Selby Place, Southampton

Paul Basham Associates provided Transport Planning and Civil Engineering support for a residential development of 96 dwellings at the Hendy Ford site on Shirley High Street. Our team provided input early in the project’s progression, including pre-application discussions and attendance at a public consultation. This was followed up with a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan, helping to secure planning consent. Having impressed client Orchard Homes, we were retained to undertake the Section 278 works including pre and post construction highway surveys.


With the Hendy Ford dealership relocating to new premises closer to the city centre, our team were asked to provide Transport Planning support for the erection of 96 dwellings at the outgoing dealership, making the most of an accessible high street location.


Paul Basham Associates undertook an initial appraisal of the site layout, identifying the opportunities and constraints presented by the site, including access options and the potential for a pedestrian through-route linking Shirley high street to the existing housing to the rear. Feeding back to the wider project team, we ensured the layout evolved with highways input, limiting the need for design changes later in the project.

Our team entered into pre-application discussions with the local highway authority to seek feedback on the principle of the site’s access and the removal of an existing no through road barrier on Randolph Street. Incorporating these views within the scheme, we attended a public exhibition to share the development proposals with the public.

Our team prepared a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support a reduced parking provision and maximise the opportunities presented by the central location to travel by sustainable modes. With a positive recommendation from the local highway authority, Paul Basham Associates helped to secure full planning consent.

Repeat client Orchard Homes, being impressed with our work to date, instructed our team to undertake the subsequent Section 278 design for improvements to the access onto Shirley Road and the creation of a new access and footway to the rear of the site. Construction was wrapped up in 2014, resulting in a concluding Post-construction Highway Condition Survey being undertaken to compare against our Pre-Construction report.


Paul Basham Associates impressed repeat client Orchard Homes throughout the project, cementing our business relationship with this valued client. The development is now fully bult out and occupied, integrating with the setting and delivering sustainable city centre housing.