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  • Former Miskin Primary School, Miskin

    Measures Only Travel Plan

    Trivallis

    15 May 2020

    Document Reference: C20012/TP01

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    QUALITY MANAGEMENT

    REPORT DETAILS

    Issued by Apex Transport Planning Ltd 23-24 Park Place Cardiff CF10 3BA

    Tel: 02920 619 361 info@apextp.co.uk www.apextp.co.uk

    Client Trivallis

    Project Name Former Miskin Primary School, Miskin

    Report Title Measures Only Travel Plan

    Report Ref. TP01

    Project No. C20012

    Date 15/05/2020

    ISSUE HISTORY

    Issue No. Status Date Approved Revision Details

    1 Draft 13/05/2020 DC First Draft for Review

    2 Final 15/05/2020 DC Second Revision

    NOTICE

    This report has been prepared for Trivallis in accordance with the terms and conditions of appointment. Apex Transport Planning Ltd cannot accept any responsibility for any use of or reliance on the contents of this report by any third party.

    The material presented in this report is confidential. This report has been prepared and is intended solely for Trivallis for use in relation to the Former Miskin Primary School, Miskin project.

    mailto:info@apextp.co.uk http://www.apextp.co.uk/

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    CONTENTS

    1. INTRODUCTION 1

    1.1 OVERVIEW 1

    1.2 SITE LOCATION 1

    1.3 DEVELOPMENT PROPOSALS 2

    2. SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIVITY OF THE SITE 3

    2.1 WALKING AND CYCLING 3

    2.2 PUBLIC TRANSPORT 8

    3. MEASURES AND INITIATIVES 10

    3.1 INTRODUCTION 10

    3.2 SITE PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL 10

    3.3 HOME USER GUIDES 10

    3.4 NOTICE BOARD 10

    3.5 MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE WALKING 10

    3.6 MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE CYCLING 11

    3.7 MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE PUBLIC TRANSPORT USE 11

    3.8 MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE CAR SHARING 12

    3.9 REDUCING THE NEED TO TRAVEL 12

    Tables

    TABLE 2-1: PROXIMITY OF THE SITE TO LOCAL FACILITIES AND SERVICES .................................................................................................... 6

    Figures

    FIGURE 1-1: INDICATIVE SITE LOCATION PLAN...................................................................................................................................... 2 FIGURE 2-1: INTEGRATED NETWORK MAP – TALBOT GREEN AND SURROUNDS.......................................................................................... 4 FIGURE 2-2: KEY WALKING ROUTES FROM THE SITE TO FACILITIES OR RCT INM ROUTES .............................................................................. 5 FIGURE 2-3: LOCATION OF FACILITIES WITHIN PROXIMITY OF THE SITE ...................................................................................................... 7

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    1. INTRODUCTION

    1.1 Overview

    1.1.1 This ‘Measures Only’ Travel Plan (TP) has been prepared by Apex TP on behalf of Trivallis for the

    redevelopment of the former Miskin Primary School, School Road, Miskin for residential use.

    1.1.2 It is proposed to refurbish and extend the existing building for a residential development of 11

    affordable flats.

    1.1.3 The main aim of the TP is to actively promote walking, cycling and public transport by the prospective

    residents. In accordance with this aim, this TP has been prepared to encourage sustainable travel as

    well as minimise the transport impacts of the development. It demonstrates the developer’s

    commitment to sustainable travel.

    1.1.4 The scope of the TP has been discussed with highway officers at Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough

    Council (RCTCBC) and been broadly set out in accordance with the Framework Travel Plan for

    Residential Estates guidance. Considering the scale of the proposals a ‘Measures Only’ TP is considered

    appropriate as ongoing management and monitoring would not be viable for a development of 11

    residential units.

    1.1.5 Research suggests that people are more willing to change travel habits when changing lifestyle such as

    where they live. Therefore, this TP presents measures and initiatives to reduce single occupancy car

    journeys and encourage sustainable modes of travel. This is in accordance with sustainable transport

    policies in Planning Policy Wales 10 (PPW10), Technical Advice Note 18: Transport (TAN18), the

    RCTCBC Local Development Plan (LDP) and the RCTCBC Access Circulation and Parking SPD.

    1.1.6 A separate Transport Statement (TS) has been submitted as part of the planning application and this

    informs some of the content of this TP in relation to the sustainable connectivity of the site. This also

    provides full details of the site access, highway safety and traffic impacts.

    1.2 Site Location

    1.2.1 The site is located to the east of School Road in Miskin, Rhondda Cynon Taf, approximately 650 metres

    to the west of the A4119 and 750 metres to the north of the M4. It is surrounded by residential uses to

    the south and agricultural uses to the north and east.

    1.2.2 A location plan showing the site in its local context, is provided in Figure 1-1.

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    Figure 1-1: Indicative site location plan

    Source: Google Maps

    1.3 Development Proposals

    1.3.1 The proposals are for a redevelopment of the existing building for 11 affordable residential

    apartments. These would comprise 10no. one-bedroom apartments and 1no. two-bedroom duplex

    apartment.

    1.3.2 The proposals are for 11 allocated car parking spaces which equates to one space for each of the

    apartments located at the rear of the site. The proposals would provide 6 secure and covered cycle

    parking stands (12 spaces) within the car parking area at the rear of the site.

    1.3.3 The vehicular access would remain as currently with access obtained from School Road via the

    dropped kerb arrangement.

    1.3.4 There is a separate pedestrian access route through the building to access the car park at the rear of

    the site. As such, pedestrians will not need to walk along the vehicular access route to enter and exit

    the site or to access the apartments.

    1.3.5 Servicing would mainly relate to refuse collection which would be undertaken on-street from School

    Road.

    Miskin

    M4

    B4264

    A4119 SITE

    School Road

    Ffordd Cefn- Yr-Hendy

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    2. SUSTAINABLE CONNECTIVITY OF THE SITE

    2.1 Walking and Cycling

    Routes and Infrastructure

    2.1.1 The site is situated within an urban area which accommodates walking and cycling movements.

    Suitable footways and informal crossings are provided throughout the local area. All local streets have

    a footway on at least one side of the carriageway and vehicle movements are low and the local area

    appropriately accommodates pedestrian (and to a lesser extent, cycling) movements. All surrounding

    streets on the key pedestrian routes have street lighting along their length.

    2.1.2 The site is connected to the surrounding area by continuous footways which run along School Road on

    its western side. A footway is also provided along the site frontage on the east side of School Road,

    although this ceases c. 20m north of the site and 45m south of the site. This footway allows

    pedestrians to safely wait off-carriageway to cross to the footway on the western side.

    2.1.3 The site has a historic use as a school with the extant use for office / employment therefore pedestrian

    movements to and from the site have been established over a significant period of time. The routes

    are appropriate and acceptable for the extant site use and therefore appropriate for the proposed

    residential use.

    2.1.4 The RCTCBC active travel mapping (Integrated Network Map (INM)) shows there are shared use

    foot/cycle routes within close proximity to the site, running adjacent to the A4118 linking to Talbot

    Green (RCT-INM-S14), as well as to the south of the site via School Lane linking to Pontyclun (RCT-INM-

    S37). These also connect to other shared use routes providing access to locations and facilities in a

    number of directions from the site.

    2.1.5 The RCTCBC INM showing the active travel routes within the vicinity of the site has been reproduced in

    Figure 2-1.

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    Figure 2-1: Integrated Network Map – Talbot Green and surrounds

    Source: RCTCBC Integrated Network Map 10

    2.1.6 The key walking routes from the site are mainly to the north with the closest bus stop on Heol Miskin

    and the closest school being Ysgol Gynradd Gymun