Transport and Development

Many of Alan’s current and past projects have focussed on the relationship between transport and development; either using transport improvements in order to encourage development, or assessing and/or mitigating the effects of new development on accessibility and congestion. Some relevant projects are listed below;

Public Inquiry on Residential Development, North Ipswich (for a private client); Alan provided specialist input to assist a developer in appealing against refusal of an application for outline permission to build 1,085 homes. He was responsible for developing proposals for bus services for the site, estimating costs, modal share and demand, and for negotiating with the County Council regarding the service and “Section 106” payment. He prepared Proofs of Evidence and Rebuttals, and gave evidence at the Inquiry. (as sub-consultant to Hyder Consulting UK)

Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai World Central; Alan formed part of a team from Dar al Handasah and Colin Buchanan advising the Dubai Department of Civil Aviation on the development of this six-runway airport and surrounding city.  He was responsible for assembling and co-ordinating forecast land transport demand data, building a spreadsheet model of forecast trips (including modal split assumptions, and formulating broad proposals for public transport networks to serve the development. The airport, currently under construction, is planned to be the largest passenger airport and cargo hub in the world. Road traffic generated by the airport and city constitute a major potential issue.

Durham Accessibility Study (for Durham County Council); Alan was assistant project manager, and a pricipal contributor, on a wide-ranging study of access to and within Durham city by all modes. It aimed at identifying means to encourage economic regeneration by attracting more visitors and shoppers. It included surveys of visitors by various modes, and particular sudy of bus facilities.

Following the above, Alan worked on the Durham Development Framework project; he managed transport inputs to this study of development options in Durham City Centre, aimed at re-vitalising the city by judicious encouragement of development on key sites.

New Forth Valley Hospital, Larbert, Central Scotland (for NHS Forth Valley); Alan provided input to a Transport Assessment in respect of bus services to serve the new hospital, advising on feasible routings and timetables and liaising with the potential bus operator.

RBS HQ (Gogarburn, Edinburgh) Travel Plan (for Royal Bank of Scotland); Alan was project manager for production of an implementable, agreed plan for provision of improved public transport services for staff at the RBS new World Headquarters, in order to meet travel plan modal share targets.

Durrat al Bahrain Transport Assessment; Alan provided specialist input to estimate public transport demand and design bus services and associated development for a major development in the South of Bahrain Island.

The following projects also involved examination of the interaction between Development and Transport;

Inverurie Challenge Fund Bid

Manchester Airport Ground Access