Our proposals have been assessed to establish the effect of the proposed development on the surrounding road network. It is concluded within the report that the proposed development will have a negligible impact upon the operation of the local highway network and that the development is acceptable from a traffic and transport perspective. The proposed development therefore accords with the sustainable transport planning tests set out within national and local planning policy.
Pedestrian footpaths within the vicinity of the site are well maintained and well lit providing a safe environment for pedestrians. The site is well located to nearby residential areas and will benefit from direct pedestrian access onto Hayes Way.
Secure cycle parking spaces will be provided onsite in a well monitored location for use by staff and customers. This will enable cycling as a substitute to short car trips or part of longer journeys by public transport.
Currently the closest bus stops to the proposal site are located on the A38 Gloucester Road. The northbound stop is located approximately 450m from the site and the southbound stop is approximately 700m from the site. However, it is understood that Charlton Hayes will accommodate a new and/or amended route bus service with this running into the residential development to the north of the Hayes Way/Charlton Boulevard Roundabout. This will reduce the walking distance to the nearest bus stops.
The existing accessibility to the site via non-car modes of transport is therefore considered to be good.