Residential Travel Plans

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Residential Travel Plans 

Travel planning measures should be applied to residential development of all sizes, although the greatest impacts are often seen in larger scale development. The main objectives of a residential travel plan are to:

  • enable access to a full range of facilities and activities for residents
  • reduce development related traffic generation
  • encourage good design principles
  • support the local community

The inclusion of travel planning principles at an early stage in the planning process can also provide an opportunity to make a fundamental shift towards the provision of streets for people and social activity rather than purely a means of car access to properties.

For some helpful tips on what to include in a Residential Travel Plan click here.


Assessment of Travel Plans

Eastleigh Borough Council will assess the travel plan using the TRACES residential travel plan evaluation and provide comprehensive feedback including a statement of the plan’s level of acceptability and whether it requires any additions or amendments.  A minimum ‘pass score' of 70 has been set as an indication of the level that a travel plan should achieve.  However, if each element of the TRACES criteria are not met sufficiently then the plan will require redrafting.  Developers are strongly advised to assess their travel plan prior to submission.

A charge will be made by the council for evaluating a travel plan.  The fees for evaluation of the travel plan can be found here.


Further Information

If you want to know more about Residential Travel Plans further information can be obtained by e-mailing the transport policy team at