Super G permitted

We are delighted to report planning consent granted to Tungsten Properties for the 258,000sqft Super G employment unit at Glasshoughton near Wakefield.  Our transport planning advice examined the differing traffic impacts on the local highway, including the nearby M62 junction, depending on whether the unit was occupied by B8, B2, or B1c users.


go for Gonalston

Despite officer’s recommendation for refusal, at the June committee meeting, Newark & Sherwood District Councillors resolved to grant a redevelopment of land at the existing Harrison’s car showroom on Southwell Road in Lowdham. Our transport advice supported the proposed convenience store, coffee shop and relocation of the Gonaldston Farm shop.


first step to take-off

Aero Fabrications are a local success story, established by the Hucknall born Neil Gouldby in 1983.  They specialise in the manufacture of precision fabricated details and assemblies for the aerospace industry.  The company has sites in Watnall and Moorgreen and needs more space to fulfil contracts to manufacture parts for a fleet of F35 fighter jets for the US and UK airforces.

ADC Infrastructure supported their planning application to build a large new unit on a green belt site adjacent to, and linked with, their current site on the Common Lane industrial estate.  We provided a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan, drainage strategy, and advice on utilities and groundworks.

Despite considerable opposition, Broxtowe Borough Council resolved to grant permission, 11 in favour and 1 against.  We now wait to see if the Secretary of State decides to call in the application.


approval – a new Co-op for Beeston

Broxtowe Borough Council have approved the joint planning application by Peveril Homes and Charterpoint Developments for a mixed use scheme close to Beeston town centre.  The scheme includes a Central England Co-op Food Store plus 32 houses and 15 apartments on part of the former Myford works site on High Road.  The application was supported by our Transport Assessment.  It follows an earlier successful planning application for a road to the south that had complicated land ownership issues.  We have since gained Technical Approval for the detailed design of the road. Masterplan by Marchini Curran.




consent – All Saints

Leicester City Council have approved the £50m regeneration scheme in the centre of Leicester proposed by All Saints (Leicester).  The scheme provides 73 flats across four to seven storeys on derelict land between Great Central Street, Highcross Street, and All Saints Open.

The scheme will include a basement level with 21 car parking spaces and a roof terrace on the sixth floor.  Our Transport Statement provided comprehensive analysis of the parking demand and the spare capacity in the surrounding area to prove that 21 spaces would be sufficient.  CGI by MAA Architects.


Kuehne + Nagel take space at EMG

Kuehne + Nagel, the Swiss based transport and logistics company, has agreed a 15-year lease on a 195,547sqft unit on a 17 acre site at the £700m Segro Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway.  The 700-acre ‘inland port’ combines links to the M1 and East Midlands Airport.  All our work would be for nothing if it weren’t for end users, and so it is always pleasing to follow the life of a development as it moves beyond our involvement through the occupation stage.

EMG Aerial_CGI

opening date

In October 2015 we supported a planning application for redevelopment of the Engine Yard at Belvoir Castle.  Formerly the castle’s workshops, the vision was to convert the old buildings and create a centre of excellence for food and drink.

The application was granted and since then the Duchess of Rutland and her team have been working hard to bring her vision to life.  At the heart of this new community hub will be a café producing light meals with seasonally produced food. An event space above the café will host regular pop-up themed dinners, foodie talks, and cookery demonstrations.  There will be retail units where locals and tourists can buy produce and plants, clothing, accessories and gifts. A wellness spa is planned.

An opening date of 15 June 2018 has just been announced, and it is lovely to see plans realised.  Read more here.