Queens Street, March

Paul Basham Associates were instructed by This Land to support a full planning application, for the redevelopment of this former highway depot into a residential development comprising 21 dwellings in March, Cambridgeshire. 

The Brief

Paul Basham Associates were required to prepare a Transport Statement to support a full applicationA number of highway features were required to be assessed as part of the scheme including vehicle parking, internal road layout, access arrangements, pedestrian and cycle accessibility and the wider transport impact of the proposals 

The Approach

One of the key elements for our brief was to ensure the internal road arrangement and access were suitable to accommodate the required vehicles whilst also assessing the external impact of vehicle trips to and from the proposed development. Swept path analysis using Cambridgeshire County Council’s refuse vehicle was completed to ensure the vehicle was able to access and egress the site effectively. 

Pedestrian and cycle access to the site was also considered in detail ensuring that future residents to the site could access the adjacent March railway station directly. 

The Result

We are delighted to see that the site achieved Full planning permission in May 2020 with a recommendation for approval from the highway authority. We look forward to seeing this site in its final built form. 

From our Client

The approach to any project that I have employed Paul Basham Associates is done with a proactive, collaborative and an inclusive design ethos both with external agencies and with the Design Team, which ensures the agreed aim is achieved in the shortest possible timeframe. Paul Basham’s involvement in Queens Street was no exception and we are delighted with the outcome.

David Aplin
Senior Development Manager
This Land Ltd