Wyvern Park is a proposed 50-acre mixed-use development which is strategically located on the bypass south of Skipton town centre. The proposals include commercial space that will create around 800 jobs, a mix of family and starter homes, a new link to the bypass, additional landscaping and green space. The outline planning application was submitted in May 2015 and approved in March 2016.
BWB was commissioned by Henry Boot Developments to complete the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan for the development and prepare the Transport Chapter for the EIA. The project involved extensive LPA consultation and public consultation to obtain highways approval which ultimately led to planning consent. We're now instructed on the detailed design of the associated infrastructure.
BWB was responsible for the coordination and management of the Environmental Statement, which demonstrated the proposals would not have a significant environmental impact. Key considerations included the potential flood risk in the site, landscape and visual impacts and transport and access. Following the application's approval, BWB is now working towards discharging the conditions.
We provided advice on air quality and noise mitigation measures, including recommending a number of soft transport measures and types of acoustic barrier. BWB also consulted with the Greater Manchester Archaeology Advisory Unit in respect of the need to investigate the construction of the railway embankment.