RCA can offer a truly holistic approach to the development of your neighbourhood plan. The purpose of a Plan is not just to consider the scale of any future expansion, but also to consider what deficiencies there currently are.
In transport terms, deficiencies can include things like bus stops (and poor quality/location of existing stops), footway provision, local accident issues, poor junction design or a lack of existing pedestrian and cycle routes and parking issues.
RCA can assist in helping to develop an evidence base regarding these issues and in planning schemes (including initial cost estimates) to improve transport for all. These can assist in gaining specific contributions towards improvements from both new development and via local authority funding sources. This approach seeks to ensure that the Neighbourhood Plan is robust and that contributions and funding requests are fully justifiable, protecting the future of your place and promoting sustainable development.
RCA has transport planning capability which spans from the smallest development to large scale strategic studies. RCA’s transport services are led by Sarah Loynes who has worked for organisations such as the Highways Agency and for numerous local developers and highway authorities. Her experience includes national transport studies and local improvement schemes in locations both in the UK and abroad.