Negotiation secures favourable outcome

More than 900 new houses are being built by Bellway Homes on three sites in Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The developments, at Brackley and Raunds in Northamptonshire, and Banbury in Oxfordshire, all required travel plans as a condition of planning.

Motion was appointed to produce and coordinate implementation of the plans. Wider use of sustainable modes of transport will be encouraged, with the aim of reducing single occupancy vehicle (SOV) journeys by a substantial percentage. Motion Travel Planner, Anna Mahoney,explains, “When residents move into a new home, an ideal opportunity is created for us to work with them to help change their travel habits.”

Smaller financial contribution
Bellway Homes was requested to implement a bus service for the Banbury scheme by the county council, as part of the S106 agreement. Motion successfully renegotiated the obligation and secured a smaller financial contribution per household.

Elaine Connolly, Planning Manager, Bellway Homes says, “We really value Motion’s advice. The company is a great asset to the Bellway team, helping us to secure the delivery of several projects. They have advised us on wider highways and transport-related matters concerning these three sites.”

Elaine continues, “Motion’s commercial insight and strategic outlook enable the team to add value to our schemes. By being our advocate on highways matters and by negotiating with planning authorities, Motion helps us to achieve a more favourable outcome.”

This article first appeared in the Summer 2017 issue of Insight.

Image copyright: Bellway Homes

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