success for VPK in Desborough

A project for VPK Holdings on Harborough Road in Desborough has been approved. The outline application sought consent for a new 240 space car park and 32 space lorry/trailer park for VPK, on land adjacent to their existing unit, plus 20,000sqm of speculative B2/B8 development. The application was supported by our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. It was complicated by various committed developments in the area, and difficulties with obtaining representative traffic flows to assess impact. Initially we were prevented from collecting new data by Covid, meaning we relied on 2017 and 2018 counts. Then, when new counts were allowed, we were required to use the worst of the 2017, 2018, and 2021 counts, at each junction assessed, uplifted by growth factors to 2031, with committed development traffic added. Much persistence paid off, with the local highway authority eventually accepting the results and conclusions of our analysis. Masterplan by Berrys.

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