to your guidelines and specifications as well as being designed to compliment and support your own marketing material, creating an additional sales and marketing tool.
As part of the Travel Plan Coordinator role, we will survey and manage your Residential Travel Plan throughout the monitoring period (typically a period of five years). In accordance with this regular monitoring, we will continue to update and adapt the Travel Plan as applicable in order to achieve on-going planning obligations.
There a vast number of benefits to appointing us to implement a Residential Travel Plan on your behalf;
♦ A greater chance of meeting targets set by the Local Authority;
♦ You can benefit from increased PR and Marketing presence during the customer journey;
♦ The Travel Plan can be used as an additional sales tool by informing prospective customers what is available to them if they purchase one of your homes;
♦ Can be used as part of your corporate environmental policies;
♦ Will give compliance to Section 106 Agreements/Planning Conditions;
♦ Reduces congestion and pollution within the local area; and
♦ Offers greater transport choices for residents within the development.
Each and every Residential Travel Plan is unique and site-specific. We would love to hear from you and discuss your needs if you have a Travel Plan requirement that we could help with.