Visibility splays – what every property developer should know

Visibility splays play an important role in the design of an access or junction. According to Motion’s Phil Bell, “they are undoubtedly the most important safety component of any priority junction”. Visibility splays enable drivers on a side road to see vehicles approaching on the major road. They also allow drivers on the major road
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Slowing the flow – a holistic approach to flood protection

Current planning regulations require the attenuation of flows from new development, irrespective of the location of the site within the catchment. Motion Director Richard Bettridge argues for three improvements to flood risk management strategies in relation to new schemes. Sites near the seaside have needed measures to attenuate surface runoff, when it may be better
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Driverless cars will alter the way towns and new developments are designed

Measures in the 2016 Queen’s Speech will allow driverless vehicles to be insured under normal policies in the UK. The legislation means that autonomous cars will unquestionably be a feature of our roads in the future. Wider use of autonomous and driverless vehicles will greatly alter the way towns and new developments are designed. Better
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Optimise land use with early drainage strategies

From April 2015 all major new developments need Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for the management of run-off. Motion’s Director Jerry Muscroft says, “The long term impact and requirements of maintaining SuDS need to be established at an early stage of the project. Early consultation with the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) is becoming vital to
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