Working with Pegasus Group, we have assisted in gaining outline planning consent from South Derbyshire Council for a revised application on Parcel A at Cadley Park in Swadlincote.
Set within the National Forest, Harworth Group’s Cadley Park is a development comprising 600 new homes across three parcels, with the wider project including a country park, two 9-hole golf courses, a driving range and 4,000sqft of leisure uses including a family pub.
This latest approval is for Parcel A, for up to 68 homes. Taylor Wimpey are currently building 132 homes on Parcel B, and the 400 new homes on Parcel C are the subject of a reserved matters application by Avant Homes.
Broadnook garden suburb is an ambitious mixed use development to the northwest of the A46/A6 Birstall Interchange in Leicester. The hybrid planning application submitted in 2016 has just been updated with a new description of development, to include 1,950 houses (up from 1,650), B1, B2 and B8 employment uses, a primary school, local centre, care village, country park and other elements.
The refreshed application is supported by an updated suite of documents, including an Environmental Statement Addendum. Following months of discussions with Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Highways England, and various LLITM transport model runs, it also includes our new Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. We have also designed the highway layouts for the first phases of housing by Davidsons and Barwood Homes for which detailed approval is sought.
We look forward to resolving any outstanding issues in the months to come.
ADC are pleased to have played a significant part in last Tuesday’s planning committee vote to approve a detailed planning application for 187,220 sqft of B1c/B2/B8 employment use on land south of Bardon Road in Coalville, Leicestershire. Working for Tungsten Properties, we prepared the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support the planning application. A key part of our work was designing and obtaining the support from the local highway authority for a new traffic signal controlled access for the site onto the A511 Bardon Road. This included work to demonstrate that the new junction would not materially impact journey times on the A511 and that there would be no impact on the adjacent mineral railway line. We are now appointed to undertake the S278 detailed design for the site access works, and we look forward to seeing the scheme through to completion.
We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted on 1 February 2019, for Tungsten Properties’ mixed use retail and commercial site off Rugby Road in Hinckley. The development is effectively the missing part of the Sketchley Brook scheme. A key part of the planning argument, supported by the work in our Transport Assessment, hinged on demonstrating that the development proposals did not exceed the traffic generation for the site that was associated with the infrastructure improvements put in place at the time of the Sketchley Brook development, thereby avoiding the need for further off-site highway improvements or S106 contributions. Other challenges included developing an appropriate parking and servicing layout to meet the various site constraints.
ADC recently supported a planning application for Litecast, a manufacturer of beam and block flooring, based in Nuneaton. The application proposed the erection of a new mould shop, concrete batching plant, workshops, offices and ancillary buildings to enable relocation and expansion of their operations. ADC provided a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support the application. The proposed development, located on Purley Chase Industrial Estate off Pipers Lane in Ansley Common received full planning approval on 14 January 2019.
After an eventful battle, David Wilson Homes’ development at Burnmill Farm in Market Harborough has been approved. The site was allocated in the draft Local Plan for 90 houses, as it would be accessed from the end of a cul-de-sac already accommodating 66 houses. In support of a detailed planning application we demonstrated that the site could accommodate 128 houses, and the traffic impacts arising from the increase from 90 to 128 would not be severe. At the Examination of the Local Plan the Inspector accepted that argument and recommended modifying the policy to allocate 128 dwellings. The application went to planning committee and was deferred. It went back to planning committee and was approved, with the Chair deciding a split vote. Taking advantage of a clause in Harborough’s constitution, Councillor’s quashed that decision and the application was heard at a special meeting of the full Council. They approved the application. Towards the end, concerns were focussed on how construction vehicles would reach the site and the residents organised a dummy run by a low loader filmed by a drone while everyone watched.
We are pleased to report that Melton Borough Council have resolved to grant permission to a planning application for 38 dwellings in Great Dalby. Our work started when we were asked whether access from an extension of Burdetts Close would be acceptable. Contrary to the advice provided by others, we concluded it would be acceptable. Rosconn Strategic Land trusted that opinion and took the site on. We provided further support through the application process, and its approval is welcome confirmation of our assessment.