We have been working with the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Great Gaddesden for almost ten years now. We were therefore very pleased when Dacorum Borough Council granted planning permission for a new Sala last week. The Sala is key to the Monastery's daily activities and acts as the main meeting place for members of the public and the monastic community, and a place for receiving food and other offerings. Entran provided the Transport Statement and secured a new means of access to the public highway.
Tuesday, 19 April, 2022
CoMoUK has published some very interesting guidance on the role that shared transport can play in cutting car dependency in new developments. The document includes some useful case studies and provides practical advice on the steps planners and developers can take to include shared transport in new developments and promote sustsinable travel behaviour. The document can be found here
Monday, 28 March, 2022
Swindon Borough Council has granted planning permission for a new cycling closed road circuit, BMX pump track, pavilion and 3G artificial grass pitch at Moredon Sports Ground. The new facilities will add to the existing croquet, football and cricket pitches. Entran assessed the transport effects and parking demand from first principles, based on a comprehensive analysis of concurrent and overlapping sporting events.
Wednesday, 09 March, 2022
Are you aware of the changes to the Highway Code that come into force at the end of January? The most significant change is the 'hierarchy of road users' which means that drivers of of vehicles that can cause the greatest harm have the greatest responsibility to take care of more vulnberable road users.
Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
After a very bumpy six years, and a particularly unusual planning committee, we are delighted that North Devon Council granted planning permission yesterday for a replacement St Johns Garden Centre close to the A39 in Barnstaple. The development includes roadside uses such as a drive-through coffee shop and fuel station that will deliver the first rapid EV charging points in this area. The highway authority had objected to the scheme, but Entran were able to satisfy the planning authority and committee that the development would not only be safe and suitable but would in fact improve pedestrian and cyclist safety in this area and go a long way to meeting local and national sustainable policy objectives.
Thursday, 13 January, 2022
Just before Christmas, Aldi received planning permission for a new store in Porthcawl, South Wales, within the Porthcawl Waterfront Regeneration Area. The approved store includes use of local limestone, timber cladding and a wave-shaped roof; the scheme also includes improved public realm, public art by a local artist and highway improvements to promote walking and cycling. This scheme is the first approval within the wider Salt Lake area and will kick start development here which will bring positive impacts to Porthcawl residents and businesses.
Wednesday, 12 January, 2022