Transport Planning for Holiday Parks
Over a number of years, ITP has developed a particular niche expertise in dealing with transport planning matters for holiday parks. We have worked for some of the biggest names in the holiday park industry, as well as for medium and small independent operators who have sought transport planning skills from a team that possesses a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the holiday park industry.
We are skilled in providing the technical advice necessary to achieve successful planning outcomes, and are well respected by local authority highway officers seeking to ensure that robust and deliverable transport mitigation measures are delivered alongside holiday park development proposals. In some cases this has involved junction and access improvements; in others the focus has been upon improved connections to the local walking and cycling networks or improvements to local bus services. For holiday parks seeking to improve their environmental performance we have also developed strategies that actively promote sustainable and healthy travel options, and integrated these within the main holiday park management function.
Weymouth Bay Holiday Park - We produced a full transport assessment and travel plan to support the major redevelopment of this large holiday park (in conjunction with neighbouring Seaview Holiday Park). Our work included extensive visitor surveys to ascertain an appropriate package of sustainable transport measures, as well as vehicle surveys to inform the technical appraisal of the revised access junction arrangement. Planning approval was granted, and we subsequently worked with an engineering partner on the detailed design and implementation of the highway improvements (now fully operational).
Hafan Y Mor - ITP provided strategic advice to Bourne Leisure Group on the re-alignment of the A497 to improve access to this major holiday attraction on the North Wales coast. Our work involved an audit and appraisal of the existing site travel demands, and extensive dialogue with the local highway authority to ensure the needs of the holiday park were fully accounted for in the engineering design of the new road. The new access junction has made a notable improvement to the visibility and operation of the park and holidaymaker traffic.
Pakefield Holiday Park - ITP produced a transport assessment and travel plan to support the expansion of this large holiday park on the Suffolk coast. Our work included an appraisal of the existing site operations, an assessment of future travel demands, a suitable highways mitigation strategy, and the development of a sustainable transport strategy to maximise the opportunity for capturing trips by walk, cycle and public transport. ITP has also been working with Pontins and the local highway authority to agree the scope of a suitable Section 106 agreement.
The Croft (St. Asaph) - ITP acted as expert witness on highway matters at the public inquiry related to the development of a holiday park in St. Asaph, north Wales. Our work was highly regarded by the client, planning consultant and barrister, and resulted in all highways objections being overturned by the independent inspector.
Lakeland – We undertook a full transport assessment and developed a travel plan to support the major redevelopment of this large holiday park in the Lake District. In particular, the work involved the design, specification and community consultation on a ‘quiet lanes’ strategy for the access road to the park to reduce excessive speeding traffic and walking and cycling for leisure trips to and from the park. This had a focus on encouraging and supporting the local economy within the village of Flookburgh, and brought benefits to staff, holidaymakers and the local community.