Transport

Transport

 

Policy MT1: Transport and Development

 

Proposals for all new major development including change of use, must meet all of the following criteria:

 

1.         It has adequate vehicular access arrangements onto the highway;

 

2.         It is appropriate in terms of its impact on the local highway network in terms of capacity and road safety;       

 

3.         It provides adequate vehicular and cycle parking in accordance with standards adopted by Worcestershire County Council;

 

4.         It is, or can be, appropriately accessed by public transport; and

 

5.         The design of proposed roads, pavements and cycle routes create a safe and efficient layout for all users including the mobility impaired, pedestrians and cyclists and for emergency service and refuse vehicles.

 

Relevant planning applications will be supported by a statement, either within a Design and Access Statement or a Transport Statement, depending on the scale of development, which sets out how the proposal meets the above requirements.

 

 

 

Policy MT2: Car Parking

 

A.        Applications for development on land used for car parking will not be supported providing proposals include provision for replacement parking on an equivalent basis in terms of quantity, quality and accessibility along with the required provision for the proposed development.

 

 

 

B.        Proposals to increase the amount of car parking within the Centres will be supported provided they meet all of the following criteria:

 

1.         It does not have an unacceptable adverse impact on highway safety and the amenity of neighbourhood properties;

 

2.         It includes provision for sustainable transport measures such as links with the existing pavements and provision for cycle parking;

 

3.         It provides high-quality planting and landscape appropriate to its surroundings and context;

 

4.         It provides a safe layout for all car park users including motorists, pedestrians, the mobility impaired and cyclists; and

 

5.         It provides parking spaces large enough to accommodate larger model of cars and disabled car park bays to meet the current parking standards.

 

Policy MT3: Sustainable Transport Routes

 

Proposals to provide Sustainable Transport Routes and protect, improve and extend existing routes, as shown on the Key Diagram, will be supported provided that they meet all of the following criteria:

 

1.         It provides a safe and efficient route for all users;

 

2.         It is appropriate in terms of existing landscape and provides mitigation for the loss of any existing planting as part of the works; and

 

3.         It does not have an unacceptable adverse impact on the amenity of adjacent residents.

 

 

 

Policy MT4: Great Malvern and Malvern Link Railway Stations Opportunity Areas

 

Proposals for a transport interchange including bus shelters, park and ride, car parking at the Opportunity Areas identified on the Key Diagram and at Figure 6.7 and 6.8 will be supported provided it meets all the following criteria:

 

 

 

1.         It has adequate vehicular access arrangements onto the highway;

 

2.         It is appropriate in terms of its impact on the local highway network in terms of capacity and road safety;

 

3.         In terms of Great Malvern Railway Station it is of a high-quality and sustainable design appropriate to the Grade II listed heritage asset and its setting and it provides improvements to the public realm and townscape within this part of the conservation area;

 

4.         It provides a safe and efficient layout for all car park users, including motorists, pedestrians, mobility impaired and cyclists, with a dedicated pedestrian route to the railway station; and

 

5.         It does not have an unacceptable adverse impact on the amenity of adjacent residents.