We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted on 1 February 2019, for Tungsten Properties’ mixed use retail and commercial site off Rugby Road in Hinckley. The development is effectively the missing part of the Sketchley Brook scheme. A key part of the planning argument, supported by the work in our Transport Assessment, hinged on demonstrating that the development proposals did not exceed the traffic generation for the site that was associated with the infrastructure improvements put in place at the time of the Sketchley Brook development, thereby avoiding the need for further off-site highway improvements or S106 contributions. Other challenges included developing an appropriate parking and servicing layout to meet the various site constraints.
ADC recently supported a planning application for Litecast, a manufacturer of beam and block flooring, based in Nuneaton. The application proposed the erection of a new mould shop, concrete batching plant, workshops, offices and ancillary buildings to enable relocation and expansion of their operations. ADC provided a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support the application. The proposed development, located on Purley Chase Industrial Estate off Pipers Lane in Ansley Common received full planning approval on 14 January 2019.
After an eventful battle, David Wilson Homes’ development at Burnmill Farm in Market Harborough has been approved. The site was allocated in the draft Local Plan for 90 houses, as it would be accessed from the end of a cul-de-sac already accommodating 66 houses. In support of a detailed planning application we demonstrated that the site could accommodate 128 houses, and the traffic impacts arising from the increase from 90 to 128 would not be severe. At the Examination of the Local Plan the Inspector accepted that argument and recommended modifying the policy to allocate 128 dwellings. The application went to planning committee and was deferred. It went back to planning committee and was approved, with the Chair deciding a split vote. Taking advantage of a clause in Harborough’s constitution, Councillor’s quashed that decision and the application was heard at a special meeting of the full Council. They approved the application. Towards the end, concerns were focussed on how construction vehicles would reach the site and the residents organised a dummy run by a low loader filmed by a drone while everyone watched.
We are pleased to report that Melton Borough Council have resolved to grant permission to a planning application for 38 dwellings in Great Dalby. Our work started when we were asked whether access from an extension of Burdetts Close would be acceptable. Contrary to the advice provided by others, we concluded it would be acceptable. Rosconn Strategic Land trusted that opinion and took the site on. We provided further support through the application process, and its approval is welcome confirmation of our assessment.
The ADC Infrastructure team would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2019.
Charterpoint Senior Living have applied for a 70 bedroom care home on Grantham Road in Bingham. The application, on the former police station site, seeks to overturn a refusal for a previous proposal by another company that was dismissed at appeal. Our Transport Statement supports the application. George Davidson, Councillor for Bingham East, is quoted by the Evening Post as saying “Having spoken to people involved with applying, I am happy with the new proposals and wouldn’t have a problem with it.”
Rushcliffe Borough Council last night approved MRP Developments application for a redevelopment of the former Trentside Social Club on Wilford Lane in West Bridgford. The scheme of 34 apartments required a collaborative team effort to resolve the competing demands for space, with raised levels to overcome flood risk and provide safe access, trees with protection orders, car and cycle parking, and servicing space for refuse vehicles.