We were instructed by Lindum to support a planning application for the provision of a coffee shop and drive through on land to the north of the A17 in Winthorpe. The wider site benefits from an allocation with the Newark and Sherwood Local Development Framework for a mixed use development, of which the proposals were implementing in part.
We initially provided feasibility advice with regards to the internal arrangements in addition to the location of the proposed access given its proximity to a nearby junction. The proposed access was to be taken from a spine road to the east of the development which was granted consent as part of a separate planning application.
Following this, we prepared a Transport Assessment, with accompanying access and vehicle swept path drawings, to support the planning application. The work demonstrated that the development could operate safely without an impact on the local high network. As part of this exercise, a car park accumulation exercise was undertaken to demonstrate an appropriate provision was to be provided.
Following submission of the planning application, the Highway Authority provided comments on the layout which were addressed through further swept path analysis. Subsequently, officers raised no objection to the development.
The scheme was granted planning permission in 2020.