Emersons Green, Bristol

Paul Basham Associates provided two separate transport statements for the commercial development of two adjacent land parcels at Emersons Green for just shy of 10,000sqm of open B1(c)/B2/B8 buildings, on behalf of repeat client Chancerygate.

The Brief

Paul Basham Associates were delighted to assist on this scheme which forms part of the Emersons Green East development area. Employment land is a key element of any sustainable urban extension scheme, and we were asked to provide Transport Statements for Plot 3 and Plot 4 which involved the development of Units 1-4 (6,287sqm) and Units 5-11 (3,646sqm) respectively.

Our Approach

Following a site visit, Paul Basham Associates set about creating two transport statements for the plots which specifically addressed vehicle trips and parking provision for the proposed development, mindful of the local policies set out for the Emersons Green East development area.

Our work ensured that the new entrance to the proposed development could achieve the required visibility splays and also confirmed the geometries of the access allowed for the manoeuvres of large HGVs. Additionally, we were able to approve the proposed number of parking spaces for the site was adequate to fit local parking standards and anticipated demand.

Our work also confirmed that the proposed transport plans were in line with the Joint Local Transport Plan (JLTP), a combined effort from South Gloucestershire, Bath and North East Somerset, Bristol City and North Somerset Councils to reduce carbon emissions, support economic growth, promote accessibility, as well as improving quality of life and the natural environment. By highlighting the sustainable transport modes available around the site, as well as calculating trip generation, Paul Basham Associates were able to adhere to the JLTP’s objectives.

The Results

Paul Basham Associates were delighted when the proposals were granted planning permission in January 2018 with site completion scheduled for Q3 2018. This is an exciting step in the further development of Emersons Green East and we are looking forward to revisiting the site in the months to come.