mode transport planning we appointed as transport planners on behalf of Ashfield Land (Birmingham) Ltd and JVM Castings to assist with highways and transportation inputs to a new 22,873 sq ft Lidl store on land at the JVM Castings site on Droitwich Road in Worcester.

mode transport planning have been involved with the scheme since inception liaising with the land owner at JMV, as well as Ashfield Land and Lidl UK. mode have undertaken the following key  tasks:

  • initial high level meetings with JMV and Lidl to agree the broad approach to be taken;
  • relocation of staff parking;
  • review of service yard arrangement;
  • new access design;
  • parking standards review;
  • preparation of Transport Assessment;
  • preparation of Travel Plan; and
  • liaison with Worcestershire County Highways.

A council document published ahead of the committee meeting stated:

“The existing car parking for JVM Castings can be sufficiently relocated to the south of the site without significant harm and so the development of the site is considered to be entirely beneficial in these areas.”

The application was awarded resolution to grant on Wednesday 23rd April 2020, which held their first virtual commute due to the impacts of COVID-19.

Image courtesy of SR Davis Architects.

project summary

Client: Ashfield Land
Location: Worcester
Office: Birmingham
Status: Submitted