Longforth Farm, Wellington, Somerset
The plan for Longworth Farm contains a residential scheme for 503 dwellings together with site for a primary school and playing fields. David Tucker Associates (DTA) was selected to provide transport planning support for the planning application. This included the additional challenge of a link road that ran through the middle of the site adjoining Wellington town centre. The development needed to ensure there could be enhanced access to the existing employment area to the north of Wellington.
Relyon, being a mainstay employer within the local community, needed access for their 150 daily truck activities, while it was an aspiration of the local people to veer the trucks out of the town centre. As a result, DTA’s initial role was to produce a feasibility report for the residential development that included access strategies for two alternative areas of land. Therefore, DTA needed to plan for both outcomes throughout the application process – balancing a potential solution for either outcome.
After completing this report, David Tucker Associates then moved into the planning application phase which included an environmental impact assessment with supporting documentation of a transport assessment, travel plan and environmental statement chapter.
Currently, phase one of the residential development is now being built for the first 100 units, with DTA providing the travel planning for the new residents.
Client: Bloor Homes, planning consultants Terence O’Rourke