In 2012, David Tucker Associates was approached to represent a housing proposal to the north of Banbury. The site was split by the Southam Road resulting in separate eastern and western sections.
Originally the total site was envisaged as having just under 900 dwellings. However, this was reduced to 600 due to landscape reasons – with the eastern portion containing 510 dwellings and the western side 90 dwellings.
The transport assessment was split so there were two separate planning applications for the sites but both documents for the Section 106 agreement had to assume that both site developments could move forward together or individually. DTA provided the traditional transport appraisal within the transport assessment and travel plan exercise which demonstrated that very little off site highway works were required. The major element was a new or extended public bus service that was highlighted within the transport assessment and then subsequently DTA undertook successful negotiations with Oxfordshire County Council to reach a service level agreement for a 10 year period.
The site has since gained planning consent for a further 140 dwellings on the western site, which resulted in DTA providing a further transport assessment and travel plan. As part of the project, DTA scoped out the Highways Agency to reach a non-change agreement for significant M40 junctions.
Client: Pandora Developments