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Redhill success

Gedling Borough Council have approved MF Strawson and Barwood Homes’ planning application for 70 dwellings on the former Metallifacture/DURA site on the A60 Mansfield Road at Redhill in Nottingham.  Assessment of the access capacity was the difficult issue, as the A60 is a busy road and our evidence base included videos of neighbouring residential streets with access on to the A60 to backup theoretical junction models.

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Lincoln Science and Innovation Park

Lincoln City Council have just approved Phase 2 of the Lincoln Science and Innovation Park – a joint venture between the University of Lincoln and Lincoln Co-op.  The proposal consisted of 11,676sqm of B1 office and research and development uses.  Our biggest challenge was producing a network model of three linked junctions, including the large Triton Road/Brayford Way gyratory.  We successfully demonstrated that the junctions could accommodate the additional development traffic.

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appeal allowed – Crowland

At the wonderfully named Crowland, with its lovely three sided Trinity Bridge, we have been supporting an outline application for up to 45 dwellings. The site fronts on to the narrow Crease Drove. We designed highway improvements, but the application was still refused on the grounds of highway safety, the County Council believing the works to be undeliverable. Following further explanation, an appeal was allowed, the Inspector concluded that there were reasonable prospects that the works would be deliverablable, and that they could be secured by a Grampian style condition.

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speedy team work – Caxton Drive, Bedford

From a first telephone call on 28 April, to permission granted today, with the applicant wishing to have no conditions, it has taken just 14 weeks to successfully gain consent for a B8 trade counter unit in Bedford.  For us the main issue was car parking, and the number of spaces required given the retail element.  We got there with a couple of iterations and help from a responsive highways officers at Bedford Borough Council.  Team work provided by Tungsten Properties, Pegasus Group, and HTC Architects

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