Pitt Manor, Winchester

Winchester Village – a mixed use development including 200 homes and Park and Ride facilities in the historic and cultural city of Winchester

The Brief

Following initial refusal on the outline application, permission was granted at appeal in January 2012. Paul Basham Associates were commissioned to assist on the reserved highways matters associated with the outline consent and provide technical highway design for the Section 278 off-site highway works.

Our approach

Through the Reserved Matters Transport Assessment, Paul Basham Associates informed the design of the internal roads and layout of the development, parking provisions and allocations in accordance with the proposed accommodation schedule and parking strategy. The design of the park and ride car park was completed by us to ensure convenient circulation, efficient use of space and consider pedestrian desire lines through the car park to the bus stops.

Attending the public consultation event, traffic and parking was as usual a key concern for local residents, during both the construction and completion phase. Our experienced staff reassured stakeholders, local councillors and indeed Winchester’s MP of the suitability of the design and layout to create an attractive but functional development.

We also prepared the full Travel Plan for the site, supporting sustainable access to the site and connectivity with the local area (including improved routes to St Peters School, shared use footway/cycleway link to Kiln Lane, and of course the benefits of the new Park and Ride).

Concurrently, Paul Basham Associates worked closely with Hampshire County Council’s Engineering Consultancy team to gain preliminary then detailed technical approval on the access works onto Romsey Road. The works included a signalised junction with pedestrian crossing facilities and improvements to the existing bus stop facilities and footway link into Winchester City. We were on hand throughout the construction period of the S278 works to deal with contractor queries and traffic management issues.

The Result

Following successful implementation of the access junction, housing construction on site progressed at a rapid rate, with the development now complete. Pitt Park and Ride officially opened in April 2016, and appears to be well used as part of the wider Park and Ride strategy for Winchester.