Masterplanning – the transport perspective

A good masterplan can lay the foundations for a successful planning application. Most importantly it will deliver an environment which is attractive to live and work in for years to come. It needs to consider how a new development interacts with its wider area and what benefits it can deliver as a whole. From the
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Travel planning early benefits

Developers should consider integrating a travel plan into any major application prior to submitting the scheme for approval, according to Motion’s travel planning expert. A long-term strategy to encourage people to use alternatives to cars, has a positive influence on how an application is viewed by the planning authority. Motion’s dedicated Travel Planner believes, “A
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Straight answers to roundabout questions

The commercial viability of any development can be dramatically influenced by the amount of land required for enabling highways works. Where roundabouts need to be built or improved, it is essential to provide the optimum design, to avoid the use of third party land. According to Motion’s Managing Director Phil Bell, there is no right
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Loosening the green belt

Many planning authorities are reviewing their green belt boundaries in order to overcome land shortages and meet strategic development targets. Motion is helping house builders get small, medium and large parcels of undeveloped land released. The government recently reiterated its commitment to protecting the green belt, which is estimated to comprise more than 1.6 million
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