We were appointed by Brundell Property to support an application for the redevelopment of Nos. 1 and 2 Ash Grove for a student accommodation scheme comprising up to 79 beds
We prepared a Transport Statement, Travel Plan and an Outline Construction Traffic Management Plan to support the application. The site is located a short walk from the main University of Surrey campus, and as such was proposed to be largely car-free. Only eight parking spaces were proposed to be provided on site, including three disabled, which would only be available for use by on-site staff for the majority of the year. To avoid on-street parking along local roads, it was proposed that the tenancy agreement for residents would stipulate that they would not be permitted to park a vehicle on local streets, with possible eviction for those not adhering.
Given the lack of on-site parking, a key issue was the potential impact of pick up and drop off of students at the start and end of each term. The Transport Statement therefore set out a proposed management strategy that would be implemented at the site. This included the use of designated dates and time slots for arrivals, with on-site management of dwell times and early / late arrivals being directed to use nearby public car parks if necessary.
The planning application was granted subject to conditions in February 2020.