Access Appraisal

and Swept Path Analysis

Access Appraisal

A detailed access appraisal would be required to enable a planning application for any major development to proceed to formal submission.

This assessment would build upon the information gathered as part of either a desk top or site based feasibility study and consider the area surrounding the development site and potential approach road. All the information required to prepare either a Transport Assessment or Transport Chapter of an Environmental Statement will be gathered.

At this stage it is possible that detailed traffic surveys would be required which would set baseline conditions thereby establishing the existing level of traffic at strategic locations along with the percentage of HGV’s present on the network.

Any junctions will be reviewed using industry standard software to check for any limitations on vehicle movements by undertaking a swept path analysis of large vehicles likely to be used in the delivery of equipment to the site. If necessary, and in association with software package manufacturers, it is possible to create the swept path movements of bespoke vehicle and trailer combinations to accurately reflect the type of vehicle likely to be used, even large vehicles which have two drivers. Further information on this specific element can be found at our Swept Path Analysis website .

Predictions will also be made as to the likely volume of traffic, being the numbers of vehicle movements the development will generate. This can be achieved either from calculations provided by the operator of the site and/or by using the TRICS database.

This traffic would then be added to the base flows obtained from the surveys and the impact of the resultant increase assessed. It may also be necessary for detailed junction modelling to be undertaken to ascertain whether the junctions under consideration will still operate within accepted parameters with the development in place. Further information on this specific element can be found at our website

This process will also identify if any junction improvements are required to mitigate against the increase in traffic. For example it may be necessary to provide a left turn filter lane at a signal controlled junction to accommodate the resultant traffic or widening on the approach to roundabouts.

Other sections of road will also be assessed in a similar manner having regard to the percentage increase of traffic and particularly HGV traffic. Typical improvements may include a controlled pedestrian crossing on a route to a local school or shopping area.

Sanderson Associates are able to undertake all aspects of the access appraisal and produce a detailed report advising of the impacts and recommended mitigation measures to lessen the impact to an acceptable level.

Sanderson Associates are also able to undertake several other development related tasks such as Flood Risk Assessments, Highway Detailed Design and Drainage Detailed Design.

What Our Clients Say:

Swept Path Analysis and Visibility Drawing incorporated into a Technical Note, Proposed Residential Dwelling, Colchester.

Planning permission approved finally, I am certain it was your input when you asked for the refusal to be put into writing so it can go to appeal… well done & thank you again. Nicholas Perks, Wyvern Building

Highway Statement, Proposed Residential Development, Stockport

Just want to pass on my thanks and appreciation. Your knowledge and speed at looking at the issues were incurred was superb. Hopefully we’ll have the pleasure of working together in the future. Craig Ashton, Managing Director, CPA Bespoke Joinery Ltd.

Transport Assessment, Proposed Residential Development (170 dwellings), Essex

This report is of the highest quality and detail and draws the conclusions we had hoped to see. Thanks to you and the team for this, we will certainly be using Sanderson Associates on future projects. Tom Helliwell, Managing Director, Class Q Ltd

Speed Survey, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial

Thank you so much for your fast and efficient service, the speed survey was conducted efficiently and the report given has really helped our planning application process with highways moving forward. Communication from yourselves was also fantastic and swift. Would most definitely recommend you to everyone. Much appreciated! Ismail Chopdat (Private Individual)

Access Feasibility Study, Proposed Private Residential Development – Testimonial

I have recently worked on a project with Karen and Ashley at Sanderson’s and they were extremely helpful, professional and worked to my extremely tight deadline. I have no hesitation in recommending this company their attention to detail and professionalism was much appreciated. Rosie Marsh (Private Individual)

Analysis of Speed Survey and Swept Path Analysis

Brett and the Sanderson’s team were invaluable to us in obtaining highways consent which in part cleared the way for our planning application to be approved. They provided a proactive professional and personable approach to satisfy and fulfil the Cambridgeshire highways requirements. We recommend them and will use them again. Daykin Waters Waters Developments

Stage 2 Road Safety Audit, Residential, Staffordshire

Sanderson Associates were the successful bidder for carrying out a Stage 2 Road Safety Audit on behalf of TSP Projects. Their team were committed to the tight programme, and not only did they undertake the audit and agree terms and conditions in a short space of time they were receptive and flexible with planning the […]

Construction Traffic Management Plan

Sanderson Associates have been very helpful for us and our clients. They proved efficiency and competitive pricing. Thank you for your services. Andreea Raicu, Architect, Tang & Associates Ltd

Flood Risk Assessment, Testimonial, Industrial Development, Sheffield

Sanderson’s were a great in helping us with our planning application for a new material silo at our manufacturing base in Sheffield. Darren was efficient and swift in his discussions with the council on the need for a flood risk assessment on the site. Darren’s knowledge of the site and surrounding area and consequent discussions […]

Travel Plan

We have worked with Ashley, found the service very professional, efficient and cost-effective. We received the surveys and reports on time and were kept fully appraised with everything, excellent service all round. Recommend using Sanderson again in the future. Thank you, Al Ihsan Trust

Require Assistance with Renewable Energy Transport Planning?

Sanderson Associates have enjoyed over 37 years in business, our experienced engineers have extensive experience producing a wide variety of Feasibility Studies and Access Appraisals for developments associated with the renewable energy market for sites located throughout the whole of the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.

We would be pleased to provide you with our competitive fee proposal to assist you with our Renewable Energy Transport Planning Services, please call us on 01924 844080 or click here to complete our secure online form.

Access Appraisal, Desk Top Feasibility Study, Site Based Feasibility Study
Transport Assessment, Detailed Traffic Surveys
HGV, Swept Path Analysis, TRICS
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