The Press, Burlington Park, Foxton

Paul Basham Associates Eastern Region worked to support a planning application for the redevelopment of Burlington Park to provide new laboratory and office space in the centre of Foxton Village in Cambridgeshire.

The Brief

Paul Basham Associates were instructed to complete Transport and Highway works to support a planning application for the development of an existing brownfield site to comprise of office, laboratory, and research and development buildings.

These works consisted of pre-application consultation and engagement with the Highway Authority, leading to planning submission support through the development of a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan as well as representing the scheme at Public Consultation.

Our Approach

Involved from the beginning of the application process, we worked to form a pre-application strategy that would detail the key principles of development at the site and define the scope and methodology for assessment to be progressed forward. Given our knowledge of the local area and our experience working with the local highway authority, we understood many of constraints relating to the local highway network and were able to assist in guiding the development of the masterplan and the internal layout. This included advice in regard to internal vehicle movement, road widths, refuse and emergency vehicle access, parking and visibility requirements.

Following pre-application discussions, we were able to provide a Transport Assessment which demonstrated the suitability of the development proposals and provided an overview of the impact of the development on the wider road network. Through an assessment of the anticipated trip generation of the site along with a review of national census data used to determine the likely distribution of traffic, junction modelling software was then used to understand the impact of the proposals on the local highway network. Our Transport Assessment was supported by the provision of a Travel Plan which provided a long-term strategy to promote the use of sustainable travel modes for future site users.

The Result

We were happy to see the application gain approval in April 2023 and our Eastern Region are looking forward to watching the development progress.