In January 2013, St Gobain submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of the former Stanton Ironworks site near Ilkeston, Derbyshire. The scheme comprises the provision of up to 1,950 residential units, 70,000 sqm office floor space, primary school, and supporting commercial and community uses.
The development involves the regeneration of a brownfield site and the delivery of much needed housing in line with the site’s allocation within the Erewash Borough Council Core Strategy. The transport strategy for the site sought to maximise the quantum of development that can be realised within the constraints of the existing congested transport network.
Vectos acted as transport consultant to St Gobain in the redevelopment of the Stanton Ironworks site. Our role comprised the formulation of a Transport Working Group with Erewash and Broxtowe Borough Councils, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Councils and the Highways Agency. Extensive negotiations took place with stakeholders to demonstrate the effects of the regeneration of the site, including the use of the complex regional Greater Nottingham Transport Model.
Vectos also advised on the provision of a sustainable transport strategy, including bus enhancements and improved pedestrian and cycle connectivity with surrounding areas. Planning application deliverables included a Transport Assessment, Framework Travel Plan and Environmental Statement input.