A Trio of Success

Having assisted with the schemes, Paul Basham Associates were delighted to see that three of Churchill Retirement Living’s developments gained planning permission just prior to the Christmas break.

A scheme comprising 63 Retirement Apartments in Poole received delegated planning approval, a new 43-unit scheme in Ruddington was approved at committee whilst a 54-unit scheme in West Bridgford achieved success at appeal.  

In support of the scheme in Ruddington, Paul Basham Associates prepared a Transport Statement, carried out the necessary visibility assessments and tracking exercises and input to the proposed emergency vehicle and servicing strategy for the site. Located on a private no-through road which serves several residential dwellings, a primary school and  neighbouring care home, it was important to demonstrate that the local road network would continue to operate safely following the proposed development and that it would not give rise to any highways safety concerns.      

Following the relocation of the former Sandcliffe Motors car garage and salesroom on Loughborough Road in West Bridgford, Paul Basham Associates prepared a Transport Statement to support an application for 43 Retirement Units on the northern half of the site. Under temporary use as a pay and display car park, Paul Basham Associates undertook a trip generation assessment which assessed the proportional trip impact of both the car showroom and servicing elements of the former site use, the existing car park and the proposed development utilising both the national TRICS database and Churchill Retirement Development’s independently commissioned trip generation data. We successfully demonstrated that the proposed development would result in a reduction in the number of trips from the site and that it would therefore result in an overall betterment to highways safety.

Located in the heart of Poole, Paul Basham Associates are pleased to have assisted in securing consent  for a Retirement Living Development comprising 63 age-restricted apartments. Prior to preparing a Transport Statement to support the application, Paul Basham Associates designed a servicing layby on  West Quay Road as part of our initial investigative works.  Following pre-application discussions with Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council, part of the southern boundary site was also given up to contribute to the widening of the northern footway on West Street, bringing about a wider benefit to the surrounding area and future residents of the development.

With a growing demand for retirement and care schemes, we look forward to continuing to work with our clients to support similar developments and contribute to the provision of this specialist housing. If you require assistance and are seeking expertise in supporting retirement and care schemes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.