Stanwell, Staines

This scheme is a great example of the Travel Plan Co-Ordination work that we do here at Paul Basham Associates, after following this affordable housing scheme in Surrey from its’ initial Travel Plan stages through to the completion of the five-year Travel Plan Co-Ordination works.

The brief

Outline planning permission was granted for the scheme in April 2011 and involved the demolition of existing dwellings and a phased development of 356 residential units comprising affordable, private, extra care facilities and community centre. We were also commissioned to complete the highway elements associated with the Reserved Matters application for Phases 2, 3 and 4 which totalled 306 dwellings.

Our approach

Paul Basham Associates provided Technical Notes to support the Phase 2 and 3 Reserved Matters application and a separate note for Phase 4. Works included trip rate assessments, adoptable highway extents, servicing and refuse tracking, parking calculations and visibility splays.

After a successful outcome on all RM planning applications, we are now acting as the Travel Plan Coordinators for Phase 1 and 2 which involves annual travel surveys, regular site visits, bi-annual newsletters and meetings with Surrey County Council in order to help support a sustainable development and to reduce single car occupancy vehicle trips.

The result

With all phases receiving Reserved Matters planning approvals by 2015 the majority of the development is built and occupied with only Phase 4 remaining in construction. With regards to Travel Plan Coordination, Phase 1 is currently in its 5th and final year of 5, and Phase 2 in its 4th year of 5 with Surrey County Council’s Travel Plan Officer pleased with our results and progress. We are pleased to have received a 50% voucher uptake by the residents at Stanwell.

From the Local Authority

Paul Basham Associates have consistently brought creativity and enthusiasm to their role here.  Their professionalism and effective communication has led to a successful take up of the initiatives on offer.

Lynne Howard
Travel Plan Officer
Surrey County Council