This page contains links to reports, strategies, policies and other documents relevant to our own development of the Neighbourhood Plan in relation to Transport.
Impact on Transport from Housing Development in Oadby and Wigston
Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment 2014. The plans to 2024 allocate space for 740 houses (76 in Oadby and the rest in Wigston) up to 2019 and additional 9 houses up to 2024 and a further 1620 houses (320 in Oadby) beyond that.
Impact of Urban Trees on Reducing Pollution
Planting Healthy Air Report. The key conclusions seem to be that trees reduce pm2.5 concentrations (the smaller and more toxic particles) by around 15% in a downwind direction but that the effect is quite local, up to 30 metres. That would suggest that we need to screen our more heavily used roads with trees at a density of better than one tree per 30 metres.
6Cs Design Guide – Highways and Transportation Design
The Design Guide for Transport Infrastructure in the six authorities of Derby, Derbyshire, Leicester, Leicestershire, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
NICE Draft Guideline for Transport-Related Pollution
The guideline document from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health.
Government Annual Bus Statistics
The PDF file of the data published in October 2016 for bus usage to March 2016.
National Travel Survey Factsheets
Collection of Department for Transport Factsheets on the National Travel Survey data.
Bus Services Act
The Bus Services Act was given Royal Assent in April 2017. It will take effect when various regulations have been put in place, assuming the government finds the time for this new legislation. It changes the way councils like Leicester’s interact with commercial bus companies. Here’s a Local Government Association paper on the Act.