Land at Cribbs Causeway
Categories: Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, Junction Design
Client: Deeley Freed Estates and Others
Project Date: 2006 - 2017
Contact: Roger Key
Location: Cribbs Causeway, South Gloucestershire
Policy CS26 of South Gloucestershire Council’s (SGC) Core Strategy identifies land in the Cribbs-Patchway area for the development of a new neighbourhood. The Cribbs-Patchway New Neighbourhood (CPNN) SPD has subsequently been prepared and adopted by SGC setting out development plans for the next 10-15 years including approximately 5,700 dwellings, 50 hectares of employment land, open spaces, schools and community facilities.
The Land at Cribbs Causeway forms part of the CPNN, proposed development includes 1,050 dwellings, a two-form entry primary school and nursery, foodstore, GP and dental surgeries, sports injury clinic, care home, community centre and open space.
The KTC project team initially began work on the project in 2006 to seek inclusion of the land within the CPNN, before working as part of a team of consultants to develop the masterplan for the development. More recently KTC have prepared the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan for the proposed development in support of an outline application for the site.
As part of the Transport Assessment, the traffic impact of the development and of the wider CPPN developments was assessed on the local highway network. Three junctions providing access from the A4018 Cribbs Causeway were designed and modelled. The work was subject to a Stage 1 Road Safety Audit which was undertaken by an independent company.
A Framework Travel Plan was also prepared which included measures for the various land uses within the development. A Non Motorised User (NMU) Audit was undertaken for the area surrounding the site to provide a comprehensive assessment of the routes and facilities available for pedestrians and cyclists. KTC also reached agreement with First Bus regarding the diversion of bus services through the development so as to improve access to public transport for the occupants of the development.