Having been involved in this project since inception and more recently through the Reserved Matters application, Paul Basham Associates supported the highways and drainage elements of this 85 dwelling development.
The site previously operated as a haulage yard and received outline planning permission (detailed for access) in 2010, meaning our team now had to focus on the details of the site layout. This included reviewing internal road alignments, the allocation and distribution of parking, refuse and emergency vehicle access and addressing highway conditions and S106 requirements.
Through working closely with Savills planning team and Boyle and Summers architects, our team developed a scheme that not only met highways requirements and adhered to Manual for Streets principles but also provided a high quality and attractive design with integrated SUDs features.
In addition to the Reserved Matters Transport Assessment, we also had to produce a Full Travel Plan detailing a proposed strategy to reduce the number of single occupancy vehicle trips from the site and encourage sustainable travel.
With the site access proposed onto the A259, the arterial route connecting Folestone in Kent to Emsworth in Hampshire, we worked closely with the local Highway Authority to develop a scheme that adhered to the Council’s own aspirations of dualling this route through Littlehampton.
The site achieved Reserved Matters consent in May 2017 with approval of the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. Paul Basham Associate now look forward to seeing this scheme progress after being on our books since its formation in 2009.