Our proposals have been assessed within the Transport Assessment produced by WYG aimed at establishing 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 accessibly located and benefits from direct pedestrian access onto Mercia Road.
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.
The nearest bus stop is located approximately 135m away on St Oswald’s Park. Bus routes 48, 351 and 353 provide connections to Gloucester City Centre, Churchdown, Brockworth, Abbeymead, Barnwood, Elmbridge, Sandhurst and Innsworth as well as through to Tewkesbury, Apperly and Hartpury.
The existing accessibility to the site via non-car modes of transport is therefore considered to be good.