Securing a travel plan
The County Council will secure the travel plan through a Section 106 Agreement.
Future and Succeeding Occupiers
In all situations the developer will be responsible for passing the requirement for a travel plan onto the occupier (and any succeeding occupiers). This is likely to be achieved through a Section 106 Agreement.
Ensuring effective implementation (Incentives for success)
Travel plans should not be seen simply as a paper exercise. The production of the document is only part of the process. The Section 106 Agreement will therefore also include sanctions to ensure that failure to deliver agreed measures/outcomes (within the control of the developer) can be remedied. These sanctions can take a number of forms as set out below:
Payments to the County Council to implement agreed measures/targets contained within the travel plan which have not been implemented (this could include marketing/promotional materials in addition to infrastructure works)
The implementation by the developer of specified ‘works’ that are expected to remedy the failure to achieve agreed measures/targets or to implement the measures/targets agreed
Specified payments by the developer to meet the Council’s cost of taking action to achieve the agreed measures/targets and
A restriction on the build out or occupation of the development in the event that the travel plan fails to achieve agreed measures/targets or to implement the measures/targets agreed.
Sanctions will ensure that developers do not just agree to measures / targets in their travel plans but actually undertake to implement them.