We were instructed by Bovis Homes to support the promotion and planning application for a residential led mixed use development on Netherhampton Road, approximately 2.5km from Salisbury City Centre. The development proposed 640 new homes, 5,000m2 of office-led employment space, a two-form entry primary school and a new country park.
Following a draft allocation in the Wiltshire Site Allocations Plan, we supported Bovis Homes in the preparation and submission of a planning application. We provided design advice on the Masterplan, through liaison with the project team and key stakeholders, including the local highway authority (Wiltshire Council) and the local bus operator (Go South Coast). We also prepared supporting documentation, including a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan. The methodology and inputs into the Transport Assessment were agreed with the local highway authority through pre-application discussions. Through the Transport Assessment, the sustainability of the site was emphasised, and a sustainable transport strategy was produced to help demonstrate that the development could be accommodated on the local transport network.
Following submission of the planning application, we successfully negotiated the transport heads of terms that will eventually form part of the Section 106.
The application received a resolution to grant planning permission in December 2019. Subsequently, the Wiltshire Site Allocations Plan was adopted in January 2020.