TPP provided transport and travel planning advice to support the planning application for the Oasis Academy Southbank, a 600 student secondary ‘free’ school located within the London Borough of Lambeth. The scheme gained a resolution to grant consent in January 2014 subject to satisfactory resolution of S106 negotiations.
The planning application was completed in two phases; for Phase 1, TPP prepared a Transport Statement to support a 120 student year seven only school. For Phase 2, TPP prepared a Transport Assessment and School Travel Plan to support an extension to the existing school for a further 480 student places for years eight to eleven.
TPP also assisted in the preparation of a School Management Plan which included a school arrival and departure regime.The regime set out the protocol for students arriving and departing the school in the morning and evening, especially with regard to crossing the nearby main roads, and for staff supervising their arrival and departure.
TPP assisted in negotiations with Lambeth Transport, Transport for London and the Education Funding Agency to bring forward funding for a pedestrian crossing over one of the main roads adjacent to the school site in order to satisfy a desire line to nearby bus stops. TPP prepared general arrangement drawings of how the pedestrian crossing could be implemented within the existing streetscape and undertook junction modelling of the nearby signal controlled junction to demonstrate how a signal controlled pedestrian crossing could be integrated into the junction without causing any negative impact.