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Transport Assessments and Travel Plans SPD

Transport Assessments and Travel Plans are essential tools in assessing and reducing the environmental impacts of a development and encouraging the use of sustainable transport.

What are they?

  • Transport Assessments identify the existing and possible future transport situation at a proposed site and ways to reduce any negative impacts;
  • Travels Plans identify ways to reduce reliance on cars and encourage more walking, cycling, use of public transport and other sustainable transport.

This document provides:

  • details of when Transport Assessments and Travel Plans will be required as part of a planning application;
  • guidance on their preparation and content. 

The Supplementary Planning Document was adopted on 26 June 2008 following public consultation between 25 September 2007 and 6 November 2007. It forms part of Sutton's Local Development Framework. 

pdf icon Transport Assessments and Travel Plans [1Mb]
pdf icon Adoption Statement [54kb]
pdf icon Public Consultation Statement [1Mb]
pdf icon Schedule of Comments [106kb]
pdf icon Sustainability Appraisal Report [1Mb]

These documents can also be viewed at the Civic Offices (St Nicholas Way, Sutton), Council offices (24 Denmark Road, Carshalton) and all libraries within the Borough.  For more information, contact Alex Forrest on 020 8770 6878 or email

How to Purchase Copies
To purchase copies of the SPD, priced at £15 (non-residents and business) or £10 (Borough residents), use the Council's Online Payment Service.