brewing nicely at Everards Meadows

We have been working for some time with Everards to support their plans for Phase 2 of Everards Meadows. Franklin Ellis Architects have produced some exciting plans, which are being consulted on in advance of a planning application:

Everards own around 170 pubs, and are building Phase 1, which will include a new beer hall that is planned to open on 3 June. It will stand next to a new brewery that will come online over the coming months. Phase 1 also includes the new Everards headquarters, Jenno’s Coffee House, and Rutland Cycling, which opened in 2019.

Phase 2 is the adjacent 70 acre site, and proposals include a new 50-80 bedroom hotel, and the creation of a mixed campus, with up to seven new buildings, set around a tree-lined square. The development will have a green and leafy feel, with landscaping and trees, alongside infrastructure for cyclists, pedestrians, and vehicles. The area is popular with cyclists and walkers who can access the neighbouring Soar Valley and surrounding countryside from a network of paths and cycles routes.

The site is next to Fosse Park, close to M1 Junction 21, and surrounded by major roads that handle significant amounts of traffic. We have been modelling the traffic impact of the development using a Paramics model, while liaising with Leicestershire County Council, Highways England, and Leicester City Council.

Forbes Park Phase 2 consented

Clowes Group have secured planning consent for Phase 2 of their Forbes Park development on Fields Farm Road in Long Eaton. Erewash Borough Council granted the development of 32,946sqft of B1c/B2/B8 use. Our Transport Assessment supported the development and in particular focussed on the swept paths of articulated HGVs manoeuvring at the access and within the service yards.

Thurnby approved

We are pleased to report that Charterpoint have secured planning consent from Harborough District Council for a 73 bedroom residential care home on the A47 Uppingham Road at Thurnby. The application was supported by our Transport Assessment, the key matter being the design of the access, including demonstrating adequate visibility and road safety.

Approval – redevelopment of Howdens Joinery, Liliput Road, Northampton

Northampton Borough Council have recently approved an outline planning application by Newlands Developments for the redevelopment of the Howdens Joinery site in Brackmills, Northampton. The proposals involved the demolition of the existing circa 1 million sqft building onsite, and the redevelopment of the site to provide new modern warehouse and distribution units.

The site is close to the Hardingstone Dyke and is at risk from surface water flooding. We devised a surface water strategy, in conjunction with the LLFA and Anglian Water, that sought to utilise the existing private drainage network and store runoff in a series of below ground tanks, so to minimise the risk of flooding offsite. 

We also provided transport advice and prepared the Transport Statement and Framework Travel Plan that accompanied the planning application.  We are now retained to provide transport advice on the reserved matters planning application and associated S278 site access works.

Amington Industrial Estate in Tamworth

Another success with Tungsten Properties and their team.  This time in support of a planning application for 4 industrial units at Amington Industrial Estate in Tamworth.  The application was supported by our Transport Assessment with the main challenges being justifying the suitability of the proposed site access and demonstrating how larger vehicles would be able to manoeuvre around the internal space.