Miller Homes’ resubmitted planning application for 170 dwellings at Oaks Road was approved at Harborough’s planning committee by a squeeky 6 votes to 5. Considerable objections on every front by Hands Off Great Glen had to be rebutted over many months, following the refusal of the original application that has been scheduled for appeal by Public Inquiry in October. Despite no objection from Leicestershire County Council, additional camera and journey time surveys were necessary to evidence the traffic conditions on Oaks Road and address objections on the basis of road safety due to parked cars.
Outline consent has been granted for a 1.3m sqft employment scheme that extends the space available at the Bardon Hill area in Coalville. The site on West Lane is immediately southeast of the new Amazon warehouse on Beveridge Lane that was promoted by the same developer. The application was supported by our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan, which examined the traffic impacts at 13 off-site junctions and received no objections from Leicestershire County Council. In fact, no objections were received on any topic and the consent was a delegated decision by officers of both North West Leicestershire and Hinckley & Bosworth District Councils, as the site straddles both areas. We are now progressing the detailed design of the Section 278 works on behalf of Mountpark and their contractor Winvic Construction.
Last night South Holland District Council’s planning committee granted outline consent for residential development of a former plant nursery to the southwest of Pinchbeck. Because of traffic impacts on single track rural roads to the west, the development was reduced in scale to 100 dwellings. That gained the approval of Lincolnshire County Council and removed the last barrier to approval.
Following our transport planning work that helped secure consent for Grace Homes’ scheme at Lubenham, we were retained to provide the Section 278 and Section 38 design. Both design schemes now have Technical Approval from Leicestershire County Council. We continue to work on the private drainage design.
We are grateful for our continuing appointment as part of Harworth’s team to help promote the Cinderhill site near Denby in Derbyshire. The mixed use proposal includes 3,000 houses, 12ha of employment land, plus a new junction on the A38 trunk road. The site is in Amber Valley’s Draft Local Plan and the next step is to persaude the examination in public Inspector that the site is deliverable. To that aim, Harworth have begun a public consultation exercise – details here:
Our design of the off-site highway works on the A4304 Main Street in Lubenham have been granted Technical Approval by Leicestershire County Council. The works comprise the access T-junction, a pedestrian refuge and localised widening of the A4304, plus adjustments to the adjacent bus stop. We are also designing the Section 38 on-site highway and drainage works and assisting Grace Homes take the construction forward.
The Borough of Scarborough have granted consent to a mixed use redevelopment of a tired town centre retail block in Scarborough. The ground floor is retained but converted in to five restaurant units, while the upper floors are taken away and replaced by a new 6 screen cinema. For us the challenges are all in the detail, resolving on-street deliveries and suitable pedestrian routes. Plus there is the complex assessment of the amount of traffic generated by the proposed use, compared with the existing use, also taking in to account the potential for linked trips, and different peak times. And, on a site with no car parking, an analysis of the many local car parks and their spare capacity on a February and August weekday and weekend.