CBO Transport are retained by Tatton Estate Management (TEM) to provide transport and highway advice. As part of our involvement with TEM we have assisted in the preparation of representations promoting development on a number of their sites around Knutsford. The representations have been made to Cheshire East Council as part of their preparation of a development strategy for Knutsford and their emerging Local Plan Strategy.
Our work on these representations fell into two parts. The first was based on the preparation of the development strategy for Knutsford and how the Estate's land played a key role in this. For this we considered how development fitted with the linkages provided by all major movement networks in the town. All modes of transport were considered in this analysis - rail, bus, road, walking and cycling.
The second stage of work looked at the more detailed issues associated with access to the sites. Our work involved identifying suitable access points, preparing preliminary junction designs and providing highway and linkage input to the individual site masterplans.
The majority of sites identified in the representations have been carried forward by the Council into their draft Local Plan Strategy.