Transport evidence base
The three integrative strands which draw together the Council's transport evidence base are:
- Guildford Borough Transport Strategy 2017 (June 2017) [2Mb]
- Strategic Highway Assessment Report (Surrey County Council, June 2016) [4Mb]
- Addendum to Strategic Highway Assessment Report 2016 (2017) [273kb]
- Topic Paper 2017 - Transport [1Mb]
Further information is provided below on these three integrative strands.
The Model Development Validation Report: Waverley & Guildford Local Plans (Surrey County Council, June 2016) [3Mb] describes the development and validation of Surrey County Council's strategic transport model, as used for the strategic highway assessment.
The wider transport evidence base includes a large number of published reports and data. A full list is given in section 3 of the Topic Paper 2017 - Transport [1Mb]. Important source documents include the following:
- Road Investment Strategy for the 2015/16 - 2019/20 Road Period (Department for Transport, March 2015)
- M25 to Solent Route Strategy (Highways England, March 2017)
- Wessex Route Study (study can be downloaded from this page)
- Guildford Town and Approaches Movement Study (Arup, 2015) - further information is provided below
- Borough, Economy and Infrastructure EAB Report Sustainable Movement Corridor - Update (20 February 2017) [2Mb] and Progress update on the Sustainable Movement Corridor scheme (June 2016) [1Mb]
- Surrey Transport Plan (LTP3) - adopted strategies including Air Quality Strategy, Congestion Strategy and Surrey Rail Strategy (Surrey County Council or Arup, various dates)
- Surrey Rail Strategy
- Surrey Infrastructure Study (Aecom, January 2016)
- Guildford Town Centre Parking Strategic Review - Stage 1: Parking Demand (Steer Davies Gleave, September 2013) [411kb]
- Guildford Town Centre Parking Strategic Review - Stage 2: Car Parking Management Proposals (Steer Davies Gleave, September 2013) [4Mb]
Guildford Borough Transport Strategy 2017
The Guildford Borough Transport Strategy 2017 [2Mb]is an up-to-date and forward-looking strategy which proposes a programme of schemes covering all modes of surface transport in the borough. This is the third issue of this document.
The strategy draws together information from a variety of sources, including from the forward plans of transport infrastructure and service providers and funders and the Council's own transport evidence base.
The transport strategy is consistent with the Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (June 2017). The key 'committed' and 'anticipated' transport schemes on which we consider the delivery of planned growth will depend have been written into the Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (June 2017) in the Appendix C Infrastructure Schedule.
Ten 'aspirational' schemes which we consider are appropriate to promote at this time are also included in the transport strategy.
The transport strategy will inform the preparation and review of Surrey County Council's Local Transport Plan, including the proposed Local Transport Strategy and Forward Programme for the Guildford borough area, as and when this is prepared, revised and adopted.
We will use the transport strategy to inform bids to Government, the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and other parties for investment in the borough. The transport strategy demonstrates to residents, businesses, stakeholders and funders alike that we have a clear and ambitious strategy, with a programme in which funders can invest with confidence.
Strategic Highway Assessment Report
The Strategic Highway Assessment Report (Surrey County Council, June 2016) [4Mb] is a technical report on the strategic highway assessment of the spatial strategy in the Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (June 2016).
This follows and builds on earlier assessments, but is different in that, firstly, it assesses the growth scenario that represents the spatial strategy in the Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (June 2016), and secondly, it assesses the mitigation provided by key highway schemes from the programme of transport schemes that are considered necessary for the delivery of the plan.
Guildford Borough Council has prepared an addendum to the above Strategic Highway Assessment Report; the Addendum to Strategic Highway Assessment Report 2016 (2017) [273kb]. This provides a high-level review which considers the potential changes to traffic impacts - from those reported in the above Strategic Highway Assessment Report - which are expected as a result of the key changes made to the proposed site allocations and to the programme of transport schemes as identified in the Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (June 2017).
Topic Paper - Transport
The Topic Paper - Transport (June 2017) [1Mb] sets out how we have developed the key strategy within the Guildford borough Proposed Submission Local Plan: strategy and sites (June 2017).
The topic paper looks at the relevant national and local policy and guidance that informs the emerging draft Local Plan and explains how the strategy has developed. The topic paper also highlights the information, evidence and feedback that has informed the choices made in formulating the policies.
The intention of the topic paper is to provide background information; it does not contain any new policies, proposals or site allocations. The topic paper will be finalised to accompany the submission of the draft Local Plan to the Secretary of State for examination.
Guildford Town and Approaches Movement Study
Consultant Arup undertook the Guildford Town and Approaches Movement Study (GTAMS). The aim of the study was to develop a recommended long term movement strategy to 2050 for the town of Guildford.
The key elements of the recommended movement strategy are:
- A new sustainable movement corridor for Guildford, a part-segregated priority pathway through the town for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport
- Improvements to the public transport network across the town
- Make best use of road network through managing traffic flows
- Enhance the streetscape design in the town through public realm improvements
- Develop walking and cycling networks linking residential areas to key locations.
The study's concluding Strategy Report and four supporting study reports are available to download, all dated March 2015.
- GTAMS Strategy Report - Final Updated March 2015 [3Mb]
- GTAMS Baseline and BAU Report - Final Updated March 2015 [2Mb]
- GTAMS Appraisal of Interventions Report - Final Updated March 2015 [4Mb]
- GTAMS Environmental Report - Final March 2015 [2Mb]
- GTAMS Equality Impact Assessment - Final March 2015 [356kb]
Last updated: 21 June 2017 14:07 PM