Autumn roundup

It’s been a busy year at Cannon with a number of exciting projects that has kept us busy.

In March, Taylor Wimpey received resolution to grant for 1,200 dwellings at Shorncliffe Garrison in Folkestone. This followed significant highways objection made by local residents and Kent CC that we overcame.

We supported Landform/Cirrus Land Management at Inquiry for a development site at Cringleford for 650 dwellings and are expecting the decision in January 2016. This required significant work to overcome a Norfolk County Council highways objection related to impact at a Trunk Road junction which Highways England had not objected to. An odd circumstance and unfortunately very time consuming for all involved. The work was detailed and involved understanding the operation of the existing traffic signals that was proven capable of upgrading to accommodate future traffic flows without the need for a £67-103m upgrade of the junction that affected our clients land.

More recently, we embarked on initial work for Phase 2 of the Taylor Wimpey Chilton Leys development at Stowmarket. This is the next phase of a development that achieved permission in 2014 and is now on site with the first 215 of 800 dwellings. Access arrangements have been completed for the whole scheme as part of the first phase with a single point of access delivering all 800 dwellings. Suitable access in the event of an emergency has been incorporated throughout the masterplan in accordance with best practice in Manual for Streets and to the satisfaction of Suffolk County Council.

Throughout the year, work has been ongoing on a development of 1,800 dwellings at Long Stratton in South Norfolk. The development is an allocation in the Greater Norwich Joint Core Strategy and Cannon we’ve been involved in supporting this since 2008. We’re pleased to be making a start on a planning application that will realise a much needed bypass for the village that is severed by the A140 and subject to some 20,000 vehicles per day of which 70-80% are through traffic movements. The bypass will be part of an application for 1,200 dwellings to the east of the village. A presentation has been prepared with initial masterplan thoughts to show how development and a road scheme can be integrated with due regard to the landscape implications of both. An approach that is only possible when the road and development are delivered together by the same team.

This year, Cannon have also been involved in the implementation of Travel Plans for Taylor Wimpey in Red Lodge and Haverhill, Suffolk. The roll out of these has included preparation and delivery of travel information packs to residents, vouchers for cycle gear and bus taster tickets. The response to each has been reasonably good.

If any of the projects above interest you, or you have similar requirements for developments you’re involved in then please contact Rob Evans or Rik Totman in the first instance.

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