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technical approval – site access roundabout

Following Leicestershire County Council’s technical approval to the new A6 roundabout, the site access roundabout on Kettering Road now also has technical approval. The design was complicated by the position of the roundabout, at the crest of a hill, and the earthworks to gain access to the site. Following numerous iterations of the site wide earthworks on behalf of Davidsons Developments, a solution has been found and Breheny are underway with construction.

consent – Oakham

Working for Rosconn Strategic Land, with Pegasus Group and BHB Architects, we are pleased to report that Rutland County Council’s 29 June planning committee resolved to grant consent to a residential development at Braunston Road in Oakham. The application was supported by our Transport Statement. Of note was the analysis of the two nearby level crossings and the impact on them created by the extra traffic. Existing and forecast queue lengths and delays were measured and forecast, and a conclusion evidenced that the impact would not be severe. Ultimately, Rutland County Council agreed.

Phase 1 gains reserved matters consent

Davidsons Developments’ Overstone Park development at Kettering Road in Market Harborough has gained reserved matters consent for Phase 1. A significant step forward in the delivery of the overall development of 600 houses. The layout was designed by nineteen47, with support from ADC Infrastructure on the site wide earthworks, highways and drainage design. We have assisted in discharging conditions, and are working on the design of the access roundabout, and the upgrade to the A6 junction to a roundabout.

Rothley permitted

We are pleased to report that the outline planning application at Rothley for 80 houses plus extension to the primary school was approved by Charnwood Borough Council on Thursday (17 June). Following the public consultation event we reported on in March 2020, an application was submitted. We advised on flood risk and drainage, and transport matters, which we resolved with the relevant consultees. Although not an allocated site, the housing shortfall meant an officer’s recommendation to approve, which the planning committee endorsed. Flooding around the Rothley Brook was a key input to the masterplanning, not just from the watercourse but also the area at potential risk from reservoir flooding if there was a failure of the Groby Pool and Thornton Reservoir.

another completed scheme

Completed schemes are coming thick and fast, as the new traffic signal controlled junction on Higham Lane in Nuneaton has recently been opened. We assisted Persimmon gain planning consent for their residential development in 2018, carried out the S278 detailed design, and now the junction is open to traffic as part of Persimmon’s Eaton Place development.

death star roundabout

An aerial view of the ‘death star’ roundabout on Grange Road in Coalville, now open to traffic. Encouraged by Harworth Group, the landscaping by Studio 413 gives a nod to Palitoy, who were founded in Coalville. S278 detailed design by our Infrastructure Design team as part of the enabling infrastructure for the wider South East Coalville/Hugglescote Grange scheme being delivered by Harworth.