Transport Planning Issues in Kent
A presentation to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
DHA hosted a presentation to the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) on transport planning issues in Kent, presented by our two Associate Directors Simon Moon and Paul Lulham.
The presentation outlined some of the problems faced in terms of real impacts of development which include:
- Removing the 'noise' of other traffic e.g. committed development
- Not double counting the development in growth calculations
- Understanding that people will reroute/change modes in already congested area
- Assessing against the NPPF "severity test"
- What land is available and can the access achieve the relevant visibility standards
- The consideration of adoptable standards to ensure the relevant road width etc. are achieved
- Preparing layouts in planning terms which can be constructed and used effectively in the future
- Understanding that local residents generally have a bias view
- Providing units which can be understood
- Demonstrating the impacts in real terms
- Local junctions are usually confined in locations
- The cost of land to provide additional capacity
- Agreeing the relevant mitigation with the local Highway Authority
For further information on the presentation please contact either Simon or Paul.