Branston Locks and Sustainable Travel

When complete, Branston Locks will provide 2,500 homes, employment space, a local centre and a new primary school.

Our vision is for the creation of a high-quality sustainable community with a balanced mix of homes, jobs and facilities, where sustainable travel will be at the heart of the development with excellent walking, cycling and public transport links.

DTA are pleased to have an ongoing role in the implementation of the Branston Locks Travel Plan helping to achieve the vision for a sustainable community focusing on the following objectives:

  • Provision of safe and easy, sustainable access for all, increasing awareness of choice of travel modes and promoting social inclusion.
  • Promoting the health, wealth and environmental benefits of cycling, walking and using public transport – encourage healthy lifestyles and a sustainable development.

Get started with active travel

Travelling actively (walking and cycling) can bring positive benefits to health and reducing car use will also help to reduce our impact on the local and global environment.

We are offering new residents within the initial phase of Branston Locks the following:
  • £100 to spend with local cycle retailer Cycle2000
  • Free local bus travel

Complete the feedback
survey to claim:

Or contact the Travel Plan
Coordinator for more information:

Download the Branston Locks
Sustainable Travel Guide here:

Travel by foot

Branston local centre is around 15 minutes-walk. This established local centre provides a  range of existing local facilities including a Co-op convenience store, Branston Pharmacy and Trent Meadows Medical Practice.

A well-used and well-maintained underpass from Tatenhill Lane provides for a short-cut to Branston on foot and by cycle. See above map opposite.


The route between Branston Locks and Burton upon Trent town centre is flat with off-carriageway cycleway provision along much of the route. 

Burton upon Trent town centre and Burton Railway Station are approximately 4km from Branston Locks, that’s a 20-minute journey time at an average cycling speed of 12kmph.

Bus services

Nurton Developments have a commitment to delivering a frequent bus service between Branston Locks and Burton Town Centre. In these early stages of the development, flexible public transport services are being investigated.  Existing bus services can be boarded in Branston. This includes the X12 Express service between Burton Town Centre and Lichfield. See the map for details of where to board. For full details of routes and timetables visit:

Rail service

Burton upon Trent Rail Station is approximately 4km from Branston Locks (around 20 minutes by cycle). The cycle route between Branston Locks and the station is flat with off-road provision along much of the route. Undercover cycle parking is available on the platform. Long-stay car parking is also available adjacent to the station.

Frequent and direct trains to Birmingham, Derby and Nottingham can be boarded here.


If you have empty seats in your car, why not share them with someone else on your route? Or sign up to find a lift from someone already driving your way? provides a free national liftshare matching service. When you register details of your regular journeys potential matches are identified alongside suggested journey cost contributions. There is no obligation to accept the suggested matches. provides a matching service for longer, less regular journeys (e.g. travel between home and a university campus). Enter your journey details to find others travelling similar routes with seats to spare.

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