Hendy Car Showroom, Leigh Road

Paul Basham Associates were commissioned by Hendy Holdings Ltd to provide Transport Planning support for the new Hendy car showroom proposed on Villeneuve St Georges Way in Eastleigh, on the site which formerly accommodated Eastleigh Borough Council office buildings.

The Brief

The existing site previously accommodated Eastleigh Borough Council offices, which was demolished and also formed part of a wider Outline Planning application which included the adjacent site. The adjacent site has been constructed whilst the application site had extant planning permission for a four storey office block.

Our Approach

To agree the approach; including no junction modelling and agree the principals of access to the site; scoping discussions were held with HCC highways which informed the content of the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to be submitted. We were able to utilise the extant planning permission and compare the trip generation to demonstrate that in comparison the site would not result in a significant impact on the highway. We worked with Hendy to analyse existing travel surveys to provide a more accurate view of travel patterns to and from the site. 

We were also involved in extensive BREEAM discussions to achieve the credits required which would be supported by cycle parking, shower/changing facilities and the content covered in these documents. As part of the design process, we undertook extensive layout reviews and swept path analysis to ensure that vehicles could manoeuvre the site, including larger car transporter vehicles which was restricted due to the constrained nature of the site. We also reviewed the visibility requirements for the site access points which informed the landscaping strategy along the site frontage.

To support the planning application, we prepared a BREEAM compliant Transport Assessment, covering accessibility and access for disabled users, along with a BREEAM compliant Travel Plan.

The Result

We were delighted to see that Planning Permission was granted for the site in January 2023.