North Stoneham Park, Eastleigh

Full Transport Planning support for the pre-application and planning submission stages, and post planning Section 278 designs and Travel Plan Coordination is the full package of work undertaken for this new community development 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 1,180 dwellings, a local centre, offices, care village, sports provision 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 the local highway authority, Highway England, local Councillors and the project team to identify an appropriate 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. This was coupled with consideration for non-motorised users, with pedestrian and cycle network ‘missing links’ designed to improve connectivity towards Eastleigh and Southampton, as well as a bus strategy to support the development.

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

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 a timely manner, we have secured full technical approvals for the six individual Section 278 applications.

Our Transport Planning team have also supported all four reserved matters applications on the site, as well as full applications on adjacent land parcels for the Care Village and land within Test Valley boundary. 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.

We have also been instructed for Travel Plan Coordination works across the whole site, delivering sustainable travel solutions over a seven year timeframe.

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
Highwood Group