A note on monitoring and evaluation of dependent development schemes
Where a transport investment is considered likely to support the delivery of new housing, the Department for Transport (DfT) Transport Appraisal Guidance (TAG) framework allows for the inclusion of economic benefits associated with new housing in the scheme assessment.
Working with DfT between late 2017 and early 2018, the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth reviewed housing delivery for schemes approved under the dependent development framework.
The project aims were:
- To better understand how the framework had been used to date
- To establish lessons learned to improve its application in the future
- To improve the evaluation and monitoring process for those using the framework.
This short note outlines the findings and lessons learned.