"Having Rodin as our dedicated point of contact has been really beneficial and helped us develop a close working partnership on the many projects AWP are helping us deliver. He has a good understanding of our needs as a house developer, moving our schemes forward efficiently through the working drawing and construction stage of a development. His considerable experience of designing residential schemes means that he adds value engineering awareness to our projects."
We were appointed by Devonshire Homes to undertake a Transport Assessment and a Flood Risk Assessment to support the outline planning application for a residential development on the former Cummings Nursery site in Cullompton.
The site is located close to the River Culm and therefore a detailed review of the extent of the flood plain was undertaken as part of the FRA. In addition to the publicly available flood risk mapping, we reviewed the output of recent river modelling as well as the records of extreme observed floods. The site was confirmed as being outside of the high risk flood zone 3 and the masterplan was developed to incorporate a green area of public open space to tie into riverside walks on the flood plain.
The site is close to M5 J28 and so the transport work concentrated on assessing the distribution of car trips from the site and the sustainable linkages that can be made to local facilities. AWP input to the masterplan concentrated on arranging the layout to provide additional parking for existing local residents on the site and arranging the most suitable access arrangements.
Mid Devon District Council granted outline planning permission in 2014. We provided further engineering details to support the Reserved Matters Application which was approved by MDDC in 2015.
Rodin led our team undertaking the detailed infrastructure design to secure Technical Approvals for S38, S278 and S104 works to enable Devonshire Homes to start work on site earlier this year. Its good to see construction work progressing quickly on site.
Images reproduced courtesy of GJR Architects and Devonshire Homes