Henley-In-Arden Cattlemarket

EAS provided transportation and highways advice to Taylor Wimpey West Midlands for the redevelopment of the Henley-in-Arden Cattle Market for 42 new homes.

The Cattle Market was previously used for weekly markets and also contained a car-wash business.

Previous applications for redevelopment of this site had been rejected due to local concerns which included the safety of access and potential reduction in on-street parking. EAS worked with Warwickshire County highways and local interest groups, including the local school to overcome objections.

The development received planning permission in 2011 and the 42 house estate is now complete and has been named Farriers Cross.

Key Issues

Stratford on Avon District Council had concerns over the safety of a proposed new access onto Warwick Road. Local people were concerned over the potential for some loss of on-street parking. There were general concerns over increased local traffic at a busy intersection between Warwick Road and the High Street and also the safety of pupils for Henley-in-Arden High School crossing Warwick Road.

EAS Solutions

EAS prepared studies for:

  • Access feasibility study and design;
  • Masterplanning advice;
  • A Multi-modal Transport Assessment; and
  • A residential Green Travel Plan.

EAS commissioned and presented a safety audit of the access design. Use of the relatively new Manual for Streets standards on residential highway design was key to producing an access design that was safe but also in keeping with the existing local environment.

EAS worked with Taylor Wimpey through both pre and post-planning consultation to try to understand and respond to local residents’ and businesses’ concerns (including Henley-in-Arden High School). As part of this process, it was agreed to provide a pedestrian crossing point on Warwick Road which was designed by EAS and agreed with Warwickshire County Highways.