Davey Court, Exmouth

Paul Basham Associates provided Transport Planning works on behalf of McCarthy & Stone, for the development of 30 age restricted retirement apartments at the former Davey Court care facility in Exmouth.  

The Brief

At Paul Basham Associates we have a long standing successful relationship with McCarthy & Stone, which continues to grow. This is our first planning consent with the new McCarthy & Stone South West office and we look forward to achieving more positive results in the region in the future.

Our Approach

As part of this application Paul Basham Associates produced a Transport Statement which focused on trip generation and parking provision. As the site was previously occupied by a care home it was important to establish the anticipated net impact through a trip generation assessment. Using the national TRICS database our team demonstrated that the proposed development would not have a severe impact on the local road network.

The proposed level of parking provision for the site was developed with reference to McCarthy & Stone independent research at similar sites throughout the UK. Paul Basham Associates demonstrated that as a retirement development the level of parking provision provided would be lower than that of a C3 residential development.  East Devon District Council agreed with the level of parking provision and were assured that this would not cause any overspill parking on Buckingham Road.

Paul Basham Associates developed their assessment with the changing nature of the local highway network in mind. Despite the site being located on a residential cul-de-sac, an application for 350 dwellings adjacent to the site meant that the nature of the road network was likely to change in the future years. We therefore liaised closely with East Devon District Council to provide adequate visibility splays and access design from the proposed site access in accordance with the anticipated increase in traffic volumes. Paul Basham Associates continued their work on this scheme into the post planning phase, through support with a Section 184 licence application for the proposed access.

The Result

The local highway authority accepted our assessment and the scheme received planning consent in March 2017. Paul Basham Associates received positive feedback from the McCarthy & Stone South West office who stated that they appreciated the hard work and effort put in by PBA, with all works submitted without delay, despite tight timescales.

From our client

I just wanted to thank you all for your hard work and effort in getting this application together in a very tight timescale. I know you have had to work extremely hard to get this done, and it is very much appreciated. I’m really pleased with the scheme we have ended up with, and fingers crossed all will run smoothly with East Devon District Council and we will get ourselves a consent in the New Year!

Emma Rodgers
Development Manager
McCarthy & Stone