The emerging masterplan presented at Wednesday’s public consultation, prepared by Leonard Design Associates on behalf of Harworth, is shown below. Further information can be found by following the link https://ironbridgeregeneration.co.uk/
The event was reported in the shropshirestar.
Leicestershire County Council have approved their planning application for the Melton Mowbray Distributor Road (MMDR). The northern and eastern bypass of Melton Mowbray has an important interface with work we are carrying out on behalf of Davidsons Developments. Junction 6 on Burton Road, at the southern end of the bypass, is common to the southern link road that is part of the Southern Sustainable Neighbourhood. Approval of the MMDR is therefore a very helpful step towards delivering the southern link road, and the development it enables. More detail available here.
How’s that for screen support – presentation, industrial style, by Stuart Ashton and Claire Biddle of Harworth Group.
Yesterday was spent in the former pump house of the original Ironbridge power station, made presentable by some very hard work by Harworth’s team, and a fantastic location on the banks of the River Severn. In the morning, stakeholders were invited to an update session. In the afternoon, the public were invited to see the current masterplan and provide their comments and questions. Public consultation par excellence.
US fashion giant VF Corporation, which owns brands such as Vans, North Face, Timberland and Dickies, is set to take 579,000sqft of space at Mountpark Bardon. VF Corporation was established in 1899 and turns over £9.2bn a year, operating in 170 countries and employing 70,000 people. Mountpark Bardon is a 145 acre distribution centre at Victoria Road in Coalville. We helped gain outline consent for 1.2m sqft of B2/B8 use on the site a couple of years ago, completed the detailed design of the access roundabout, since built by Winvic, and have recently assisted with the reserved matters application to ensure VF Corporation’s needs can be satisfied. Another step in the journey complete.
Working with Marchini Curran Associates, we have helped gain planning consent for this new primary care facility for the King Edwards Medical Group in the London Borough of Barking. It will provide seven consulting rooms and an associated pharmacy. The development provides clinical rooms for GPs, nurses and associated support staff. Also located on the site are 24 new high-quality apartments accessed independently from St Margarets. Our work included the assessment of local transport modes, ambulance tracking, and the adequacy of the limited car parking in this highly sustainable location.
The Roundhouse pub on London Road in Derby is to be redeveloped for residential use. Because it is in an Air Quality Management Area, a condition was imposed on the consent requiring an air quality assessment. ADC Infrastructure undertook traffic surveys and calculations to assist the air quality assessors. Our work was submitted as part of the Air Quality Report and the planning condition was successfully discharged.
Working with Marcini Curran Architects, we have supported the latest application at Lonsdale Place on Uttoxeter New Road in Derby. The site was previously occupied by a petrol filling station and a classic car restoration business. In 2014 we assisted Marchini Curran gain consent for a food retail store and 12 residential dwellings. This latest application is for 82 bedrooms of student accommodation in four blocks. The proposed development will provide 10 car parking spaces, and hence the majority of the bedrooms will be marketed as car-free. Our challenge was to demonstrate the sustainable location and its accessibility on foot, bicycle and by bus to prove the number of parking spaces would be adequate.