The Cottage, Shripney Road, Shripney
Motion was instructed to undertake speed surveys and produce a transport statement to help Castle Property Developments obtain planning consent to create new homes at The Cottage on Shripney Road, Shripney. Motion helped to steer the application to address two overriding concerns raised by the highway and planning authorities – visibility and sustainability.
Permission was subsequently granted for the developer to demolish the existing dwellings and build 21 new homes. The scheme includes six flats allocated as affordable homes, as well as landscaping and car parking. As part of the application process a detailed sustainability assessment was undertaken, to show that the site met the NPPF sustainability requirements.
During the planning application process, a serious road traffic accident occurred at the location, which led to strong local interest in the project. As a result, a more stringent application of the standards within the Design Manual for Road and Bridges was applied. Motion ensured that the proposed access visibility splays were DMRB-compliant.
“Motion provided invaluable counsel and advice throughout the process. The team exercised robust technical acumen from the outset. Their comprehension of the various regulations and underlying legislation is phenomenal. Equally impressive is Motion’s ability to simultaneously balance commercial realities and wider stakeholder perspectives, with the technical imperatives.”
Castle Property Developments
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