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Morriston Quarry Housing Development

Project Overview

Vectos acted as transport consultant to Edenstone Homes and played a critical role in assisting with this project through the planning application process.

An outline application was prepared for a proposed development of 300 homes within the former Morriston Quarry, Swansea. Following an appeal which was subsequently called in by the Welsh Government, planning permission was granted.

This disused quarry presently has a license for landfill for 800,000 cubic metres of material, which gives rise to significant environmental concerns including noise, vibration and traffic issues. The proposals included radical changes to the site including a step change in accessibility and connectivity within this area.

Our Approach

Our role included assisting with the development of the Masterplan for the site, public consultation, liaising with the local highway authority and Welsh Government and preparing the necessary documentation to support the planning application.

The development of circa 300 dwellings on the site represents an opportunity to deliver sustainable residential development in a well-established residential area whilst offsetting the effects of quarrying and landfill activities.

Vectos ensured that the Masterplan contained excellent linkages to the local amenities for pedestrians, cyclists and access to public transport, thus making the site sustainable in line with current local and national policy objectives.

Our strategy also focused on mitigating existing local congestion issues on the adjacent roads created by the local primary school. We did this by working closely with the Head teacher to improve safety, access and parking for the school whilst developing a comprehensive school travel plan to minimise car use.