Transport evidence base

The three integrative strands which draw together the Council's transport evidence base are:

Further information is provided below on these three integrative strands.

The pdf icon 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 pdf icon Topic Paper 2017 - Transport [1Mb]. Important source documents include the following:


Guildford Borough Transport Strategy 2017

The  pdf icon 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  pdf icon 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 pdf icon 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 pdf icon 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.

 


 

Last updated: 21 June 2017 14:07 PM