Cotswold Transport Planning were instructed to produce a Travel Plan and a Travel Information Pack for a new industrial unit on Panattoni Park, Luton. The requirement for which was conditioned under the planning permission for the wider site.
Issues & Solutions
As with all Travel Plans, the key issues lie within the identification of suitable alternatives to single occupancy vehicle travel. To determine how best to approach this project, travel surveys were sent to staff members to gain an understanding of their travel habits.
The qualitative and quantitative data recorded by these surveys indicated which modes of travel were preferred by staff, and what could be done to persuade them to travel more sustainably.
The condition attached to the planning permission was discharged by the council. The Travel Plan process at this development now begins, with targets set for the reduction of car travel over the next five years.