Planning sustainable transport options as a fundamental part of new housing developments, can lead to healthier, accessible and more economically productive areas with less impact on the existing highway network. Phil Bell, Managing Director at Motion examines the issues.
The redevelopment of a brownfield site in Southend-on-Sea, will deliver 228 contemporary apartments and two supporting retail units. Motion provided transport and travel planning advice and helped to demonstrate that the new site use would lead to a reduction in vehicle movements on the local road network.
Property developers have benefitted from fifteen years of specialist advice from Motion to help turn their schemes into reality. Established in 2004 as a transport and travel planning consultancy, the company now offers a comprehensive service also including infrastructure design, flood risk advice, drainage design and road safety engineering.
Proposals for out-of-town business facilities in West Sussex have gained outline planning consent. The Nowhurst Business Park will create up to 300 jobs for the local community. Motion assisted Glenbeigh Developments with transport and travel planning advice for the 27-acre scheme, supporting the application with plans for a dedicated shuttle bus service to connect the