success – Perkins

The Perkins family own Perkins Bar & Bistro on the site of the former Plumtree railway station. The family submitted an application to expand their operations on the same site, adding additional overnight guest accommodation, a dedicated ceremony hall, and a small rear extension to the existing restaurant. Those proposals have been granted consent by Rushcliffe Borough Council. Our Transport Statement supported the application, with the trickiest part being the assessment of car parking demands given the different uses. We surveyed the existing demand and forecast the potential demand, for various different time periods throughout the week, to ensure sufficient spaces could be provided within the site. Design Haus Architecture’s drawing showing the proposed northern elevation of the restaurant extension is shown below.

success – Bardon Hill West

We are pleased to report North West Leicestershire District Council’s resolution to grant consent to Harworth Group’s hybrid application known as Bardon Hill West. The application sought full consent for five employment units totalling 2,719sqm for light industry, general industry, and/or storage/distribution use. Outline consent was sought for 4,000sqm of the same uses on the remainder of the site. There were a number of engineering challenges posed by the relatively small sloping site. We carried out extensive ground modelling to understand the earthworks and assist the masterplanning. That overlapped with the drainage strategy set out in our Flood Risk Assessment. The design and assessment of the access addressed interactions with the adjacent level crossing, including discussions with Network Rail and Leicestershire County Council to agree mitigation measures. MDG’s masterplan below.

S278 technical approval – Broadnook

We are pleased to report having gained technical approval to the S278 works that will provide access to the Broadnook Garden Suburb. One of our showcase projects, that we helped gain consent in March 2020, we were appointed to carry out the detailed design of the highway works, earthworks, and drainage in August 2020. Technical Approval marks an important step in the ongoing delivery of the scheme.

appeal allowed – Ketton

The lengthy process of delivering housing is repeated in Rutland where the latest stage of Vistry’s proposal for 75 dwellings reaches an important milestone, more than seven years since we were introduced to the site. Reserved matters and construction to follow, meaning there is still some way to go before there are occupants. Our work focussed on the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan, although we also carried out 3D earthworks assessments to understand adoptable gradients on the steeply sloping site. Planning consultancy and illustrative masterplan by Pegasus Group.

Goose Gate, Nottingham – approved

Something a bit more urban. Working with structural engineers TSK Consulting, and architects Leonard Design Associates, we are pleased to report that Nottingham City Council have consented BMOR’s proposals for redevelopment of the site of 38-46 Goose Gate in Nottingham city centre. The development site has a frontage to both Goose Gate and Woolpack Lane, and the proposals consist of the demolition of the existing buildings to provide student accommodation with 100 bed spaces and retail units with a floor area of 300sqm. The development was designed without car parking spaces, making our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan relatively easy, although details such as deliveries, servicing, and refuse collection had to be resolved, along with restrictions on student car parking and drop offs. Below are LDA’s CGI images of how the two frontages will look once complete.