Transport Planning News

AXIS Transport Planning Show Strong 2017 Performance in Support of Development Clients

AXIS Transport Planning Provide Supporting Highways Assessment Work for a Range of Residential Schemes
AXIS Transport Planning have worked with a number of major house builders and land-owners to deliver formal Transport Assessment and Transport Statement documents to support new planning applications for a range of new residential developments. Recent sites include projects at locations such as Rochdale, Stockport, Manchester, Cheshire East, Warrington, Leicester, Sefton and Liverpool. We are also currently assisting a number of clients in identifying strategic long-term residential land parcels and promoting these developments through local plan review.

AXIS Transport Planning Form Part of the Successful Team Promoting New Hotel & ApartHotel Development in Central Manchester
AXIS Transport Planning acted as a key member of the consultancy team that has successfully secured planning consent for a new 20 storey hotel & hotel apartment project at 3 St Peters Square, Manchester. Working with developer Property Alliance Group (PAG), AXIS provided detailed highways and transport input to the project including preparation of a formal Transport Assessment & Servicing Strategy and detailed Travel Plans for both the 328 bedroom hotel and 262 suite apart-hotel operators. AXIS are currently working with PAG on developing a further 300+ bed hotel site elsewhere within the City Centre.

AXIS Transport Planning Provide Highways Support to Student Residential Schemes
AXIS Transport Planning have continued to work closely with major student accommodation developer Watkin Jones to assist in the securing of planning consents for new sites around the UK and in supporting the construction and delivery of these projects. AXIS are currently working with the Watkin Jones development team on projects in Sheffield (3-sites), Chester (2-sites), Coventry and Cambridge.

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AXIS Involved in Major Mixed-Use Scheme

AXIS Transport formed a key part of the consultant team supporting Russell Homes in the preparation of a hybrid planning application to Rochdale Council for a 320-acre site in South Heywood. It is envisaged that the site will be developed over a 20 year timeframe, with the masterplan including for the delivery of a 2.2km new link road connecting to M62 J19 (detailed planning application) and a mixed-use development area consisting of 1.45m sqft of employment floor space and up to 1,000 residential dwellings with ancillary retail and community uses, including a potential new primary school.

The new link road represents a recognised infrastructure priority for both Rochdale Council and Transport for Greater Manchester and would provide a new strategic eastbound connection to the national motorway network from the major employment areas at South Heywood. The new link road would be part-funded by grants from TfGM and Highways England, with the funding shortfall met by Russell Homes through the revenue generated by the proposed housing areas.
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AXIS were commissioned by Russell Homes to prepare a comprehensive Transport Assessment for the combined link road / outline development proposals, including information drawn from a bespoke SATURN model for the South Heywood area, prepared in liaison with Rochdale Council & Highways England. AXIS also prepared a range of additional input including a Framework Travel Plan and relevant sections of the formal Environmental Statement. A decision on the proposals is anticipated within the next 12 months, allowing work on the link road to begin by 2019.

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AXIS is looking to appoint a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner in the Company’s Transport Planning Team

As a consequence of our expanding workload, AXIS is looking to make appointments in the Company’s Transport Planning team based in Wilmslow, South Manchester. The team currently work on a wide range of projects across the UK including the preparation of Transport Statements / Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Feasibility Appraisals, input to Environmental Statements and the provision of Expert Witness services at Public Inquiries.

AXIS is looking for a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner that offer the following skills:

Role requirements:

  • Undertake surveys and analysis of transport conditions
  • Assist in the preparation of the transport documents for planning applications, including Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
  • Provide inputs to multi-disciplinary studies and environmental assessments, including routeing strategies and traffic management

Desirable qualifications / experience include:

  • Degree in Geography / Civil Engineering / Town Planning or similar. MSc in Transport Planning would be advantageous but not essential.
  • A high standard of communication skills and the ability to work and engage with a range of external stakeholders such as clients, local authority officers and members of the public.
  • An ability to present information in a clear, accurate and professional format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Previous experience in Transport Planning is not essential although familiarity and some experience of working with industry-standard transport analysis software, e.g. JUNCTIONS8, LINSIG, TRICS, TRANSYT, etc, and a good working knowledge of CAD / AutoTRACK would be advantageous.

The role of Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a strong professional team that boasts an enviable record of delivering successful development schemes on behalf of a wide range of clients.

If you believe that you have the qualities to help us meet our client needs and help our business grow, please send a CV and expression of interest to enquiries@axisped.co.uk.

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AXIS Secures Outline Planning Consent for New Housing Development in Truro

AXIS were responsible for the preparation of an outline planning application with all matters reserved for a proposed residential development of 275 dwellings, new highway access, public open space, landscaping and associated infrastructure on a 29 hectare site at Dudman Farm, Truro, Cornwall.

The application was supported by a suite of supporting information, including a comprehensive EIA.

The site is environmentally sensitive in terms of ecology and air quality issues. In addition the site’s access is onto the A390, which is one of the busiest routes into Truro and is experiencing highway capacity issues.

The application was heard by Cornwall Council’s Strategic Planning Committee who resolved to approve the planning application, subject to the completion of a S106 agreement, on the 17th December 2015.
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The S106 agreement was ultimately completed on the 1st June 2016 and outline planning permission was formally granted on the 2nd June 2016.

Client: Sunningdale Investments Ltd (Sir David Kirch KBE)

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AXIS Secures Planning Consent for Bilsthorpe Energy Centre following ‘Call-In’ by the Secretary of State

On the 29th November 2013, AXIS submitted a detailed planning application to Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) for the development of Bilsthorpe Energy Centre (BEC). The development comprises a plasma gasification facility, materials recovery facility (MRF), energy generation infrastructure and associated infrastructure.

The BEC is designed to manage approximately 117,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) of non-hazardous residual waste. It would have an electricity generating capacity of approximately 13.6 Megawatts (MWe), of which around 9.6 MWe would be available for export to the grid.

Following consultation on the application, NCC’s Corporate Director of Policy, Planning and Corporate Services recommended that that NCC’s Planning and Regulatory Committee be minded to grant planning permission for the development. On 18th November 2014 the aforementioned Committee voted 5-4 in favour of the recommendation i.e. that they were minded to grant planning permission for the BEC development.

The decision was subsequently referred to the Secretary of State who, on 19th December 2014, directed, that the application be referred to him instead of being dealt with by NCC.
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An appeal inquiry was subsequently held which commenced on the 3rd November 2015 and sat for a total of seven days (3-6 and 10-12 November 2015).

On the 1st June 2016 the Secretary of State confirmed that planning permission had been granted for the development.

Client: Peel Environmental Management (UK) Ltd and Bilsthorpe Waste Ltd

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AXIS is looking to appoint a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner in the Company’s Transport Planning Team

As a consequence of our expanding workload, AXIS is looking to make appointments in the Company’s Transport Planning team based in Wilmslow, South Manchester. The team currently work on a wide range of projects across the UK including the preparation of Transport Statements / Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Feasibility Appraisals, input to Environmental Statements and the provision of Expert Witness services at Public Inquiries.

AXIS is looking for a Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner that offer the following skills:

Role requirements:

  • Undertake surveys and analysis of transport conditions
  • Assist in the preparation of the transport documents for planning applications, including Transport Assessments and Travel Plans
  • Provide inputs to multi-disciplinary studies and environmental assessments, including routeing strategies and traffic management

Desirable qualifications / experience include:

  • Degree in Geography / Civil Engineering / Town Planning or similar. MSc in Transport Planning would be advantageous but not essential.
  • A high standard of communication skills and the ability to work and engage with a range of external stakeholders such as clients, local authority officers and members of the public.
  • An ability to present information in a clear, accurate and professional format.
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Full UK driving licence.
  • Previous experience in Transport Planning is not essential although familiarity and some experience of working with industry-standard transport analysis software, e.g. JUNCTIONS8, LINSIG, TRICS, TRANSYT, etc, and a good working knowledge of CAD / AutoTRACK would be advantageous.

The role of Graduate Transport Planner / Transport Planner would suit a self-motivated individual looking to advance their career in a strong professional team that boasts an enviable record of delivering successful development schemes on behalf of a wide range of clients.

If you believe that you have the qualities to help us meet our client needs and help our business grow, please send a CV and expression of interest to enquiries@axisped.co.uk.


AXIS Transport Planning Continue Assisting Clients on Residential Re-Development and Highway Design Schemes

More AXIS Transport success on major projects in Manchester City Centre
AXIS Transport has played a key role as part of the development team supporting Property Alliance Group on two recent successful major re-development projects in Manchester City Centre: ‘Oxygen’ at Piccadilly, a high rise residential scheme of 345 apartments, 12 town houses, leisure space and rooftop garden space, and; 55 Portland Street a 183 Park Plaza hotel & casino scheme, with 84,000sqft office development. AXIS provided full Transport Assessment & Travel Plan input for these projects, as well as providing detailed car park design services in liaison with project architects. The consents come hot on the heels of the 172 apartment Axis Tower success for PAG last year.

AXIS Transport are currently involved in a number of other residential re-development schemes in both Manchester and Liverpool City Centres for both PAG and other clients.

AXIS Transport progressing detailed design of highway works
The start of 2016 has seen AXIS Transport heavily involved in the detailed design of highway schemes to support the delivery of development consents secured last year. In combination with our design partners are working on projects ranging from new estate roads, staff and customer car parks, development access (S278) works to the public highway (serving both employment and residential development) and the implementation of local traffic management and pedestrian crossing works. We expect these works to de delivered on site later in the year.

AXIS Transport continuing to support Watkin Jones student residence projects
AXIS are providing a range of transport planning and highway design service support to Watkin Jones as part of on-going commissions on Student Residence projects across the UK. Recent schemes include projects in Chester, Leicester, Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle.

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AXIS Transport Planning Assist in Securing Planning Consent and Scheme Delivery for Clients

AXIS Transport Planning Assist in Delivering Byway Diversion to Assist Quarry Operations
AXIS Transport Planning have worked with Cemex UK at their Doveholes Quarry facility to design and deliver new S278 highway works associated with the diversion of a Byway Open to All Traffic (BOAT) along the site’s revised northern operational boundary. AXIS staff project managed the design of the works and the organised appropriate Road Safety Audits and Design Amendments. The works were recently completed on site to the satisfaction of Derbyshire County Council and now in use by pedestrian, cycle and 4×4 vehicle users.

AXIS Transport Planning Help Secure Consent for New Care Home in Evesham, Worcestershire
AXIS Transport Planning was a key part of the consultancy team that has successfully secured planning consent for a new 65-bed Care Home in Evesham, Worcestershire. AXIS provided detailed highways and transport input to the project including preparation of a formal Transport Assessment and Travel Plan.

Planning Consent Secured for New MRI Scanning Unit and Car Park at Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Stockport
AXIS Transport Planning formed part of the development team promoting a new MRI Scanning Unit and Car Park at the Alexandra Hospital in Cheadle, Stockport. AXIS’s role included the design of the car parking area, and preparation of a detailed Transport Assessment supporting the scheme. AXIS also undertook detailed survey work of staff and patients to inform a Travel Plan report which is now being implemented to promote sustainable access to the site.

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AXIS Transportation Commissioned on Several Projects …

AXIS Lead to Deliver Planning Consent for New Industrial Estate Link Road Scheme
AXIS acted as project coordinator and lead consultant in preparing a detailed planning application for a new 360m access road and junction connection to the A519 to serve the Raleigh Hall Industrial Estate in Staffordshire. AXIS provided highway design / transport planning services, planning & landscape input and the direct management of other specialist noise, air quality and ecology sub-consultants. The project gained planning consent in September 2015.

AXIS Transport Planning Help Secure Consent for New Care Home in Kidlington, Oxfordshire
AXIS Transport Planning was a key part of the consultancy team that has successfully secured planning consent for a new 70-bed Care Home in Kidlington, Oxfordshire. AXIS provided detailed highways and transport input to the project including preparation of a formal Transport Assessment and Travel Plan.

AXIS Deliver Planning Consent for the Reconfiguration of Car Parking at Kings School, Chester
AXIS Transport Planning was engaged by Kings School Chester to provide car park design and management advice for the reconfiguring of on-site parking arrangements at the school to address historical student drop-off and collection issues. AXIS also coordinated the planning application for the scheme, which gained planning consent in July 2015.

AXIS Transport Planning Busy Working on New Projects in Manchester
Following our success as part of the technical team that secured consent for the AXIS Tower residential scheme at Deansgate Locks in Manchester, AXIS Transport Planning have been engaged by Property Alliance Group to work with them on developing further residential, leisure and employment projects across the city. AXIS input has included site masterplan input, car park management & design, and the design of sustainable transport improvements. We look forward to a number of these schemes being submitted for planning later in the year.

AXIS Transport Planning Secure New Residential Commissions
AXIS Transport Planning have recently been commissioned to provide transport planning support for emerging residential development projects Rochdale, Liverpool, Manchester, Cheshire East, Flintshire and Denbighshire.

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AXIS has strengthened their Transport Planning Team

In response to our growing workload, AXIS has strengthened the Transport Planning team in our Wilmslow office. The existing team, led by Andrew Bell, has been joined by Susan Haslam as Technical Director and Tom Reader as a Consultant.

Susan was previously at FMW Consultancy where she was responsible for the setting up of a new North West office. Susan has over 18 years experience as a specialist traffic and transport engineer gained in the South East and North West of the UK. She has worked on a range of transport project work in both the public and private sector and advises clients on transport engineering and development issues covering traffic issues, safety, management, environmental assessment and transport assessments for all types of new development.

Tom joins as a Consultant to support the senior AXIS staff members, having previously worked at JMP and Royal HaskoningDHV.

We welcome both Susan and Tom to AXIS and look forward to working with them to further improve our service to clients.

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