Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Yorkshire
Client: Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Discharge of highways related planning conditions for the construction of a new visitor’s centre including improved access to the park.
- Yorkshire Sculpture Park is building a new visitor’s centre to mark the park’s 40th anniversary, improve access to the park, and attract new visitors. Fore Consulting were instructed to assist with the discharge of several highways related planning conditions primarily related to the access arrangments.
- Working closely with both Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Wakefield Council, Fore was able to demonstrate that a safe and suitable new access could be delivered to the site.
- This process involved commissioning a number of speed and topographical surveys within the vicinity of the proposed access and then assessing the design proposals for suitability against the survey results and standard engineering guidance.
- Based on this assessment, Fore produced a revised access proposal and a 1:500 scale drawing demonstrating that suitable visibility splays could be achieved. The proposal was then presented to Wakefield Council to permit the discharge of the relevant planning conditions.
- The process was expediated due to Fore’s excellent working relationship with Wakefield Council which permitted concerns over the draft proposals to be quickly addressed. Construction of the visitor centre began in April 2017.
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