Transportation plans for Cheltenham care home conversion approved
Cheltenham Borough Council has granted planning permission for the conversion of a care home into offices, with new build residential units alongside, after their concerns over car parking were allayed by Clarkebond’s negotiations and transport planning assessment.
The 4 storey property, Overton House, which will be converted in to 1000 sq m of offices, currently has limited on-site parking and lies in an area designated for a controlled parking zone.
Clarkebond transport consultants advised on the new vehicle access for the property and the proposed car parking layout. They were able to demonstrate to the Local Authority that, with the proximity of public transport and public car parks, the proposed car parking would be adequate for the increased number of vehicle users within the re-developed building.
“Gaining approval for sustainable sites with potential parking issues can be a challenge so supporting evidence and negotiation is key to success,” states David Knight, Clarkebond Associate Director, Transport Planning.
Client: Barnwood Trust
Architect: Ferguson Mann