Feasibility Study


Feasibility Study

A Feasibility Study involves both a desk top and a site visit and address the key fundamentals of access and access constraints. Investigations will also take place as to the current lawful use of the site and its present potential for generating traffic.

Initial assessments of predicted traffic flows are made and any existing traffic discounted to give a net effect. A judgement is then made as to the most appropriate form of junction to satisfactorily accommodate the level of traffic in relation to ease of access and impact on the network. The ability to physically accommodate the selected junction on land either within the development site or within the site and the public highway is critical to avoid wherever possible third party involvement. For example limits of the public highway are noted and any visible service utility apparatus or arrangements.

An initial view of the impact of the level of additional traffic is gained from the site visit where key junction or highway links on the local road network can be identified. Depending on the nature of the development it may be appropriate to undertake a survey of existing vehicle movements both on the highway network or generated by the existing land use. In addition the access design may require a radar speed survey of vehicles to be undertaken to determine key design features such as junction sight lines to be ascertained.

In the vicinity of the site critical highway measurements are also taken and a photographic record is usually made. The deliverability of the access and the initial view on the impact of the development traffic will inform the nature and scale of the development in relation to confirming that the “mix of development”, dwelling numbers or proposed floor space of retail / industrial / office / warehouse / leisure / health care uses is appropriate.

During the site visit a brief overview of the availability of facilities that assist access by sustainable modes will be undertaken and these will assist in the selection of the trip rate for traffic generations as good access to sustainable travel will be reflected by a lower vehicle trip rate for the development.

Where residential development is proposed the availability of local facilities, shops, schools, doctors etc will be briefly assessed as the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) seeks to link planning land use to sustainable transport facilities to ensure that sites should only be developed in areas that are well served by a variety of sustainable modes.

The Feasibility Study and its base information inform both the subsequent Scoping Study and the Transport Assessment/Transport Statement.

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Swept Path Analysis and Visibility Drawing incorporated into a Technical Note, Proposed Residential Dwelling, Colchester.

Planning permission approved finally, I am certain it was your input when you asked for the refusal to be put into writing so it can go to appeal… well done & thank you again. Nicholas Perks, Wyvern Building

Highway Statement, Proposed Residential Development, Stockport

Just want to pass on my thanks and appreciation. Your knowledge and speed at looking at the issues were incurred was superb. Hopefully we’ll have the pleasure of working together in the future. Craig Ashton, Managing Director, CPA Bespoke Joinery Ltd.

Transport Assessment, Proposed Residential Development (170 dwellings), Essex

This report is of the highest quality and detail and draws the conclusions we had hoped to see. Thanks to you and the team for this, we will certainly be using Sanderson Associates on future projects. Tom Helliwell, Managing Director, Class Q Ltd

Speed Survey, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial

Thank you so much for your fast and efficient service, the speed survey was conducted efficiently and the report given has really helped our planning application process with highways moving forward. Communication from yourselves was also fantastic and swift. Would most definitely recommend you to everyone. Much appreciated! Ismail Chopdat (Private Individual)

Access Feasibility Study, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial

I have recently worked on a project with Karen and Ashley at Sanderson’s and they were extremely helpful, professional and worked to my extremely tight deadline. I have no hesitation in recommending this company their attention to detail and professionalism was much appreciated. Rosie Marsh (Private Individual)

Analysis of Speed Survey and Swept Path Analysis

Brett and the Sanderson’s team were invaluable to us in obtaining highways consent which in part cleared the way for our planning application to be approved. They provided a proactive professional and personable approach to satisfy and fulfil the Cambridgeshire highways requirements. We recommend them and will use them again. Daykin Waters Waters Developments

Stage 2 Road Safety Audit, Residential, Staffordshire

Sanderson Associates were the successful bidder for carrying out a Stage 2 Road Safety Audit on behalf of TSP Projects. Their team were committed to the tight programme, and not only did they undertake the audit and agree terms and conditions in a short space of time they were receptive and flexible with planning the […]

Construction Traffic Management Plan

Sanderson Associates have been very helpful for us and our clients. They proved efficiency and competitive pricing. Thank you for your services. Andreea Raicu, Architect, Tang & Associates Ltd

Flood Risk Assessment, Testimonial, Industrial Development, Sheffield

Sanderson’s were a great in helping us with our planning application for a new material silo at our manufacturing base in Sheffield. Darren was efficient and swift in his discussions with the council on the need for a flood risk assessment on the site. Darren’s knowledge of the site and surrounding area and consequent discussions […]

Travel Plan

We have worked with Ashley, found the service very professional, efficient and cost-effective. We received the surveys and reports on time and were kept fully appraised with everything, excellent service all round. Recommend using Sanderson again in the future. Thank you, Al Ihsan Trust

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Feasibility Study, Concept and Feasibility, National Planning Policy Framework
Traffic Generation, Traffic Flows, Junction, Public Highway, Vehicle Movements
Radar Speed Survey, Junction Sight Lines, Trip Rate, Traffic Generations, Scoping Study
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