Opus Land appointed mode transport planning to prepare a detailed transport assessment in support of 135,000ft2 of B8 Storage and Distribution development. The site is situated directly off Junction 10 of the M42 motorway making it one of the Midland’s premier distribution and warehousing locations.

mode had to negotiate with three different highway authorities (Highways England, Staffordshire Warwickshire) to reach an agreed highway solution with only minor highways works. Additionally, they managed to ensure that the HE’s Non Moroised User (NMU) scheme along Kinsall Green was not prejudiced by the development proposals.

mode developed a strong transport assessment together with supporting detailed analysis and a range of assessment scenarios, ensured no transport objection was raised by all three of the statutory consultees.

Managing Director David Frisby said:

“The Relay Park application had one of the most complex highways positions that mode has worked on. The site is situated in two neighbouring Highways Authorities (Staffordshire and Warwickshire) as well as being in close proximity to the M42, which involved discussions with Highway England. However, the team engaged openly with each authority to ensure that a recommendation of highways approval was granted from each in advance of committee.”

The application was submitted in December 2018, a highways recommendation for approval was given in January 2019 and the application was unanimously approved by Planning Committee on 5th February 2019.

Images courtesy of Garrett McKee

project summary

Client: Opus Land
Location: Staffordshire
Office: Birmingham
Status: Approved