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Swept Path Analysis

Planning Applications for developments sometimes need to demonstrate that the plan layout can accommodate the movement of vehicles regularly expected by the development. This is because site layouts are becoming increasingly congested to accommodate planning requirements and to achieve viable developments. This has lead to designs being challenged more and more by the planning authority who need to be confident that the proposed layout is fit for purpose, particularly for sites where room for vehicle manoeuvres is limited.
In order for the Local Authority to be confident that the design proposals can accommodate vehicle movements they can request a drawing showing the Swept Path Analysis of vehicles overlaid on the proposed site layout to demonstrate that the vehicles can manoeuvre safely and efficiently within the site layout.

Swept Path Analysis benefits Planners, Architects, Engineers, Developers and site owners as it provides them with the means to assess the turning implications of a wide variety of vehicle types on design layouts at a very early stage in the design process without the need of physically driving or undertaking the manoeuvres. This helps inform the design process and provides a fast and cost efficient method of assessing alternative layouts and sites.

Sanderson Associates have extensive experience in providing Swept Path Analysis using the latest AutoDESK Vehicle Tracking Software for a wide variety of major and minor developments throughout the whole of the UK, Isle of Man and Ireland.

Swept Path Analysis
Swept Path Analysis

We offer a wide range of Swept Path Analysis services including:-

  • Car Park Design and Assessment
  • Petrol Filling Station layouts
  • Vehicle Access/Egress Arrangements
  • Office, Industrial and Retail Servicing areas
  • Fast Food Drive Through
  • Emergency and Refuse Vehicle Analysis for Housing Developments
  • Interrogation of new junctions and Roundabouts
  • Abnormal Load Route Planning
  • Emergency Service Developments

We have a dedicated design team who are able to design and amend site layouts to relevant standards in order to accommodate vehicle Swept Path Analysis.

Further Information

What is a Vehicle Swept Path Analysis? Will the emergency service vehicles be able to access our proposed new development?

We have put together a dedicated website which you can view at This site details the answers to these questions and also describes why a Swept Path Analysis is important and how this process can save an awful lot of abortive design costs or even potential abortive building/rebuilding costs.

Help With A Swept Path Analysis

We have vast experience on producing Swept Path Analysis Tracking, covering many different types of proposed developments for our clients, we would welcome the opportunity to provide you with a competitive fee proposal.

Please get in touch with us if we can assist you further.