Wey Hill, Haslemere
After more than a decade of planning, a 45-apartment residential development in Haslemere finally received a resolution to grant planning permission. Motion provided transport and travel planning advice, and conducted a services appraisal and sustainable drainage (SuDS) assessment for the Brettenwood Investment Holdings scheme. Since overcoming parking constraints was key to getting the scheme approved, the team had to quickly grasp an understanding of the issues related to highways and vehicle movements.
The apartments will be built on a brownfield site a short walk from Haslemere’s railway station. The land was previously used for retail, light industrial and office purposes. The scheme, originally planned to be a mixed-use development, had been refused and then granted on appeal. More recently, the proposals were revised to entirely residential use.
The site benefitted from direct access to a good network of pedestrian, cycle and public transport links serving the local area. Despite the planning authority’s initial concerns about redeveloping the site for residential purposes, it was successfully demonstrated that the new homes would cause the least impact on local transport networks.
“The Motion team’s local knowledge and network of useful contacts was invaluable during the project. The company has solid experience of local policy and adopted a very pragmatic approach. They acted as a very effective, comprehensive one-stop shop for all our transport and drainage requirements.”
Brian Sheridan, Britannic Developments
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