This page provides links to guidance which is specifically aimed
at developers planning to build in Worcestershire.
Guidance for Transport Assessments and Statements
Worcestershire County Council requires all developers to make
use of its Requirements for Transport Assessment and Statements,
which can be viewed by clicking on the link below:
Other useful resources for developing Transport Assessments and
Statements can be downloaded using the links below:
Guidance for the Use of Transport Models
Worcestershire County Council owns and maintains a range of
transport models and information, which it makes available for use
by developers to test the impacts of proposed developments on
Worcestershire's transport networks.
New developments, such as those proposed as part of adopted and
draft core strategies, will generate increased demand for travel on
the county's network across all modes of transport.
Accommodating this increased travel demand without impacting on
the performance of the Worcestershire economy, environment and
quality of life is crucial. In particular, it is vital that
increased demand for travel does not lead to increased congestion
which will result in higher transport costs, adversely impacting on
businesses and transport users (economic performance).
Growth in travel can only be achieved with appropriate
investment in transportation infrastructure, services and Smarter
Choices measures (delivered through Travel Plans) which must be
focussed specifically towards delivering the levels of
accessibility and quality of services which:
- Protect and enhance the
performance of the local economy.
- Maintain or reduce transport costs
to users, operators and businesses.
- Encourage and maximise the use of
sustainable transport modes (walking, cycling and passenger
transport), particularly where this reduces traffic congestion and
minimises carbon emissions.
- Are financially, economically and
Worcestershire County Council will require
that a development's impacts are modelled where;
- The development quantum is larger than
those outlined in DfT Guidance on Transport Assessments.
- The trips associated exceed a threshold of
100 person trips in the AM or PM Peak Period and is situated in the
- The development is located in an area
considered to be of significant strategic, economic, environmental
or other importance.
- The development is located at a point on
the network considered to be constrained (including highway,
passenger transport, cycle and walk networks).
- The development is considered by the
planning and highway authorities to potentially have a detrimental
impact on the transport network in combination with other local
- The development is proximate and/or likely
to impact negatively on the A4440 Southern Link Road whereby both
the WTM and the VISSIM A4440 model will need to be used to assess
Details of each model and the
protocols for their use can be downloaded using the links
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This page was last reviewed 3 October 2011 at 16:54.
The page is next due for review 31 March 2013.