Initially supporting the Highwood Group with their application for 90 new homes, and following planning approval providing Bovis Homes with Section 278 support for the design and construction of a right turn access and off-site cycleway works.
A contained infill site adjacent to the River Hamble, Paul Basham Associates transport planning team were tasked to deliver a means of access onto the A27 and work with Eastleigh Borough Council and Hampshire County Council highways officers to secure planning consent for this draft Local Plan allocation site.
Through the pre-application process and site meetings, our team secured an agreement in principle to the site access which allowed the illustrative masterplan and parameter plans to develop with a level of confidence. Trip rates and traffic distribution on this busy part of the local road network were also a key consideration, and through the detailed Transport Statement and accompanying Travel Plan appropriate mitigation was delivered to reduce the vehicle impact of the development and secure a positive recommendation from both the highway authority and Councillors.
We then built on the preliminary design approved through the planning permission, submitting a Detailed Section 278 Design Check submission to the highway authority on behalf of Bovis Homes who purchased the site with outline consent. Supported by a Non-Motorised User Audit, a Traffic Regulation Order and Ordinary Watercourse Land Drainage Application, our team worked closely with the local highway authority to secure design approval for the junction.
We provided site support during the construction works, being on-hand for any unexpected constraints presented on site. This includes the commissioning and responding of the Stage 3 Road Safety Audit and completion of “As Built” drawings.
Through the submission and approval of the Section 278 design package, Paul Basham Associates provided another positive outcome for repeat clients the Highwood Group and Bovis Homes, supporting Eastleigh Borough in meeting their immediate housing need.