Stoke Golding consultation

Another consultation event. This time in support of Davidsons’ proposal at Wykin Lane at Stoke Golding. Held in the local Methodist Church, the event sought views on a residential development of up to 60 dwellings on the southern edge of the village. The consultation website includes more details. ADC Infrastructure were present to help answer questions on highways and drainage matters.

HIF funding secured

In a pre-election bribe that we are happy to accept, the Government has announced funding of £14.7m from the Housing Infrastructure Fund to help deliver the Melton Mowbray Southern Distributor Road. The road unlocks Davidsons’ Melton South development of 1,500 houses that has been waiting for this decision to allow the outline application to be determined.  Read the Government and County Council announcements.

appeal allowed – Beeston

Elsewhere we report on the excellent result achieved at Northampton Gateway. On a slightly smaller scale, yet taking a similar amount of time, three and a half years, we have helped secure consent for three dwellings, replacing one. The site is at the end of a shared private driveway extending from Bridle Road in Beeston. Bridle Road is narrow, as is the shared private driveway, speeds are low, but visibility is still substandard at only 13m. Nevertheless, the specific local conditions mean that the extra houses would not, in our opinion, lead to unacceptable road safety impacts. Broxtowe Borough Council disagreed and refused the application. The Inspector agreed and allowed the appeal. We congratulate Taylor Built Homes on their patience and for having the guts to submit their beliefs to the ultimate test.

Northampton Gateway ✔

Fantastic news, that the Secretary of State for Transport has granted development consent for Northampton Gateway. Read the Decision letter and see Roxhill’s website for a description of the development. The project’s success is down to a fantastic effort from all of Roxhill’s team, as well as numerous people at ADC Infrastructure, ably led by Stuart Dunhill.

more exhibitionism

The second public consultation event in a week. This time we were at Gotham, to show residents Davidsons’ plans for around 100 houses on an allocated site to the west of Leake Road. The two key issues for us to explain were the proposal to enhance the sites drainage to deal with current problems with surface water flooding, and how on-street car parking on Leake Road is being considered. The consultation website is

luxury holiday retreat near Sherwood Forest

The news reports an application we supported for 86 luxurious log cabins, and a separate reception area, spa and amenities. Read it here. Out Flood Risk Assessment examined the drainage for the site, including the lake that forms a centrepiece to the development. Our Transport Statement compared the permitted use of the site for a garden cetre against the proposed use, to assess the traffic impact. We look forward to a decision in December, and a holiday next summer!