Walnut Tree

Paul Basham Associates successfully supported McCarthy & Stone to achieve planning permission for 50 sheltered apartments for the elderly on land at Hindhead Knoll, Walnut Tree, Milton Keynes.  

The Brief

Paul Basham Associates were tasked with providing a Transport Statement and Travel Plan to support the planning application a mix of open market and affordable age restricted apartments.  

Our Approach

Firstly, Paul Basham Associates reviewed the pre-application response from MKC along with proposed site layout drawings before preparing a Transport Statement which focused on site access, accessibility, parking provision and trip generation.  Taking into consideration the intended nature of use and lifestyles of future residents, negligible impact on the operation of the local highway network was successfully demonstrated.  On-site parking provision was informed by McCarthy & Stone’s independent research as well as MKC parking guidelines.   

A Travel Plan was also prepared to support the planning application. The TP is aimed at influencing users of the development, including residents and visitors through raising awareness of sustainable travel opportunities in the local area.     

Liaison with Milton Keynes Council was subsequently undertaken to respond to the highways officers’ concerns, which were overcome through positive, proactive discussions.

The Result

Paul Basham Associates overcame the concerns raised by highways officers and the development received no objection from highways in August 2018.