RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Research and Development activities are an important part of what we do.
From carrying out transport surveys and audits to commenting on planning applications and new policies, we want to work closely with public, private, and community sector organisations right across Gloucestershire.
We are always on the lookout to add value to localised and County-level projects and activities, and we work closely with the University of Gloucestershire through its tourism, geography, social science programmes, and student placements.
We have an ongoing social research programme and conduct site-specific audits and assessments in and around stations on the network. GCRP is represented on several external working groups and consultative panels, making sure that sustainable transport principles are built into plan-making and future decisions – as well as making solutions are inclusive and accessible. GCRP, as a CIC, is also equipped to bid for funding and resources on its own, or in partnership with other organisations.
Do get in touch with us if you have any projects or ideas that you would like us to get involved in!
We have a lot of ideas in the pipeline which we will be sharing in our plan once complete. In the meantime, we are always eager to hear of new possible project ideas, so do please get in touch if you would like to discuss any ideas you may have.
We’re always looking for ways to partner with other organisations and combined forces on research. This can be really local or County-wide, and we have already teamed up with GCC, Stroud District Council and University of Gloucestershire to get engaged with our communities.
We are very keen to work with local groups involved in access and inclusion in your local area. GCRP is linked into Inclusion Gloucestershire and is taking part in the Better Links to Transport initiative. If any local organisation would kuke us to support a local access initiative or study, please get in touch
A VOICE IN THE TOWN PLANNING PROCESS
We’ve been working with local authorities, developers and planning consultants to develop our own GCRP Developer Guide.
This helps local communities express their views on planning proposals, especially the transport approach taken by the developer.
The toolkit provides guidance and a series of templates and tools to encourage early engagement with the developer, and how to respond effectively to planning applications.
It also provides guidance of how you can work with CRP to collect local evidence and information to help inform the transport solutions, whether that’s walking cycling, bus, rail or a different focus
Click here to download a copy.