industrial unit approved

Ashfield District Council have approved Glenair’s planning application for a 100,000sqft industrial unit on a site at Hamilton Way in Mansfield.  Working with Jackson Design Associates we prepared the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan that assessed the adequacy of the 150 proposed car parking spaces.  Through discussions with Nottinghamshire County Council it was agreed that despite the congested local highway network, the traffic impacts of the development would not be severe and could be safely accommodated.


Broadnook Garden Suburb – approved

Charnwood Borough Council’s Plans Committee have approved the Broadnook Garden Suburb, 8-0.  The hybrid application for 1,950 homes plus employment, local centre, country park, primary school, care village, etc, was submitted in 2016. Just north of the A46/A6 junction at Birstall, our work included resolving transport issues, through extensive dialogue with Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Highways England. Various elements of the application were in detail, including 193 houses, for which we designed the highway layout and its connection back to the A6 access junction.  Our next task is gaining technical approval of the S278 works, and the on-site ground works, roads and drainage.


Gotham – LLFA approval

Another success for our Water Management team as a site with a high risk of surface water flooding gains approval from the Lead Local Flood Authority.  Our mitigation scheme includes capturing and redirecting the overland water flow via earthworks and ditches to a new storage basin. From there, an existing culvert is improved and a new surface water culvert is provided alongside the access road to provide an alternative discharge route.


Rothley consultation

Another public consultation.  This time for a residential development of 80 houses plus extension to Rothley Primary School. Parking problems created around the school was the big issue.  Although there is a separate car park, it isn’t used because it is difficult to get out when others are coming in, a snippet of local knowledge that would have been missed without the opportunity to hear local’s views. Consultation website here.  Planning by Pegasus Group and masterplan by nineteen47.