Our proposals have been assessed within the Transport Assessment produced by Jubb aimed at establishing the effect of the proposed development on the surrounding road network. This report is available on the Council’s website.
It is important to recognise that discount foodstores stock a mere 2,000 products and have a very low turnover of circa £3m per annum (comparable to a Tesco Express). In contrast, a major supermarket such as Sainsbury’s or Tesco Extra could stock more than 30,000 products and have a turnover of circa £30m. Accordingly, the traffic generation of a discount foodstore is extremely low in comparison.
The site is accessibly located and benefits from direct pedestrian access onto Hamm Beach Road.
Cycle parking spaces will be provided on site in a well monitored location for use by staff and customers. This will enable cycling as a substitute to short car trips or part of longer journeys by public transport.
The nearest bus stop is located approximated circa 50m away adjacent to the site on Hamm Beach Road. The 501 Service regularly links the store with Portland and Weymouth town centre.
The existing accessibility to the site via non-car modes is therefore considered to be very good.