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2016-09-22
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Vectos helps secure adoption of Stratford-on-Avon District Core Strategy

The long-awaited Core Strategy for the Stratford-on-Avon district, of which Vectos provided significant input, was adopted recently at a special meeting of Stratford District Council.

Vectos Microsim Director James Edwards said he is proud of the result that will form the basis of Stratford District Council’s planning policy up to 2031.

“We have helped approximately 15,500 homes achieve allocated status through the adoption of the plan - notably 3,500 homes at Long Marston Airfield and 3,000 homes at Gaydon Lighthorne Heath,” he said.

“We know that our evidence will hold up to scrutiny when seeking adoption of contentious strategies, putting us in a great position to help other councils with this process.

"The evidence we provided through our microsimulation models has ensured Stratford District Council can demonstrate a transport infrastructure strategy which can enable these sites to come forward in a sustainable manner with limited highway impacts.

“The transport infrastructure costs will be in the region of £60 million and include delivery of a circa £30 million new relief road in Stratford-upon-Avon. Our work will provide the evidence to funding contributions through the Community Infrastructure Levy.”

Planning and Housing Policy Manager Dave Nash said he is grateful to Vectos for helping to achieve adoption after such an extensive process.

“I want to place on record my appreciation for the support and expertise provided by the Vectos, Lepus and ERM teams throughout the process and particularly by James Edwards and the other representatives during the examination stage,” he said.

“Your professionalism and expertise has been instrumental in the Council achieving its long-held ambition to get this strategy over the finishing line. I hope that the positive working relationships that have emerged will be maintained as we look forward to new policy making challenges over the coming years.”

 

About Vectos Microsim

Vectos Microsim provides transport microsimulation consultancy support across the transport planning sectors. With more than 20 years’ experience in the development and application of microsimulation models and modelling techniques, particularly the use of S-Paramics and VISSIM, our team has the necessary skills and experience to apply microsimulation across a range of projects and for public and private clients. 

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