PBA, now part of Stantec, was commissioned by the North Whiteley Consortium to support the promotion and planning of a new sustainable community of 3,500 dwellings, a secondary school, two primary schools, a nursery and two local community centres, as well as playing fields, protected wildlife corridors, and significant investment in local transport infrastructure.
PBA has played a key role in the visioning, masterplanning, and promotion of the development for over 15 years. Over this time, our team of dedicated multi-disciplinary engineers and planners have successfully supported the allocation of the site within the Winchester Local Plan. The team also increased the allocation of houses from 3,000 to 3,500 through detailed technical evidence, engaged proactively with the local community, businesses and Councils to gain overwhelming support, and secured outline planning permission in August 2018.
As part of our work, we prepared a transport business case in line with the Department for Transport’s transport business case and WebTAG guidance documents.
The business case was submitted to the Solent LEP to request £14m for funding to support the delivery of the transport scheme that would facilitate the 3,500 housing development and supporting services. The SLEP reviewed and considered the business case and awarded the full sum sought by the Consortium.
Work has since started on site at North Whiteley, and we continue to support the Consortium through Reserved Matters Applications and delivery of strategic infrastructure across the site, as we enter the exciting new phase of building this new community.
“We are delighted to see work starting on site, realising the vision of a new vibrant, healthy and sustainable community that we have worked so hard towards. The whole team at PBA have played an invaluable role in getting us to this point, through their dedication and collaborative approach to development planning, and continue to play a key role in designing and delivering the strategic civil and highways infrastructure.”