People are being given a chance to help drive future plans for how new development contributes to active travel, public transport, roads and parking in Richmond.

The Council adopted a new ambitious Transport Plan (Local Implementation Plan) in 2019, detailing its vision for how the transport network will be transformed over the next 20 years.

Cllr Martin Elengorn, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee, said: “The Council has been working to ensure walking, cycling and public transport are the natural choice for trips to and from new development, reflecting our transport strategies and our response to the climate emergency.

"I hope as many people as possible can take the time to get involved in helping to finalise the scope and content of this supplementary guidance.

"We want your comments to help the Council in producing a final SPD to influence new development."

The Council also recently consulted on a new Active Travel Strategy which will also help ensure that walking, cycling and public transport are the natural choice for trips to and from new developments.

This is vital if these goals are to be achieved.

A draft Transport SPD has now been created to help people when they are submitting planning applications.

It supports the Council’s adopted planning and transport policies by detailing the expectations for planning applications and signposting to existing plans and further information that may assist in the development of applications.

The SPD includes information on travel plans, deliveries and servicing, sustainable development and active travel, cycling, car clubs, electric vehicle charging, car parking, dropped kerbs and vehicle crossovers.

By promoting best practice in transport provision and highway design we aim to maintain or improve the borough’s already high-quality environment.

The deadline for feedback is the 27 January 2020.

Visit the Council's website for more information.