S278 technical approval – Broadnook

We are pleased to report having gained technical approval to the S278 works that will provide access to the Broadnook Garden Suburb. One of our showcase projects, that we helped gain consent in March 2020, we were appointed to carry out the detailed design of the highway works, earthworks, and drainage in August 2020. Technical Approval marks an important step in the ongoing delivery of the scheme.

appeal allowed – Ketton

The lengthy process of delivering housing is repeated in Rutland where the latest stage of Vistry’s proposal for 75 dwellings reaches an important milestone, more than seven years since we were introduced to the site. Reserved matters and construction to follow, meaning there is still some way to go before there are occupants. Our work focussed on the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan, although we also carried out 3D earthworks assessments to understand adoptable gradients on the steeply sloping site. Planning consultancy and illustrative masterplan by Pegasus Group.

Goose Gate, Nottingham – approved

Something a bit more urban. Working with structural engineers TSK Consulting, and architects Leonard Design Associates, we are pleased to report that Nottingham City Council have consented BMOR’s proposals for redevelopment of the site of 38-46 Goose Gate in Nottingham city centre. The development site has a frontage to both Goose Gate and Woolpack Lane, and the proposals consist of the demolition of the existing buildings to provide student accommodation with 100 bed spaces and retail units with a floor area of 300sqm. The development was designed without car parking spaces, making our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan relatively easy, although details such as deliveries, servicing, and refuse collection had to be resolved, along with restrictions on student car parking and drop offs. Below are LDA’s CGI images of how the two frontages will look once complete.

the design, and the reality – Brinsley

In 2021 we supported Barratt’s consent for 115 dwellings at Church Lane in Brinsley. The A608 Willey Lane/Cordy Lane junction was severely impacted by the additional development traffic. Hence, we designed an upgrade, changing the simple T-junction layout to a ghost island T-junction, with the side road realigned to approach at 90 degrees. Newline Civil Engineering Ltd have now delivered that scheme and posted the picture below. Can you spot the differences?

Thorney Road, Newborough – consented

The devil is always in the detail. This scheme of 30 affordable dwellings by Longhurst Group at Newborough was the subject of a detailed application. Peterborough City Council are the local highway authority, and their exacting highway requirements, in the absence of a design guide, led to multiple alterations of the housing layout as we adjusted footways, carriageway widths, car parking numbers and locations, road types, refuse vehicle tracking, and bin storage. The scheme is finally over the line and approved at committee. Layout by Saunders Boston Architects.

Ironbridge – S106 signed and consent granted

Following last year’s resolution to grant consent, detailed negotiations have been finalised, the S106 Agreement signed, and planning consent has been granted for the redevelopment of Ironbridge Power Station. That is a significant step along the process of delivering the new development, now called Benthall Grange. Over that last year, we have been working with Harworth and their team designing the S278 works. We are designing the earthworks, highways, and drainage infrastructure that will deliver Phase 1. You can follow progress on Harworth’s new website.

Golby + Luck success

Golby + Luck are a respected landscape architects practice with a head office in Ibstock. Wishing to expand, and stay in the area, they applied for a new office building at Coleorton. Consent was granted by North West Leicestershire District Council second time around on 6 October 2022. We are grateful to have been entrusted to support the application. Our flood risk and drainage advice focussed on the attenuation ponds, addressing local concerns about flooding. Our highways advice had to overcome objections about the narrow width of Moor Lane, and safety concerns about its junction with the A512. We are very pleased that G+L have been successful and wish them all the best as they now construct and occupy their wonderful new premises.