In 2014 we supported an outline planning application at Thornton in Leicestershire by J H Hallam & Son Ltd for a development of 49 dwellings. Despite a recommendation for approval it was refused at planning committee in March 2015 because of housing need. An appeal against that application was submitted and while it was progressing a second planning application was submitted. Again the application was recommended for approval, but refused by Councillors at committee in June 2016. The appeal was withdrawn in February 2017.
J H Hallam have now linked up with Barwood Homes to submit a detailed application. We have again supported the application with a Transport Statement, and Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy. The most challenging aspect of the scheme is its gradients. There is a steep drop from the north of the site and we have prepared 3D designs of the highway layout to ensure that adoptable gradients can be achieved and retaining walls have been optimised. These were previously acceptable by Leicestershire County Council, who had no objections, and we are hoping on the same result third time round. BHB Architects layout below.