Kenilworth South East

EAS provided a full range of transportation and engineering advice to a consortium of land owners for a green field site adjacent to the existing built environment in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

The site is being promoted within the Warwick District Council Local Development Framework for residential and employment development. The proposals are for circa 700 dwellings and 4 Ha of employment, together with a local centre for a primary school and local shops.

Key Issues

The site is a Greenfield site requiring a range of engineering assessments to demonstrate feasibility of access, servicing and drainage.

Site access is a key issue as the site will be accessed via a spine new road between an existing residential road to the north and a principal road between Kenilworth and Leamington Spa to the west of the site.

The Highways Agency is involved as the site is within approximately 400m of the A46 trunk road. The proposals include the signalisation of a large grade separated roundabout with slips onto the A46 trunk road.

A first principles model has been developed to demonstrate fully the sustainability of this proposed urban extension. A TRANSYT model has also been developed that includes the proposed signalisation of the grade separated A46 roundabout.

Warwickshire County Council and the Highways Agency have both requested sustainable measures including a Travel Plan be considered as part of a package of measures.

EAS has also consulted with the Environment Agency on flooding issues.

EAS Solutions

EAS has prepared studies for:

  • Access feasibility study and design;
  • Masterplanning advice;
  • Transport Assessment;
  • Green Travel Plans;
  • Flood Risk Assessment; and
  • Drainage strategy.