Cotswold Gate is a Bellway Homes (Northern Home Countries) residential development site in Chipping Norton. Clarkebond were involved prior to the acquisition of the site for a development of 228 residential units and continued to be involved through pre-planning, planning and construction phases of this scheme.
Clarkebond carried out a ground investigation which revealed variable ground conditions with the potential to impact the site drainage. Infiltration tests were carried out from which we were able to propose a zoned drainage that maximised the plot layout and that enabled early submission of the Section 278 application.
The S278 application was a pre-commencement condition therefore it was important to get it submitted early. Working with master planners, Barton Wilmore and Clarkebond ensured that the drainage strategy was fully integrated into the master plan and the landscape strategy.
As the site was on the edge of an AONB, it was an essential part of the strategy to ensure that full consideration was given to harmonising the development with the surrounding environment. Clarkebond also provided a full transport planning service including the promotion of an alternative highway connection to the South onto the Burford Road.
This increased the developable area and reduced the highway demanded onto an already constrained local network. The potential for future bus linkages was provided and additional footway and cycle path linages from the town through the development to the rugby club and amenity areas of the town were incorporated.
Clarkebond carried out a flood risk assessment and civil engineering review of the site and subsequently provided detailed design including the S278 application for the highway works on the Burford Road, which was a pre-commencement condition therefore it was important to get it approved early.
Additional services provided included section 104 application, services co-ordination, plot ground engineering, setting out and construction support.
Development of 228 residential units.
Clarkebond also carried out a Flood Risk Assessment and civil engineering review and worked with masterplanners, Barton Wilmore