The Drummond Estate has reappointed sustainable travel specialists, Go Travel Solutions, to continue the successful travel plan coordination work at the 4,250 home New Lubbesthorpe development near Leicester.
The new three year contract will ensure that as the development evolves local sustainable travel options are widely promoted and developed. This includes the ArrivaClick demand responsive transport bus service, which enables residents to request a bus journey at the click of a button, and free access to travel offers via membership of LocalGo. More initiatives are planned to help residents reduce the need to own their own car to access local amenities.
Local company, Go Travel Solutions has fulfilled the role of Travel Plan Coordinator since 2018 and was recently asked to speak at the national Quality Bus Transit Conference due to the success of the bus on demand service.
Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions, said: “Our work in New Lubbesthorpe focuses on the promoting and development of sustainable travel. Working with Drummond Estate over the last three years has been based on close collaboration and partnership working.
“More than anything else, it has been under pinned by shared values on wanting to help New Lubbesthorpe be a truly sustainable 21st Century community.”
Martin Ward on behalf of the Drummond Estate, said: “New Lubbesthorpe is a sustainable new community and Go Travel Solutions has successfully helped to roll out initiatives which provide attractive and viable alternatives to using the car. We are keen to see their great work continue to ensure that this continues to be a pioneering development.”
New Lubbesthorpe is a pioneering new community to the west of Leicester providing new homes, schools, community facilities and an employment park adjacent to the M1/M69. The development will also provide 325 acres of new parklands for local residents to enjoy.
More than 500 homes are now occupied at the site, with Davidsons, Barratt and David Wilson Homes and Redrow Homes bringing forward a full range of housing types. In addition to the £15million new motorway bridge, a new primary school has already opened.
Ultimately the development will deliver up to 4,250 houses, an employment park capable of creating 1,000 jobs, three schools, district and local centres and health facilities