Road Safety Audit, Design and Access Statement

Pre Planning Application - Part Four

Where significant changes to the local highway network are proposed as a consequence of either the proposed access arrangement or off site highway improvements it is usual that the preliminary designs are subject to a Stage 1 Road Safety Audit. This document accompanies the Transport Assessment and provides an independent assessment of the key design and operating arrangements of the highway works.

The Road Safety Audit is carried out by a trained road safety auditor and his team all of whom must not in any sense have been associated with the Transport Assessment and/or the design process for the works.

Design and Access Statements

All planning applications must also be supported by a Design and Access Statement which sets out the design process which the evolution of the project from concept to detailed design has followed. All members of the Project Team will contribute to this document with the Highway Engineer providing input on the design of arrangements both within and possibly external to the site. The Design and Access Statement requires that consultation with neighbouring property owners and if appropriate the general public takes place to identify any issues of conflict and to allow the design to be reviewed if necessary prior to formal planning submission.

Major developments can lead to public meetings or exhibitions where interested parties can “drop in” to view the proposal and discuss its impact or form with team members. Traffic and road safety issues are often a major concern to the public and the Highway Engineer will be in attendance to answer questions and explain the traffic and transport elements of the proposal and the design process. This is very much a two way process as an explanation of the design process can often remove the initial concerns of local residents and by their extensive local knowledge local residents can often also bring a valuable insight to a proposal.

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