A Transport Statement is required for smaller scale developments and is a simplified Transport Assessment.
Our Transport Statements are prepared to accord with the principles of the Department for Transport’s “Guidance on Transport Assessment” 2007 and the more recent 2014 National Planning Practice Guidance in relation to “Travel Plans, Transport Assessments and Statements in decision taking“.
We continue to use the 2007 guidance as in our experience this continues to be a useful reference guide that is used by many Local Highway Authorities and it remains much more prescriptive than the 2014 Planning Practice Guidance.
The requirement for a Transport Statement is now site specific and to be agreed by the Local Highway Authority in accordance with the NPPG. However, a useful guide to thresholds was set out at Appendix B of the Guidance on Transport Assessment.