mode transport planning were appointed by David Wilson Homes to undertake the transportation work to support a planning application for a new residential scheme at Bristol Street on the edge of the City. The site, which is owned by Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Birmingham City Council (BCC) appointed DWH as development partner back in 2014.

The 8.7ha site is bounded by A38 Bristol Street, Pershore Road, Sherlock Street and the Belgrave Middleway, which forms part of the outer ring road. The proposal will deliver 778 new residential dwellings with the accommodation being made up of single bedroom apartments through to larger three-bed family homes.

mode provided the following transportation inputs to the development proposals:

  • review and integration of Birmingham’s new Cycle Revolution scheme (A38 route);
  • site wide parking review and accumulation profiles;
  • home zone proposals across the development;
  • servicing strategy;
  • TRO implementation and review;
  • discussions with Birmingham City Council’s highway officers;
  • transport assessment; and a
  • travel plan.

The focus of the transport assessment and accompanying travel plan involved reviewing the traffic impacts on the local highway network at peak times. This included balancing parking numbers and enhanced facilities for pedestrians, a review of public transport and linking the development scheme to Birmingham City Council’s proposed Cycle Revolution scheme. Each of these considerations ensured that the development can be as sustainable as possible.

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project summary

Client: David Wilson Homes
Location: Birmingham City Centre
Office: Birmingham
Status: Approved