North Stoneham Park, Eastleigh

Transport Planning and Section 278 approval of the pre-application, planning submission and post planning process is the culmination of work undertaken over the last four years on this 1,100 unit scheme in Eastleigh.

The brief

Having built up a successful working relationship with The Highwood Group through a number of projects, they sought our Transport Planning and Highway Design support for the erection of a new community including 1,100 dwellings, a local centre, offices, care home and 2FE primary school at North Stoneham Park in Eastleigh. 

Our approach

Working as part of a large project team, Paul Basham Associates successfully worked with both the highway authority, Highway England, local Councillors and the project team to identify a reasonable and realistic scope of highway assessment, which included the provision of a link road through the site and the configuration of the site accesses. Our team sought to agree numerous aspects of the proposals at the pre-application stage to streamline the planning process and minimise any abortive works.

We undertook extensive highway capacity modelling to demonstrate the available capacity in the network and impact of the proposals. Where junction improvements were necessary, our team designed and modelled these and demonstrated either nil detriment or improvements in junction operation at all junctions significantly affected.

Community Engagement was a key consideration for the proposals, with Paul Basham Associates representing the scheme at Public Consultation events in Eastleigh.

The result

Our team secured a positive recommendation consultation response from the local highway authority, with outline planning permission granted in 2015. 

With our Civils team spearheading the Section 278 applications for the site accesses and junction improvements to allow works to begin on site in August, we have secured preliminary approvals and are close to the detailed design approval.

Our Transport Planning team have also supported the first phase Reserved Matters application for 560 units, which was approved in May 2017. Working closely with HGP Architects (whose artist impressions are shown above), Deacon Design, Odyssey and WYG, the layouts came together to meet the parameters of the Outline submission and create an attractive community surrounding an expansive open space at Avenue Park.

The scheme is now progressing with plans being prepared for the remaining Reserved Matters phases. 

From our client

We have found Paul Basham Associates to be a practise operating with the highest of disciplines and standards, ensuring that all aspects of liaison through the planning process to the delivery of the scheme result in minimal issues encountered by us as developers. The commercial understanding of this process has been key to the successful delivery of all schemes to date in which they have been involved.

Nigel Shannon