Paul Basham Associates were approached by Rectory Homes to assist in bringing forward an outline application of 50 dwellings, to be located on land north of the A4095 in North Leigh, West Oxfordshire.
Rectory Homes instructed us to assist on highways works required for an outline application for 50 dwellings. The application site is adjacent to the strategically important A4095, and we were therefore required to find an access solution to overcome the various constraints.
Our initial approach was to complete a site visit to establish the existing site conditions and ensure that our access design took into account the undulating nature of the road, as well as the presence of a lay-by along the site frontage. Our access design then informed the development of the masterplan. Early engagement with the highway authority proved key to obtaining their approval, not least with regards to assessing whether the existing layby needed to be retained.
A Transport Assessment and Travel Plan were produced in order to support the application, followed by a Technical Note to address concerns raised by the Highways Officer regarding pedestrian and cycle links.
As a result of our work alongside the project team and additional discussions with Oxfordshire County Council, the scheme was eventually granted planning permission in 2018 following discussions over the S106 agreement. We look forward to seeing the scheme begin construction in the near future.