Brief

Cotswold Transport Planning were appointed to consider the existing transport infrastructure and the potential issues from the expansion of Leckhampton C of E Primary School.

Leckhampton C of E School proposed to expand through a refurbishment and extension of the existing school including remodelling the existing hall, music room, tech room, dance studio, library and stores to create a new suite of Reception classrooms, Year 6 classrooms and additional pupil toilets. In addition, a new hall, kitchen and staff facilities will be built, and a new entrance / reception area to the school as well as a new vehicular access with an extended car park will be created.  

This will enable the School to accommodate an additional 162 pupils over a seven-year period from September 2021.

Issues & Solutions

A key solution justifying the expansion of Leckhampton C of E Primary School was an assessment of the forecast trip generation. Travel patterns and spare capacity on the public highway were considered through travel surveys and parking beat surveys. The surveys identified that the public highway could accommodate the increased parking demands.

Through the assessment work undertaken by Cotswold Transport Planning it was demonstrated that the proposed expansion would not have an unacceptable impact on highway safety or that the residual cumulative impacts on the road network would be severe.

Moreover, with physical improvements to the local highway with regards to access by non-car modes and with a robust Travel Plan in place there is a real opportunity to build upon the sustainable travel culture already in place to ensure that the school can be a good neighbour and most importantly for the children travel to school safely.

Results

Leckhampton C of E Primary School refurbishment and extension has been granted planning permission.