The work at Langley Vale is ongoing having been a very complex planning application spanning three local authorities and the need for an extensive Environmental Impact Assessment. EAS prepared the Transport Assessment on the basis of 120,000 visitors per annum utilising information from previous large Woodland Trust projects.
The Transport Assessment was generally complex, involving the modelling of various traffic junctions over a rural network including signal junctions. The factors needing to be considered were the nearby Epsom Race Course and the various equestrian routes in the vicinity as well as the rural nature of the network and confined road widths. The seasonality of visitors at an outdoor attraction is particularly relevant.
The Detailed S278 design included the upgrade of an equestrian crossing point as well as road widening and improved highway drainage.
As well as various assessments, EAS have also prepared the detailed design for the internal access road and car park drainage and the above described off site S278 works.
As well as the planting of 180,000 additional trees, this woodland trust project aimed at protecting and enhancing existing habitat and rare chalk grassland. Along with the car park, woodland rides and visitor centre (agreed in outline) the woodland includes a number of WW1 memorial sculptures this being the largest of four WW1 centenary woodlands implemented by the Woodland Trust. One in each UK nation.
The Woodland Trust
Pre application discussions, Transport Assessment, EIA input, Detailed Car Park Design. Detailed Highway S278 design, SuDs and Drainage.
Langley Vale, Epsom, Surrey