Transport Insights was commissioned in December 2014 to prepare a Transport Statement for a split planning application to increase enrolment levels and co-locate a pre-school, at Scoil Lorcáin, Blackrock, Co. Dublin.
The Travel Plan’s development was guided by contemporary best practice, namely the NTA’s Toolkit for School Travel, and included:
- a comprehensive survey of staff and student travel behaviours, and attitudes to a range of school related travel options;
- comprehensive Action Plans for staff and students, each of which was developed through engagement with the school’s management; and
- a Monitoring Strategy, which set out a clear process for ongoing review and update of the Plan.
The Transport Statement quantified the Travel Plan’s traffic and parking impacts, and demonstrated that the Travel Plan’s implementation would offset potential for greater car use associated with the proposed development.
Following a first party appeal to An Bord Pleanála (also supported by Transport Insights), full planning permission was granted in October 2015.