One of the most important aspects of design will be an understanding of how existing residents, visitors, employees and school children currently move around...
The overriding objective for the Comprehensive Masterplan from a transport point of view is to ensure that new development is well integrated with neighbouring areas. This will be a sustainable neighbourhood and an effort will be made to ensure it is attractive to use public transport, footpaths and cycleways. However, it is also essential to look in detail at the likely car usage. To properly consider this it is helpful to understand how existing residents, visitors, employees and school children currently move around the area and by what means.
At Sulis Down the topography is largely flat and through existing public and permissive footpaths, good connections on foot can be made to nearby facilities, like St Martin’s Garden Primary School, the Sainsbury’s store and to the various bus routes, including the Odd Down Park and Ride.
Designing for Vehicles
Placemaking Principle 7 from the BANES Core Strategy confirms that a vehicular access can be delivered via Combe Hay Lane to the west.
The Project Team will engage with the Highway Authority to understand the capacity of the existing road network, the junction with Sulis Manor Road and the roundabout on the A367.