Redrow is helping to drive car club research

22nd April 2016

We’ve helped to steer new research into how car clubs can benefit new developments.

By providing funding and contributing a case study, we’ve supported the creation of a new report by Carplus, in collaboration with the University of the West of England.

Car clubs are designed to provide a means of vehicle sharing for residents who are considering deferring a planned vehicle purchase.

The first comprehensive review of its kind, the study looked at the last 10 years of experience of using the schemes on new developments.

Our Group sustainability director Robert Macdiarmid said: “Redrow welcomed the opportunity to contribute to this report, which will be a valuable resource for those involved in planning new developments.

“It assists in the sharing of best practice, helps developers to identify where car clubs will be viable and also highlights potential pitfalls to avoid.”

Our Cheswick Village development, in Bristol, was one of the case studies featured. Designed as a brand new sustainable urban village, built over a number of phases, the development is a prime example of how partnership work with local authorities can achieve an improved standard of development for residents and surrounding communities.

As well as helping new residents that do not own a car to be more mobile, the report concludes that car clubs can reduce traffic congestion, carbon emissions and improve air quality. They can also free up space within developments for added amenities and communal space, particularly vital in urban areas.

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