Cotswold Transport Planning were instructed to produce a Transport Assessment, including modelling of the site access and adjacent roundabout junction, and a Stage 1 Road Safety Audit.
Issues & Solutions
The adjacent A46 forms part of the Strategic Road Network, and as such, approval by Highways England was required in addition to approval by Worcestershire County Council. Modelling of the A46 / Broadway Road roundabout was undertaken, as the A46 is typically subject to heavy traffic in the peak hours.
As the developments purpose is to function as a stop-over for HGVs, most trips were deemed to be ‘passby’ and not new to the adjacent highway network.
The modelling results, along with the arguments set out in the Transport Assessment, allowed Worcestershire County Council and Highways England to provide no objection to the development, which resulted in full planning permission being granted.