David Simmonds Consultancy Limited

Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Trans-Pennine Corridor

DSC collaborated with MVA and ERM on a project for Strategic Environmental Assessment in the Trans-Pennine Corridor. The Trans-Pennine Corridor spans Northern England from the Irish Sea to the North Sea and includes the Merseyside, Greater Manchester and Yorkshire conurbations. The study used a DELTA/START land-use/transport model (described under Model Development Projects) to forecast the impacts of a number of alternative strategies.

At a policy-making level, the study involved a programme of consultation conferences to discuss objectives for the study area and to consider the implications of the forecasts, with significant use of GIS to elucidate the environmental impacts. In addition to its contribution to local strategy formulation, the study was also one of the European Commission's pilot studies for the use of Strategic Environmental Assessment in relation to the Trans-European Networks. Papers describing the project have been published in Traffic Engineering & Control and in the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers. 



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