Rydens Enterprise School


Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College
Education, Residential
Infrastructure Design, Transport Planning

Rydens Enterprise School and Sixth Form College instructed Motion to help gain planning permission for a 296 new home development in Hersham, near Walton-on-Thames.

The critical issue of site access was carefully reviewed by the Motion team to help overcome traffic challenges. The preferred solution was to provide a standard T-junction onto Hersham Road. Motion argued against a last minute proposal to introduce a roundabout, which would not have been either the safest or most effective way of entering the site.

Motion supported the client at a well-attended public consultation and countered opposition to the scheme. The team demonstrated that the proposals would not have a detrimental effect on the local road network.

Planning consent was granted for the scheme in November 2014. Motion’s infrastructure design team has since been appointed to assist the client with the Section 278 agreement.

The scheme will deliver a state-of-the-art school, accommodating up to 1,688 students. The plans also included a new access junction and community and sports facilities, for use by local residents and groups.


“With Motion’s support we got the right outcome for a rather complex project. The company’s technical expertise helped us address the highways and traffic issues very effectively.”

Ian MacKenzie, Bursar, Rydens Enterprise School


“Motion worked very closely with Surrey County Council to come up with the right solution for the development. The company enjoys a good relationship with the county council and we like the way they approach problem solving through consultation and negotiation.”

Kris Mitra, Managing Director, Genesis Town Planning