We were instructed by Halebourne Stag Lodge Limited to assess the transport planning and highway engineering implications of a 71 bed care home in Bedhampton, Havant. The 71 bed care home replaces a previously consented, and buildout, scheme for a 66 bed care home. The previous care home was consented as part of a previous planning application which included the care home and 340 residential dwellings. The 71 bed care will provide 10 cycle parking spaces, a loading bay, an ambulance bay and 30 car parking spaces. The 30 parking spaces will include two allocated for disabled use. One car parking space was provided with an EV charging point.
We prepared a Transport Statement and Travel Plan to support the planning application. The Transport Statement demonstrated that the additional bedrooms would generate a negligible number of additional trips on a daily basis. The scope of work included the review of vehicular access arrangements, onsite parking layout, a parking accumulation study, trip generation and a comparison of the impact when compared to the consented 66 bed care home. As part of the supporting documentation swept path analysis was undertaken.
The Transport Statement concluded that the proposals would not have a detrimental impact on the operation of the local highway network. In addition, a Travel Plan was prepared for the care home to promote a shift towards sustainable transport use for those working at and visiting the care home.
The planning application is yet to be determined by the Local Planning Authority., although the Local Highway Authority have raised no objection to the scheme.