BWB delivered the Transport Assessment, Travel Plan, Transport ES Chapter, Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy to support a planning application for 1,000 new homes off Ashlawn Road in Rugby. The site was not formally allocated but was in an area designated as broad location for growth. There was an extremely sensitive junction in vicinity of the proposed site. While the development had a minimal impact, the sensitivity of the junction meant that detailed assessment was required including detailed capacity modelling, microsimulation and comprehensive mitigation solution design. The junction was also within a conservation area and Air Quality Management Area, so transport and highways input into heritage assessments and air quality assessments was required for a comprehensive mitigation solution.
The site was ultimately refused planning permission and went to public inquiry. BWB supported the client with expert witness services. Working continued following the refusal of planning permission and agreement was ultimately reached with the highway authority prior to the commencement of the inquiry. The inquiry therefore only dealt the rule 6 party evidence. Following the inquiry the application was granted permission.