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Geddington – approved

We are pleased to report that the North Northamptonshire Area Planning (Kettering) Committee have approved a scheme we have been working on at Stamford Road in Geddington. On behalf of Larkfleet Homes we provided Flood Risk & Drainage and Transport Planning services. Although at minimal risk from fluvial flooding, there is a significant overland flow path that crosses the site from north to south following the natural topography of the land. Hence, the surface water discharge strategy is to discharge into the drainage ditch adjacent to Stamford Road. Attenuation is proposed via a combination of a below ground tank along the northern site boundary, and a detention basin in the north-east corner of the site.

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.

Granary Close, Bottesford – approved

After a lengthy determination period, 18 dwellings at Granary Close in Bottesford have been approved by Melton Borough Council. The application was supported by our Transport Statement, with the trickiest task being the research into the rights retained to allow Granary Close to be extended into the land at the rear, to serve the proposed development. Mather Jamie are now marketing the site.

Everards Phase 2 – permitted

We are pleased to report that Blaby District Council have resolved to grant consent to the Phase 2 development at Everards Meadow in Leicester, next to Fosse Park retail centre. The complex road system around the site meant complex assessments of traffic impacts, with discussions continuing right up until the committee meeting. The agreed mitigation is a contribution to MOVA, the traffic control software that allows the lights to respond to the continual real-time traffic demands detected by loops in the road to adjust the green times. Masterplan by Franklin Ellis Architects.