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Gedling Colliery scheme approved

On 7 November 2018 Gedling Borough Council approved Harworth’s planning application for the redevelopment of part of the former Gedling Colliery.  The scheme includes 60,000sqft of employment floorspace in three units, an 8,611sqft pub/restaurant, and a 3,013sqft drive-thru.  The development is reliant on the proposed Gedling Access Road that is being designed by Nottinghamshire County Council and will serve the Chase Farm development of 1,050 houses and local centre that is currently emerging out of the former colliery.  The key part of our work was to demonstrate that Harworth’s scheme would not require any changes to the design of the Access Road.


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Pinxton approved

Bolsover District Council have resolved to grant permission to a development of 65 houses on a site at Alfreton Road in Pinxton.  Our work started in 2016 when we were asked to assess the capacity of the site given a number of constraints, including adverse comments from Derbyshire County Council about traffic impacts on West End, a nearby narrow substandard road.  A detailed analysis of the likely traffic impacts followed, which gave the client confidence to proceed.  The subsequent planning application was supported by our Transport Statement and Travel Plan Statement.  Following further negotiations with the County Council, they had no objection to the application, subject to conditions.


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Derby City Flood Alleviation Scheme Visit

Our Water Management team’s Matthew Genn recently had a site walkover of the new Derby City Flood Alleviation (Our City, Our River) scheme. The event was part of the ICE 200-year celebrations, and ran by the Environment Agency, Derby City Council and GBV Ltd.

The existing flood defences in Derby are reaching the end of their design life, and in 2011 the Environment Agency adopted the Lower Derwent Flood Risk Management Strategy to reduce the existing 1 in 25-year risk from the River Derwent.

The latest scheme is to update, renew and realign the city’s defences to reduce the flood risk to 2000 properties, businesses, infrastructure and heritage. As well as identifying opportunities to redevelop the riverside area in Derby, and work to maintain and enhance the local environment and heritage.

The scheme is to be delivered in 3 phases, with Phase 1 nearing completion and Phase 2 in planning. The walkover was of the Phase 1 works from the Alfreton Road Industrial Estate to the Sowter Road area, with flood walls, storage areas and soft landscaping to try and provide protection to the city.

More details about the scheme can be found:


Derby Flood Wall

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Free School, Northampton – approved

ADC have helped secure a variation of planning conditions for a Free School in Northampton. The local highway authority conditioned the parking proposals because of concerns about queuing traffic – many of the pupils will arrive by taxi, and all pupils must be accompanied in and out of the building.  The situation was complicated by a number of design and operational constraints as the school will occupy an existing building.  Those constraints included an undercroft ramp that had to be kept clear, a confined parking area with supporting columns, as well as the variability in the time taken to board and alight the vehicles. Our innovative and unique approach was to use a mathematical assessment, built from first principles, simulating random vehicle arrivals and departures, coupled with random delays in boarding and alighting. The approach was successful, and the variation was approved.  That enables the project to move forward and we look forward to the opening of the new school in due course.