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Phase 1 gains reserved matters consent

Davidsons Developments’ Overstone Park development at Kettering Road in Market Harborough has gained reserved matters consent for Phase 1. A significant step forward in the delivery of the overall development of 600 houses. The layout was designed by nineteen47, with support from ADC Infrastructure on the site wide earthworks, highways and drainage design. We have assisted in discharging conditions, and are working on the design of the access roundabout, and the upgrade to the A6 junction to a roundabout.

Rothley permitted

We are pleased to report that the outline planning application at Rothley for 80 houses plus extension to the primary school was approved by Charnwood Borough Council on Thursday (17 June). Following the public consultation event we reported on in March 2020, an application was submitted. We advised on flood risk and drainage, and transport matters, which we resolved with the relevant consultees. Although not an allocated site, the housing shortfall meant an officer’s recommendation to approve, which the planning committee endorsed. Flooding around the Rothley Brook was a key input to the masterplanning, not just from the watercourse but also the area at potential risk from reservoir flooding if there was a failure of the Groby Pool and Thornton Reservoir.

another completed scheme

Completed schemes are coming thick and fast, as the new traffic signal controlled junction on Higham Lane in Nuneaton has recently been opened. We assisted Persimmon gain planning consent for their residential development in 2018, carried out the S278 detailed design, and now the junction is open to traffic as part of Persimmon’s Eaton Place development.

death star roundabout

An aerial view of the ‘death star’ roundabout on Grange Road in Coalville, now open to traffic. Encouraged by Harworth Group, the landscaping by Studio 413 gives a nod to Palitoy, who were founded in Coalville. S278 detailed design by our Infrastructure Design team as part of the enabling infrastructure for the wider South East Coalville/Hugglescote Grange scheme being delivered by Harworth.

consent at Tamworth Road, Sawley

North West Leicestershire District Council have approved the development proposal at Sawley. Newlands Developments sought outline consent for 849,000sqft of storage, distribution, and general industrial space on the 127 acre site, with a construction cost of £230m. Our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan accompanied the application. The most challenging task was achieving an access junction within tight constraints, including an existing public right of way, easement for the Derwent Valley Aqueduct, flood risk issues along Tamworth Road, and a tight land ownership boundary.

Awsworth approved

What began as some feasibility work in 2013, has paid off with an approval for Harworth Group at their site in Awsworth. Key was overcoming an objection in principle to a new junction on the A6096 Shilo Way. Working with assistance from various members of the local highway authority, Nottinghamshire County Council, we demonstrated that a new signal controlled junction would not create unacceptable road safety problems. An allocation in the Local Plan followed, and the outline planning application for 250 dwellings was approved by Broxtowe Borough Council on 2 June 2021.

success at Broomy Farm

Working with Bellway Homes, we have supported their application for 196 dwellings that gained a resolution to grant consent on 11 May 2021. The development is on a site east of the A511 Burton Road that already has outline consent and reserved matters approval for 400 dwellings. The additional dwellings would take the total to 596. The detailed application was supported by our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. The complex issue was the assessment of Clock Island, a notorious bottleneck that suffers severe congestion, where there is no space for capacity improvements. Through careful assessment and analysis, it was agreed with the local highway authority, Derbyshire County Council, and the local planning authority, South Derbyshire Council, that the development could proceed despite that constraint.