We create value and deliver quality for our clients across a broad range of projects.
Strategic Residential Developments Leeds College of Building  A59 Boroughbridge Road, York
Strategic Residential Sites

Changing land use policy and the Government’s clear objective to stimulate the economy has led to a significant upturn in the residential sector. Increasingly important is the need to have a thorough understanding of strategic transport policy, a strong working relationship with key stakeholders and the ability to understand the drivers to successfully promote economically viable schemes through the planning process. Fore is involved with a wide range of high profile residential led developments, from site identification, through the LDF allocations process, to the preparation of statutory documents to support planning applications.

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Leeds College of Building

We were appointed by Leeds College of Building to provide advice on transport and highway matters for the development of their new Hunslet Road Campus. We prepared a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan which were agreed with the Council and Metro. Planning consent was granted in August 2013.

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Fore was appointed to provide advice for a petrol filling station and restaurant on this site on the south east corner of the A1237/A59 roundabout in York. We agreed an improved access proposal for the site, with direct access from the A1237 Outer Ring Road, tying into the Council’s Access York scheme. We completed a Transport Assessment to support a planning application that was approved in September 2013.
HS2 Station Location Advice West Yorkshire Combined Authority Advice West Yorkshire Bus Partnership

We were commissioned to provide specialist advice to both Sheffield City Region and Derby City Council on the station options for the proposed high speed rail line. In each case, a summary assessment of the two station options was presented in a form that could be used by technical and non-technical audiences. The advice has assisted the Local Authorities in developing the responses to the current public consultation and to inform the connectivity packages required to ensure that the regeneration opportunities associated with high speed rail can be maximised.

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We were commissioned by City of York Council to develop a transport business case for full membership of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. In doing so, we assessed the opportunities and threats of becoming a full member and summarised these in a succinct appraisal table. We also prepared a Cabinet report for a non-technical audience which identified the main issues for consideration.

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We have been providing technical and administrative support for the West Yorkshire Bus Partnership. This has included the facilitation of Partnership meetings and the drafting of a Memorandum of Understanding and the terms of reference for any future Partnership Board. We have also assisted in the drafting of a Voluntary Partnership Agreement and associated schedules that seek to provide an enhanced, sustainable and value for money bus offer for customers across West Yorkshire through local authorities and bus operators investing and working together.
Wakefield Aimsun Modelling
Hipperholme Crossroads
New Office for KPMG, Leeds

We developed an Aimsun microsimulation model for Wakefield City Centre which has been used to test a number of highway proposals including options for improving the Chantry Roundabout to provide better vehicle access to the Kirkgate Development and enhanced pedestrian links to the city centre.

We developed and promoted an innovative highway improvement and have assisted in the preparation of a Local Pinch Point Fund bid for the scheme. The improvements release capacity to enable the development of new residential uses at the former South Edge Quarry site for which we are currently preparing the Transport Assessment and Travel Plans.

We were commissioned by Sovereign Leeds Ltd to prepare the Transport Statement and Travel Plan for a new office for KPMG on a prominent site in Leeds city centre. Planning consent was granted in November 2012.

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Monks Cross, York Middlewood Locks, Salford Residential Development, Peterlee

We led the transport planning work for the Oakgate Group for this major new Community Stadium and enabling retail development in York, working in collaboration with Arup. We reached agreement with the Highways Agency over the impacts of the proposals on the Strategic Road Network. Planning consent for the scheme was granted in May 2012.

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Fore are transport advisors to Scarborough Development Group for their proposals in bringing forward a large mixed use development scheme on this site in Salford. Our role includes the preparation of a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to accompany the planning application for the site.

We have prepared a Transport Assessment and Residential Travel Plan to support a planning application for this proposed residential development comprising up to 900 new dwellings on a site at Lowhills in Peterlee. Our role includes the negotiation of the transport solution with Highways Agency and Durham County Council.

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Tees Valley Bus Network Improvements Tees Valley Metro Stockton Infrastructure Strategy

As well as providing Project Director Services for the delivery of this £57 million major public transport scheme, we have been working with five local authorities and three bus operators to develop a Voluntary Partnership Agreement, a Punctuality Improvement Partnership Agreement, and on the next generation of real time information across the area.

Fore staff have been working on this project since 2005, and have prepared business cases and funding applications that have secured almost £15 million towards the first phase, which is now seeing investment across the whole of the Tees Valley rail network in customer facilities, as well as a new station at James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough.

In association with Urbis Regeneration, Fore is providing technical advice and project management services to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council as part of the review of their Draft Local Development Document and associated Infrastructure Strategy. We are working with senior officers to ensure that the sites allocated for housing are not only deliverable in terms of affordable infrastructure, but can be funded through a range of mechanisms, including Community Infrastructure Levy.