Paul Basham Associates provided comprehensive support on behalf of McCarthy & Stone to assess highways and drainage constraints and opportunities for the redevelopment of the former dairy site to include 41 retirement living apartments, 20 age restricted affordable apartments and 4 bungalows at Anglesea Road, Southampton.
Paul Basham Associates were tasked with undertaking the transport planning and drainage support for the application which included the preparation of a Transport Statement, Flood Risk Assessment, Drainage Strategy and Access Design.
Following a site meeting to discuss the constraints and opportunities of the site Paul Basham Associates then prepared a Transport Statement which focused on site access, parking provision and trip generation. A trip generation assessment was undertaken for each of the three residential elements on site to calculate the anticipated level of traffic generated by the site as a whole when compared to the existing properties. This demonstrated that the proposals would have a negligible impact on the operation of the local highway network.
With regards to site drainage our civils team provided a comprehensive strategy across all elements of the site that demonstrated that the proposals could be accommodated without having an adverse impact on the surrounding area.
In terms of access design we successfully addressed local highways concerns regarding the impact on safety of Anglesea Road (a busy cut-through between Winchester Road and Shirley High Street) by designing an access with build outs which not only assisted with visibility at the site access but also improved visibility at an existing access for a number of properties to the west of the site.
The proposed highway design works were then agreed as part of the formal S278 application.
Paul Basham Associates overcame the comments and constraints raised by highway and drainage officers and the development received recommendation for approval at planning committee in February 2017. We also used their close working relationships with Southampton City Council to ensure a quick outcome on the proposals, and received technical approval for the S278 highway works in November 2017.