Construction Traffic Management Plans

When applying for planning permission for developments such as a Solar Farm or an Energy Battery Storage Scheme, or generally where a development is located in a constrained section of the local highway network such as roads being subject to weight or height limits, or narrow carriageway widths, the Local Planning Authority will almost certainly require a Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP).

The CTMP provides the Local Planning Authority and the Highway Authority with the security that the largest vehicles associated with the construction of the development can safely access the site and that the safe and efficient operation of the highway network will not be compromised by construction traffic.

Cotswold Transport Planning CTMPs include:

A Route Assessment – to identify the most appropriate route for large construction vehicles to access the site. Our experienced consultants have a keen eye for narrow road widths, hazard identification such as weight/height restrictions, overhanging branches, tight corners and sharp changes in gradient.

Vehicle Swept Path (Tracking) Assessment – using the Autodesk Vehicle Tracking software package to confirm that the largest vehicles associated with the construction can access the site.

Construction Traffic Forecasts – we calculate the likely number of lorry and construction vehicle movements required to deliver materials or components.

Highway Condition Surveys – this provides a methodology to ensure that only remedial works to the Highway Network directly attributable to the construction of the development are necessary, to avoid potential otherwise onerous requests relating to historic highway maintenance.

A Cotswold Transport Planning CTMP can be prepared for any type of development as necessary, including those requiring deliveries by abnormal loads.