In rural areas, where scheduled public services may be limited, community transport schemes, including ‘on-demand services’, should be noted in the ‘Transport assessment and travel plan’, however unscheduled services cannot be accounted for when calculating the AI.
The provision of new a community transport scheme may be recognised under ‘Sustainable transport measures’ as a ‘dedicated service’, provided that:
- It serves a rural area
- It is available to all potential users
- The service is established at the time of the assessment being submitted
- The service is of an appropriate scale for the community it serves