Bilsthorpe – approved

Newark and Sherwood District Council have resolved to grant consent for Harworth’s planning application for 85 dwellings and a retail store of 300sqm on a site at Eakring Road in Bilsthorpe.  Our Transport Assessment proposed a mini-roundabout access, but unable to accept that, the County Council agreed a simple T-junction would be sufficient.



Easthorpe approved

A small scheme of 18 dwellings has been approved by Melton Borough Council.  It was the latest phase of work for us on development either side of Green Lane in Easthorpe, next to Bottesford.  The application was supported by our Transport Statement and a design of the highway works on Green Lane to bring the single lane wide pubilc highway up to modern standards.  Notably tricky was the way the design had to adapt to allow for a number of trees with protections orders.Easthorpe.PNG


Tungsten Properties have reached practical completion of their new employment unit on the north side of the A4303 Lutterworth Road, adjacent to M1 J20.  We are pleased to have been able to assist, designing the S278 works that provide a signal controlled access to the site.Lutterworth.jpg

Northampton Gateway – Stage 2 Consultation

Northampton Gateway is a strategic distribution site adjacent to Junction 15 of the M1.  As a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) the planning process is a little different.  Stage 2 Statutory Public Consultation began on 9th October and lasts until 24 November.  You can find more information here:​.

To enable that consultation, we h​​ave been working hard over the last few months, bringing all the proposals and assessments together, in effect as a planning application, with the Draft Environmental Statement and Transport Assessment submitted for public consultation.  A package of transport measures are proposed, including a major upgrade to J15, dualling of the A508, and bypass of Roade.Nothampton%20Gateway.png

Thoresby approved

We are very pleased to say that Newark & Sherwood District Council resolved to approve the redevelopment of Thoresby Colliery at last nights planning committee meeting.  Harworth Group’s proposal includes: 800 houses; 8 hectares of B1 and B2 employment use; a country park; primary school; and local centre​ containing a mix of leisure, retail, employment and community uses.

Our work began at an early stage as we worked with Nottinghamshire County Council to assess the Ollerton Roundabout on the A614, moved through Local Plan promotion with Pegasus Group, and then supported the planning application with a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan.  Team members Leonard Design Associates prepared the masterplan, SCP dealt with drainage, AES ecology, Bentley Project Management costs.