Opus Land approached mode 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 Midlands premier distribution and warehousing locations.
mode was able to negotiate with the Highways England and Staffordshire Highways Authority and Warwickshire Highways Authority to reach an agreed highway solution with only minor highways works and ensure that the HE's Non Moroised User (NMU) scheme along Kinsall Green was not produced by the 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. Director David Frisby said:
“The Relay Park application had one of the most complex highways position 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.