High Bank Lane, Thurlstone – Technical Note

John and the Development Planning team produced a Technical Note to support proposals for a single residential dwelling which was due to be accessed from an existing narrow road.

As part of the work, the Technical Note needed to clearly demonstrate to the Local Highway Authority that the vehicles associated with the development would not cause a highway safety concern by conflicting with other vehicles using the single width access road.

By utilising highway adoption records, the team identified how the access road could be improved to provide intervisible passing places within the adopted highway. The Technical Note also demonstrated that servicing could be undertake by a private refuse collection service, negating the need for local authority refuse vehicles to require access to the site.

The site is located in a sustainable location and therefore, trips could be undertaken on foot. Consequently, the development aligned with overarching local and national planning policy in relation to the siting of developments in sustainable locations.

Establishing viable and suitable access is often the key to unlocking the potential of your development sites, and quite often, technical site constraints arise due to inadequate consideration of them at the early stages of a project. Our team can assist in reviewing access options and identifying potential challenges to clients from the outset, along with providing cost-effective advice in the initial stages of any site identification to maximise potential value and minimise abortive costs.

We work on projects of all sizes, from single-dwelling opportunities, such as the above, to large multi-developer sites. With our in-depth industry knowledge, professional approach, and dedication to client satisfaction, we can help you to realise the full potential of your projects. If you would like to find out how our Development Planning team could assist you, please get in touch.