Travel Plans, Assessments and Statements
The University of Kent has developed a Travel Plan for the Canterbury and Medway campuses aimed at encouraging staff, students and visitors to use alternatives to single-occupancy cars.
What is a Travel Plan?
A Travel Plan will normally include: an audit of existing sustainable travel arrangements, a survey of existing travel patterns, an outline of the role of the appointed Head of Traffic Management and Travel, measures to encourage the use of each category of sustainable transport, explanation of the annual action plan and a timetable of key events, targets and monitoring.
The primary objective of the Travel Plans are to enable the University to operate effectively as an academic institution and support Government and local initiatives to help reduce congestion, improve the environment and improve health. The Travel Plans link to the Estates Strategy and in turn the University Plan.
University Travel Plans
Transport Assessments and Statements
Transport Assessments or Transport Statements have been developed to assist with applications for planning permissions, all of which support the University’s Travel Plans.
What is a Transport Assessment?
A Transport Assessment covers major developments where the traffic or person trip impact is significant in both volume and area of impact. The Transport Assessment will include an audit and appraisal of the existing conditions and what the impact of the proposed development will do to improve traffic etc
What is a Transport Statement?
A Transport Statement is a simplified Transport Assessment and is used in cases where transport issues arising out of development proposals may not require a full Transport Assessment. Transport Statements cover the smaller scale developments where the traffic impact is limited in both volume and area impact.
Current Transport Assessments and Statements
- Transport Statement to support the extension to Templeman Library (2012)
- Transport Statement to support the extension to Sports Centre (2011)
- Transport Statement to support the development of Colyer Fergusson
- Transport Statement to support the development of Cornwallis East
- Transport Statement to support the development of Keynes II (2012)
- Transport Statement to support the development of Park Wood Road development (2014)
- Transport Statement to support the development of Turing College
Related Documents and Resources
Estates Strategy 2015-2025
Environmental Management System (ISO 14001 International Standard)
University of Kent Concept Master Plan
Estates Environmental Plan
Government guidance on Travel Plans, Transport Assessments and Statements.