This report describes the experience gained in using the framework and the development of the principles set out by the Committee. An illustration is given of how the framework could be used in practice to help with the choice between alternative routes for one scheme. It is believed that the framework will be generally understood by members of the public who can see how different groups of individuals would be affected by a scheme. The framework also provides a basis for balancing the different costs and benefits in a manner not dominated by the factors which can be given a monetary value. A hypothetical medium sized historic market town is used to give detailed examples of the applications of the framework. The first framework, used at the public consultation stage, contains details of all the proposed alternative schemes. Following the public consultations a simpler framework is produced summarising the main effects. The third example shows how the framework might appear for the public enquiry. It is more detailed than that for the public consultation stage, but is still only a summary. Although it is recommended that the framework should become standard practice in assessing new road schemes, it should not be applied too rigidly. (TRRL)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Her Majesty's Stationery Office

    Atlantic Ho, Holborn Viaduct
    London EC1P 1BN,   England 
  • Authors:
    • LEITCH, G
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 55 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324343
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM