Hebrides Drive Affordable Housing

Client

McTaggart’s Construction

Sector

Masterplanning / Development Planning

Location

Dundee, Scotland

Planning Authority

Dundee Council

Services Provided

Active Travel

Statutory Process

Travel Behaviour Change

Cost Management

skempik

Study Description

Our client sought to develop a brownfield site to provide 60 social rent flats provided within 2 new build buildings located on a site adjacent to the M90 motorway on the north side of Dundee.

Our service included the scoping and production of a supporting Transport Statement and Travel Plan framework. We worked with the council’s Roads and Transportation Team to agree the assessment scope and produced a bespoke Transport Statement that focused on the sites sustainable travel potential. We analysis the existing and future planned Active Travel network to identify opportunities to promote the developments walking and cycling connections with the adjacent network.

Our Approach

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-organisation design team including engineers and landscape architects, we undertook pre-application discussions with the council to provide early identification of the key challenges. We worked through a range of options and develop the surface access strategy before producing the Transport Statement.

Key Successes

• Rapid service turn around.
• Working with a multi-specialist design team to realise the client’s ambitions.
• Securing planning consent within the client required delivery programme.