Harworth Appoint Go Travel Solutions For Their Coalville Sustainable Urban Extension Scheme

Specialist sustainable transport consultancy Go Travel Solutions will from September 2020 be undertaking the Travel Plan Co-ordinator role for the new Harworth Group development located south east of Coalville.

The mixed use development covers an area east of Ellistown and south of Coalville. It is bounded to the south by the Beveridge Lane, to the west by Ellistown, Station Road and Forest Road, to the east by the Leicester to Burton upon-Trent freight-only railway line and to the north by Bardon Road (A511). The development will take 20 years to complete and will ultimately comprise up to 2,700 dwellings, a primary school and a local centre. The latter is expected to contain buildings that will be used for a range of uses, such as café/pub, retail, extra care facilities and a children’s day nursery.

The promotion of sustainable transport is a key deliverable for Harworth Group. Go Travel Solutions are a specialist sustainable transport consultancy with, who have been fulfilling the Travel Planning Co-ordinator role for the New Lubbesthorpe Sustainable Urban Extension since 2018 for Drummond Estate.

Claire Biddle, Planning Manager for Harworth Group said:

The promotion of sustainable transport is seen as vital to achieving a reduction in single occupancy vehicles journeys over the lifetime of the development. As outlined in the South East Coalville Framework Travel Plan, the role of the Travel Planning Co-ordinator is key to achieving this target and the other sustainable transport ambitions of the scheme.  

Robin Pointon, Managing Director for Go Travel Solutions said:

Our focus will be on working to meet both the planning requirements and add value to the scheme through delivering best practice in sustainable promotion and development. It will mirror the approach we are taking with other major schemes, such as New Lubbesthorpe.

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