Forty Acre Farm, Bedhampton

Following an initial appraisal of the site in 2015, Paul Basham Associates assisted Barratt David Wilson Homes with securing an allocation within the Local Plan through liaison with the council to overcome potential constraints. Our assistance continued with pre-application scoping, a full planning application and the final highways contribution discussions.

The Brief

Having completed an initial highways appraisal of the site and designing the proposed access Paul Basham Associates were asked to complete all necessary works required to support a full planning application. To support the site, we also assisted with securing an allocation of the site within the Local Plan by providing the necessary information to overcome some initial highway concerns.

Further works included pre-application consultation with Hampshire County Council Highways, Public Consultation events, meetings with HCC, Portsmouth City Council (PCC) and Highways England (HE) as well as completing a Travel Plan and Transport Assessment.

We were also closely involved in the development of the layout ensuring parking met local standards and pedestrian connectivity were fully considered.

The Approach

Given the location of the site straddling a number of key stakeholders close liaison was required with Hampshire County Council Highways, Portsmouth City Council Highways and Highways England, as well as Barratt David Wilson Homes (Client), IDP Partnership (Architect) and Roger Corey Partnership (Civil Engineers).

Pedestrian and cyclist connectivity was key to this scheme to ensure a sustainable development was delivered. Paul Basham Associates worked closely with HCC in agreeing footway and cyclist connection points and the design of a footway/cycleway to support movements towards Bedhampton and the local primary school. As part of the off-site mitigation proposals, a GG119 compliant road safety audit was completed with Highways England.

Our works also involved the modelling of complex interlinking trunk road junctions of the A27 and A3(M), of which both were partially signalised and involved the use of both Junctions 9 and LinSig modelling software. This work again involved close liaison with HE and HCC to ensure both key stakeholders were satisfied with the modelling outputs and parameters.

A Full Travel Plan was also prepared which covered both land uses on site with individual measures for each to ensure the site as a whole operated sustainably whilst meeting HCC’s Travel Plan criteria and developing a strategy that is readily implementable for Barratt Homes and the future Care Home provider.

The Result

The development received full planning permission in January 2020 and having worked on the project for 5 years is a great success for the team here at Paul Basham’s where perseverance and determination managed to secure a positive outcome for the client.