BREEAM Travel Statements and Travel Plans

As part of a planning application a development may be required to achieve a certain level of BREEAM (Building Research Establish Environmental Assessment Method) accreditation.

Evidence is required to achieve credits in a number of topics, which contribute towards an overall BREEAM score, ranging from ‘Very Good’ (55 points) to ‘Outstanding’ (85 points).  The ‘Transport’ topic is weighted at 10%, meaning it can contribute ten points towards the overall BREEAM score.

Cole Easdon can help with the BREEAM standard TRA 01 Transport Assessment & Travel Plan which can earn the development up to two credits out of 12 available for Transport overall.

Despite the title above, the BREEAM guidance actually requires a Travel Assessment or Travel Statement depending on the scale of development. Either way, the report is worth up to two credits. The content of a Travel report differs from the standard Transport Assessments and Transport Statements we produce on a daily basis, with additional content required including detailed analysis of travel patterns and attitudes towards sustainable modes, access for disabled persons on and off the site and a public transport accessibility index score.    

Up to ten additional credits can be obtained from the Travel Plan which will include objectives and targets to be achieved over a five-year term, details of amenities within 500m, a public transport accessibility score, measures, including those that may lead to additional credits in the future, and details of a monitoring regime.

Site Visits...

Cole Easdon consider site visits to be an essential part of the above analysis and will be included as part of any fee proposal we prepare.

Get in touch!

We would be happy to discuss your BREEAM requirements with you. Please contact: Ben East, Associate Director – / Tel: 01793 619965

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