Masterplans, Access & Movement

Effective access and movement are essential ingredients to achieving sustainable development, and are ideally integrated into land-use proposals and masterplans from the outset. 

We combine our our sustainability principles with the technical rigour needed to develop implementable visions for imaginative, accessible, and integrated places designed for people.

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We prioritise creating liveable neighbourhoods and believe thoughtful design can help to ensure walking and cycling become natural choices for accessing key services.  Effective public transport provision and car sharing can also support longer trips, wherever possible.

By collaborating with planners, landscape architects, environmental specialists, engineers, property advisers and project managers; we ensure that sustainable movement is designed-in to the development proposals we work on.


  • Accessibility analysis 
  • Movement and place analysis
  • Access layout and highway design
  • Negotiation of S106, S278 and CIL
  • Expert witness for public inquiries
  • Appraisal and strategy development
  • Travel Plans & Transport Assessments
  • Highway and public transport modelling

North Essex Garden Communities

To accommodate the homes and employment opportunities allocated across the North Essex sub-region over the next 50 years, the local District and County Councils have established NEGC Ltd.  This special purpose company is working to establish three new garden communities that could deliver up to 43,000 homes in the Braintree, Colchester, Tendering area to 2050.

ITP was appointed to advise on how travel demand resulting from the phased delivery of new homes can be accommodated. We are supporting a multidisciplinary consultancy team to develop rapid transit, strategic cycling, and walking proposals aimed at ensuring both new and existing residents elect to make sustainable travel choices as a matter of course - supporting the Garden Community vision set out in the NEGC Charter.

Our work is helping to strengthen the evidence base for the ongoing joint Local Plan examination, which is the first test of public acceptability and soundness in relation to the National Planning Policy Framework.

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CEG: South Bank

With ambitious plans for a new city centre development in Leeds, ITP was appointed to advise CEG on how sustainable transport could make the site a more attractive place to live and work. Working alongside highway engineers, masterplanners and landscape architects, we developed an effective public transport strategy, walking and cycling strategy and accessibility strategy for the site. They are combined in an overarching Framework Travel Plan, which supports the Transport Assessment. 

Our approach is based on locally derived data, national best practice, and an understanding of cutting edge sustainable transport provision. Given the scale and significance of the proposed development, consultation with the local authorities, stakeholders and the community has been crucial. 

Berry Hill, Mansfield

The Lindhurst group turned to ITP to assist with the preparation of a sustainable public transport strategy and robust Travel Plan to support a major mixed-use development proposal in south Mansfield.  Our ability to establish an evidence-led strategy to underpin the proposed development, supported by effective negotiation skills, ensured the package of measures planned to cater for occupier travel demand was acceptable to the local planning and highways authorities.

We defined a series of incremental public transport service enhancements, triggered at different stages of development, which are to be implemented alongside planned local walk/cycle improvements. The Travel Plan will be critical to promoting these options to new residents of up to 1,700 houses, and up to 4,000 workers.  This will help ensure that new bus services become commercially viable, and are sustained, over the course of the development.

Masterplans Cycling Accessibility