Great Western Park, Didcot

The team at Paul Basham Associates Oxford supported McCarthy Stone with the planning application for 60 Assisted Living apartments within Great Western Park in Didcot. 

The Brief

Paul Basham Associates were instructed by longstanding client McCarthy Stone to provide the necessary highways documentation to support the application for 60 assisted living apartments at the regionally renowned Great Western Park development.

Our Approach

As outline permission existed for this site, Paul Basham Associates deemed that a Transport Statement would suitably demonstrate the acceptability of the scheme from a transport perspective. Informed by a site visit, various meetings with the project team and Highway Authority, Paul Basham Associates produced a comprehensive Transport Statement which included refuse vehicle and car park tracking as well as a review of the access arrangement. Strong communication between the project team was required to form a coordinated approach, and this was demonstrated in email correspondence, telephone calls and various project meetings.

Co-Ordination was also required with the concurrent applications within this parcel of Great Western Park for an ASDA supermarket and local shopping parade.

A working relationship based on an open dialogue was also established with Oxfordshire County Council Highways which helped to inform design tweaks to the car parking layout in order to satisfy their requirements.

The Result

Paul Basham Associates Oxford were pleased to help achieve planning permission, as well as to be involved with the strategic Great Western Park development. This scheme will form part of the Great Western Park District Neighbourhood Square and will be in close proximity to new shops, restaurants and public transport facilities.