Masterplanning provides a comprehensive framework for access, layout, development methods, planning challenges, and suitable locations for key aspects of the development such as housing, commercial property, leisure facilities, schools or open spaces.
It also identifies ways in which a development can ensure its sustainability, both in terms of its environmental impact and the impact it may place on existing local infrastructure, and strategies that can be used to help the project conform with any overarching goals that local authorities or developers have.
Masterplanning is essential for any major development project to be able to go ahead. Whether it’s brownfield development or an entirely new development as part of an urban expansion, a masterplan sets the vision and framework, giving important guidance for how the scheme will proceed over time. Of particular importance is that clear plans exist for dealing with all the challenges, notably transport and access challenges, which will shape the new development.
One of the major considerations for setting a masterplan for a new development is Transport; masterplanning should outline ways in which developers can ensure that a proposed development is fully accessible across all modes of transport.
At Transport Planning Practice, we are involved in the masterplanning of all types of developments from city centre regeneration to major urban extensions. We have considerable experience and expertise in all aspects of masterplanning including preliminary site feasibility studies, site safety, pedestrian and cycle accessibility, public transport provision, parking layouts, wayfinding and highway network layouts.
For more information about our masterplanning service and how it may be able to help you move forward effectively with your project please contact us.