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Transport Assessments

Staffordshire County Council as Local Highway Authority has an obligation to assess the transportation impact of all development proposals in order to make sure that they can be satisfactorily included into the transport network.

We have prepared guidance in line with government policy to try to encourage applicants, where necessary, to submit properly scoped Transport Assessments with planning applications. As part of this document, Staffordshire District and Borough Councils have produced 'Validation Criteria' which explain when Transport Assessments will be required and advises applicants that we will need to consider their submitted Transport Assessment first before registering their application.

Prior to submitting a planning application, applicants need to complete the form in the guidance pack to confirm whether or not they require a Transport Assessment.

There are generally two parts to a Transport Assessment:

  • Part 1 will involve demonstrating how the development and its associated traffic can be assimilated into the highway network. This will involve where necessary the submission of capacity and safety assessments.

  • Part 2 may involve the submission of a Travel Plan to demonstrate how the site can be made accessible to more sustainable modes of travel to reduce the reliance on the private motor vehicle.

The pack below includes more information on Transport Assessments and the application form.

To discuss the guidance in connection with your proposals, please contact us

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