Cotswold Transport Planning were instructed to produce a detailed Transport Statement, Travel Plan and Servicing and Refuse Management Plan. In addition, CTP also provided input to the site layout including design of the vehicle access and swept path analysis of the service yard.
Issues & Solutions
The site is located in a locally significant industrial area and on the corner of a busy roundabout junction. As such, CTP worked with the design team, led by Mountford Pigott Architects, to develop a layout that maximised the distance between the new site access and the roundabout, and also allowed the closure of the existing access to the site from Cumberland Road. The layout of the site also allowed additional public realm to be provided on the corner of the site for pedestrians.
Following submission of the planning application CTP also produced additional technical submissions to address officer concerns and confirm that the proposals would not have a detrimental impact on the local highway network and the parking provision and service yard layout were appropriate for the intended use.
The work undertaken by CTP allowed officers to conclude that the proposals were acceptable and planning permission was subsequently granted.