Brief

Cotswold Transport Planning were instructed to prepare a Transport Assessment supporting the development of land south of Andlers Ash Road, Liss for 77 dwellings within the South Downs National Park.

Issues & Solutions

One of the sites key strengths was its close proximity well within easy walking and cycling distances to the facilities and amenities within Liss village centre, including its railway station with direct services to London Waterloo.

Despite this, existing pedestrian access to Liss Infant and Junior Schools, located on Hill Brow Road, is inconvenient, requiring ‘two sides of the square’ to be walked or cycled in order to achieve access from the site.

A key benefit of the development proposal is the delivery of a new direct footway link from the site to Hill Brow Road, close to the schools.  This new link, will not only be located away from roads, will significantly shorten walking and cycling trips made to the schools from Andlers Ash Road and south west Liss, which will encourage more trips to be made by sustainable modes of transport and reduce the number of short trips made by car.

In addition, Cotswold Transport Planning assisted the project Architect by providing advice on internal highway geometry, parking provision, waste / recycling access and fire authority access including the provision of swept path assessment (vehicle tracking) drawings.

Cotswold Transport Planning also assisted with S106 negotiations and S278 Agreements.

Results

This resulted in planning consent being granted for 77 dwellings.