Land West of Flatts Lane, Normanby
Client: Theakston Estates
Following a public inquiry in April 2017, planning permission was granted at this 22.8ha development site for residential development of approximately 400 dwellings together with access, infrastructure, open space and landscaping.
Following a public inquiry in April 2017, planning permission was granted at the 22.8ha development site located at Land West of Flatts Lane, Normanby within the unitary authority of Redcar and Cleveland for residential development of approximately 400 dwellings together with access, infrastructure, open space and landscaping.
Fore’s appointment included the preparation of the Transport Assessment and Residential Travel Plan to accompany the outline planning application submitted in May 2016 and were appointed to provide evidence relating to transport and highway matters at the subsequent Appeal.
Fore’s work demonstrated that the site can be suitably served from a new access arrangement onto Flatts Lane and that the traffic impacts of the development on the local road network would not be severe. Our expert evidence at the public inquiry demonstrated that future residents of the site will be able to access local services and amenities using sustainable transport methods including walking, cycling and public transport.
In delivering a safe and suitable access to the site for all people, the proposed development will be served by a new regular bus service that will provide access to a wide range of facilities along the route in Normanby, Eston, South Bank and Middlesbrough town centre. Buses will penetrate directly into the site and bus stops will be provided as part of the internal road layout to ensure that the bus service will be accessible to all residents. Further, a range of walking and cycling connections will be delivered within the site boundary and across the wider area of surrounding land.
In 2020, Fore were commissioned to provide highways and transport advice in relation to a revised scheme for 436 residential dwellings at the site and have provided technical advice to assess the off-site traffic impacts of the additional 36 dwellings at the site.