We were instructed by Mulberry Developments Limited to support a scheme for the potential development of an unallocated 162.5ha site to the east of Corby for B1, B2 and B8 land uses.
An appraisal study was initially undertaken to determine the potential scale of development that the immediate highway network could accommodate, as well as the preliminary design of potential access options. The result of this work helping to inform a development proposal of 404,100 sq.m (4,349,732 sq.ft) of B1, B2 and B8 uses.
A Transport Assessment, the Transport chapter of an EIA and traffic calculations to support noise and air quality impact assessments were prepared to support an outline planning application., Data from the Northamptonshire Strategic Transport Model was used to assess impact across a wide network, including junctions local to Corby and more strategic connections towards Junction 7 and Junction 12 of the A14(T).
Post submission we were involved in the extensive public consultation process and detailed discussions with the County Council. These discussions culminated in the agreement of a ‘Monitor and Manage’ strategy for the assessment and phased delivery of mitigation measures to support the development.
Following an officer ‘recommendation for approval’ the council’s development committee voted in favour of the scheme in July 2020. Since this time we have been involved in helping to progress the Section 106 Agreement and the preparation of material to support a number of Reserved Matters Applications.