Monthly Archives: August 2010

Appeal Success in Bath…

Transport Planning Associates is pleased to announce that following a recent Public Inquiry, planning permission has been granted for a change of land use from B1(a) Office to A1 Retail on a site including four proposed parking spaces at Wellsway in Bath.  Bristol based Director Craig Rawlinson provided expert highway engineering and transport planning evidence to the Inquiry to counter the Council’s allegation that the proposals would be detrimental to highway safety.
The Inspector agreed with our arguments that the site was sustainably located, that deliveries could be accommodated from the road side and that on-site and off-site highway works would represent significant highway safety improvements.  The Inspector concluded that the appeal proposal “…would provide safe and convenient access for pedestrians and cyclists…” and that it would “…not increase on-street parking in the vicinity to an extent that it would detract from highway safety or residential amenity…”.
Craig Rawlinson said “…the A1 retail use in this location, together with proposed local highway improvements, will help promote sustainable travel in the area and reflects the spirit of national planning policy objectives”.
Please contact Craig Rawlinson for more details craig.rawlinson@tpa.uk.com

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Residential care home appeal success in Bristol…

Transport Planning Associates is pleased to announce that following the submission of a written statement, planning permission has been granted for a 52 bed space care home facility in the Brislington area of Bristol.  Bristol based principal engineer James Chequer provided the evidence to counter the Council’s allegation that the proposal would lead to excessive vehicle movements creating a detriment in highway safety.
The Inspector accepted that the development would not be detrimental to the efficient and safe operation of the highway network when he concluded that “…increased traffic would be well within the capacity of the carriageway…” serving the site.  He further agreed that “the number of parking spaces to be provided as part of the proposal would be compatible with the principles of sustainable development…”.
Bristol based Director Craig Rawlinson commented that “…we consider that the levels of traffic and parking that will be generated are compatible with the surrounding environment and the Inspector has agreed with our arguments that the proposal would not have a harmful effect on highway safety”. 
Please contact Craig Rawlinson for more details craig.rawlinson@tpa.uk.com

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