Leading North East-based Independent Transport Consultancy Dynamic Transport Planning (DTP), are delighted to announce they…
Dynamic Transport Planning have successfully supported a planning appeal for the development of a new Roadside Service Area off the A14 between Elmswell and Woolpit, Suffolk. The development has now been granted planning approval following the decision by the Planning Inspectorate to uphold the appeal by EG Group Ltd against the decision of Mid-Suffolk Council.
The refusal of permission by the planning authority was based on a single reason, related to highways matters, and DTP provided expert witness evidence in support of the appeal. A part-award of costs was also awarded to the appellant in relation to the appeal.
DTP had been appointed to assist with the proposals for the site, picking up from an earlier refusal for a similar development, and whilst the application had received a recommendation for approval by planning officers, and also had the support of the Local Highway Authority and National Highways, the scheme had been refused by the planning committee.
In support of the planning appeal DTP were able to successfully respond third-party comments provide on behalf of the planning authority, while also retaining the support of the LHA and National Highways, with the appeal including the agreement of a unilateral undertaking to provide non-car access improvements.
Gavin Snowball, Director at DTP, said “I am very pleased to see a positive outcome for this development. This is a site that is well located at an existing trunk road junction to provide amenity and associated safety benefits for passing motorists on this section of the strategic highway network.”
Alex Kenwright, Development Director at EG Group Ltd said “we are delighted to finally receive planning consent for this site after a number of years and now look forward to delivering the scheme. I would like to thank Gavin and the team at DTP for their invaluable expertise & support in achieving a positive outcome for this site. DTP were key to unlocking this tricky site.”
The planning team for the appeal included Montagu Evans as planning agent and ADS Design as scheme architects.