What We Do
i-Transport offers a range of transport planning services, specialising in development planning.
This includes the provision of high quality transport and highways planning, through all stages of the planning process. From initial development through to outline and detailed planning applications and feasibility design for every type of development.
A summary of the key services we provide is set out below:
We prepare Transport Assessments and Statements to evaluate the potential implications of development proposals.
These demonstrate how the key transport tests for development can be met, namely:
- How safe and suitable access for all modes of travel can be delivered
- How opportunities for sustainable transport can be taken up
- How significant transport impacts can be mitigated by cost-effective highway improvements to ensure that the residual cumulative impacts are less than ‘severe’
For each site, we develop assessments specifically tailored to addressing the key issues facing the project. We then develop appropriate strategies to ensure each project can be supported, not just in terms of policy, but in a way that is commercially attractive for clients and is sustainable.
We prepare Travel Plans to encourage sustainable and active travel to each development, reducing car use and mitigating the environmental effects of development.
Our Travel Plans promote the latest travel planning initiatives as part of a deliverable and proportionate mitigation strategy.
Transport Input to Environmental Assessments
We prepare traffic and transport submissions for the completion of Environmental Statements, in line with the latest IEMA guidelines and EIA regulations, and provide traffic projections for input to air quality and noise assessments.
Highway Feasibility Design
We develop deliverable, feasibility stage highway designs for site accesses and transport infrastructure to support development proposals.
Combining our expert engineering knowledge with the latest industry design software, we develop innovative solutions for access and highway improvements.
Whilst we all hope to achieve local planning consent, sometimes an appeal is necessary.
Our senior staff have broad unrivalled experience in supporting our clients through the appeals process: whether that is Written Representations, a Planning Hearing or a Full Public Inquiry.
We regularly work with the best planning barristers and solicitors in the country. Our forensic, focussed and pragmatic approach sets us apart from the competition, providing the best chance of success at appeal.
Local Plan Promotion
We provide advice to our clients at every stage of the local plan development. Equipping them with all the technical evidence and transport arguments needed to achieve a Local Plan allocation.
We have extensive experience of appearing at Examinations in Public to support the transport case for promotion sites.