A £6.6m project to transform the derelict Robin Hood Hotel in Lombard Street, Newark, into a 66 bedrooms Travelodge will start this summer after planning permission was approved. There will also be three leisure units, a gym, café and restaurant built on the site. Newark & Sherwood District Council approved the application by MF Strawson, supported by our Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. The trickiest items for us were dealing with concerns about drop offs and pick ups on the busy surrounding town centre roads where parking is banned.
We are working with Harworth Group on the redevelopment of the former Ironbridge Power Station. On Friday we were treated to an inside view of a (soon to be demolished) cooling tower, which we think is rather awesome.
We are pleased to announce that the extension to Hotel Chocolat’s factory in Huntingdon was given full planning approval yesterday. We provided the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support the 7,781sqm extension of the existing facility off Redwongs Way in Huntingdon.
The expansion more than doubles the area of the manufacturing facility, and is being provided to increase production capacity and the companies plans for growth.
Working with Pegasus Group, we have assisted in gaining outline planning consent from South Derbyshire Council for a revised application on Parcel A at Cadley Park in Swadlincote.
Set within the National Forest, Harworth Group’s Cadley Park is a development comprising 600 new homes across three parcels, with the wider project including a country park, two 9-hole golf courses, a driving range and 4,000sqft of leisure uses including a family pub.
This latest approval is for Parcel A, for up to 68 homes. Taylor Wimpey are currently building 132 homes on Parcel B, and the 400 new homes on Parcel C are the subject of a reserved matters application by Avant Homes.
Broadnook garden suburb is an ambitious mixed use development to the northwest of the A46/A6 Birstall Interchange in Leicester. The hybrid planning application submitted in 2016 has just been updated with a new description of development, to include 1,950 houses (up from 1,650), B1, B2 and B8 employment uses, a primary school, local centre, care village, country park and other elements.
The refreshed application is supported by an updated suite of documents, including an Environmental Statement Addendum. Following months of discussions with Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Highways England, and various LLITM transport model runs, it also includes our new Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. We have also designed the highway layouts for the first phases of housing by Davidsons and Barwood Homes for which detailed approval is sought.
We look forward to resolving any outstanding issues in the months to come.
ADC are pleased to have played a significant part in last Tuesday’s planning committee vote to approve a detailed planning application for 187,220 sqft of B1c/B2/B8 employment use on land south of Bardon Road in Coalville, Leicestershire. Working for Tungsten Properties, we prepared the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support the planning application. A key part of our work was designing and obtaining the support from the local highway authority for a new traffic signal controlled access for the site onto the A511 Bardon Road. This included work to demonstrate that the new junction would not materially impact journey times on the A511 and that there would be no impact on the adjacent mineral railway line. We are now appointed to undertake the S278 detailed design for the site access works, and we look forward to seeing the scheme through to completion.
We are pleased to report that planning permission was granted on 1 February 2019, for Tungsten Properties’ mixed use retail and commercial site off Rugby Road in Hinckley. The development is effectively the missing part of the Sketchley Brook scheme. A key part of the planning argument, supported by the work in our Transport Assessment, hinged on demonstrating that the development proposals did not exceed the traffic generation for the site that was associated with the infrastructure improvements put in place at the time of the Sketchley Brook development, thereby avoiding the need for further off-site highway improvements or S106 contributions. Other challenges included developing an appropriate parking and servicing layout to meet the various site constraints.