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Retail Developments

Costa Drive Thru, Bromsgrove

Connect Consultants costa drive-thru

We were instructed by Real Estate Investors PLC to provide transport and highways advice to support a planning application for a Costa drive-thru coffee shop on land at Topaz Business Park near Bromsgrove. 

Working in collaboration with Q+A Planning Ltd and Corstorphine & Wright architects, we produced a Transport Statement to examine the key transport matters associated with the proposal, including sustainable transport options, vehicle trip attraction, and parking. Read more…

Sainsbury’s Supermarket, Penzance

We are retained by Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd as Highway Consultant working on new stores, store extensions, and convenience stores in the South West of England and Wales.  Connect was appointed by Sainsbury’s in connection with their proposals to redevelop the former British International Helicopters (BIH) airport on land adjacent to A30 Eastern Green, Penzance. Read more…

Dorchester Town Centre

Connect was appointed by Simons Developments Ltd to provide highways and transportation advice relating to the promotion of a large retail led mixed use town centre redevelopment project located on the Charles Street and Old Market car parks in Dorchester.

The proposals include a foodstore, c.13,500 sqm non-food open A1 Retail units, a hotel and residential apartments. The proposals also include offices, library and community uses into which West Dorset District Council have relocated, along with undercroft car parking. Read more…

Residential Developments

Wilford Lane Residential Development, Nottingham

Connect Consultants residential development Nottingham

After we had successfully supported the hybrid planning application for a commercial and residential development at this site, we were instructed to provide transport planning and highway design advice to support the reserved matters application for the Wilford Lane Residential Development. Read more…

Wood Burcote Road, Towcester

Connect Consultants residential development

We were appointed to provide highways and transportation advice in order to help deliver aspirations for a residential development at Wood Burcote Court, south Towcester.

The scheme included up to 210 dwellings in a woodland setting, along with a linear public park connecting Towcester to the proposed Sustainable Urban Extension, Towcester Vale, further to the south. Read more…

Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill

Connect Consultants residential development

We were appointed by Glenbeigh Developments to provide highways and transport advice relating to the promotion of a residential development at the former sewage treatment works at Fairbridge Way, Burgess Hill.

The proposals included 325 dwellings. The complicating factors for this proposal included the fact that the access road serving the site follows a stream and is constrained by land boundaries, meaning that achieving an engineering design to adoptable standards needed to be diligently thought-out. Read more…

Commercial Developments

Trade Park Development, Canterbury

Trade Park Development Canterbury Connect Consultants

We were first engaged on this former water works site by Glenbeigh Developments Limited in 2008 to support an outline planning application for a trade park development on Sturry Road in Canterbury. We helped to secure outline planning approval for that trade park, which allowed a mix of uses including retail and first-floor office space.

We more recently worked on the reserved matters planning application for the trade park development which included a Taco Bell drive-thru restaurant and a variation of the trade-counter units. Read more…

The Hub Distribution Centre, Burgess Hill

Connect Consultants The Hub, Goddards Green

Connect Consultants was instructed by Glenbeigh Developments Limited and Dacorar Southern Limited to provide highways and transport support to the planning application for a development of 50,000 sqm of offices and warehouse/distribution units in Mid Sussex. The scheme included a new, purpose-built access junction. Read more…

Blenheim Office Park, Long Hanborough

Connect Consultants was appointed to prepare a Transport Statement and Travel Plan to support a planning application for a new office building of approximately 2,500 sqm plus parking on a vacant plot adjacent to an existing business park in Oxfordshire. Read more…

Mixed-Use Developments

Wilford Lane, Nottingham

Connect Consultants Mixed Use Development Nottingham

We were instructed to provide highway design advice to the project team, and to produce a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan to support the hybrid planning application for a mixed-use development on a brownfield site in Nottingham.

The application was recommended for approval, but was refused by the Local Planning Authority for reasons including traffic impact and highway safety.

It was later allowed at appeal. Read more…

Cirencester Town Centre Development

Connect Consultants car park design

We were appointed by Wilmoor Properties Limited to provide highways and transportation advice to support the proposed town centre redevelopment at Brewery Court, and Brewery Court car park, Cirencester.

The developer’s objectives were to obtained planning permission for a scheme, whilst keeping off-site mitigation works at minimum cost.

The scheme comprised:

  • Five new retail units
  • Four new A3 restaurant units
  • A five-screen cinema
  • New student accommodation for the Royal Agricultural College comprising 105 student rooms with 13 common-room areas for the students.

Read more…

Coyte Farm, St Austell

Connect Consultants roundabout design

We were appointed by Mercian Developments Ltd and Metric Property Ltd to provide highways and transportation advice relating to the promotion of a large mixed use development at Coyte Farm, St Austell.

The proposals included a foodstore, non-food open A1 Retail Park, public house / hotel, care village and an extension to St Austell golf club.  The proposals also include a grave yard extension for St Mewan Church, a car park extension for St Mewan Community Primary School, new school playing fields, and second development phase for c.200-250 dwellings. Read more…

Coseley Eco Park, Dudley

We were appointed by Skelton Group to provide highways and transportation advice for a development including 215 residential units, a foodstore, non-food retail, wholesale retail, car showrooms, B1/B2/B8 units, a public amenity site, an ‘Energy from Waste’ biogen plant, and a hydro-electric power generator. Read more…

Renewable Energy Developments

Solar Farm, Devon

We were instructed to provide highways and transport support to assist the proposed development of a 25 hectare solar farm in Devon.

Our Transport Planning team produced a Transport Statement and Construction Traffic Management Plan to consider the site’s accessibility and the potential effect that the construction of the solar farm could have on the surrounding road network. This included swept path tracking assessment of the construction and delivery vehicles on the rural lanes leading to the site.

Infrastructure Works

Spirit of Sittingbourne, Kent

A town centre redevelopment as part of a Joint Venture Scheme with U+I Group PLC and Quinn Estates, in conjunction with Swale District Council.

The scheme encompasses a number of phases of work that include the re-alignment of the A2 road through Sittingbourne to release some development land for the construction of a cinema and retail facilities. The scheme also includes providing serviced sites for future residential development by the Joint Venture, as well as improvements to the existing Sittingbourne Train Station. Read more…

Site Access Roundabout, Dawlish, Devon

Connect Consultants was commissioned to design and supervise the construction of a new access roundabout on the A379, along with a new access road to serve the development of a new foodstore and light industrial units in Dawlish, Devon. Read more…

Leisure Developments

Stockeld Park, Wetherby

Connect Consultants worked alongside Corstorphine & Wright Architects on an exciting project to expand and diversify the existing attractions at Stockeld Park in Wetherby.

The team prepared a planning application for an indoor play facility of approximately 1,860 sq.m.  The proposals sought to make the adventure park more sustainable… Read more…

Thoulstone Park, Wiltshire

Connect Consultants successfully worked alongside Trail Architects to deliver a mixed use ‘Eco Leisure’ proposal at Thoultsone Park, near Warminster, Wiltshire.

The site, a former golf club with golf course, driving range and hotel is substantial at approximately 40Ha. Read more…

Healthcare Developments

Basingstoke Hospital

On behalf of the NHS Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust, Connect provided support to the successful planning application for the Basingstoke Critical Treatment Hospital Development.

For this project, Connect Consultants undertook the traffic assessment and analysis to prepare the technical reports that supported the planning application which comprised the relocation of some existing functions from nearby hospitals at Winchester and Basingstoke and the construction of a new Cancer Treatment Centre, a Pathology Centre and a Critical Treatment Hospital. Read more…