A suitable and sustainable community
A Transport Assessment has been undertaken to assess the likely impact the proposals will have on the local road network. This Transport Assessment has considered the existing traffic flows along existing roads and the anticipated levels of traffic generated by the plans. Our assessment demonstrates that, with certain improvements, there is enough capacity on existing roads to accommodate the number of new homes proposed on the site.
The site benefits from excellent access to the strategic road network, not least given its location adjacent to one of the major economic development corridors in the North West, the M62 motorway. Primary vehicular access to the development will be from Windy Arbour Road, however, the plans have also been designed to promote sustainable travel, with pedestrian links and cycle routes throughout the site.
New residents of the development will be encouraged to walk, cycle and use public transport for their travel needs, wherever possible, and a Travel Plan will be submitted with the planning application that will detail this further. In addition, the site benefits from excellent public transport access, with Whiston Railway Station around a mile from the site and frequent bus services.
Bloor Homes understands the importance of sustainability by providing strong, vibrant and healthy communities. As such, our plans for Halsnead Garden Village include the following:
- Homes that aim to meet the required criteria for the Home Quality Mark, which is an industry specification that aims to improve the sustainability of new homes across the UK;
- The use of Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS), designed to drain away surface water through collection, storage and cleaning before allowing it to be released slowly back into the environment;
- A reduction in the use of water and energy in the homes by carefully selecting more efficient fixtures, such as energy efficient light bulbs and kitchen appliances;
- Improved connections to reduce car use, encourage walking, cycling or the use of public transport.
The plans also capitalise on the site’s accessibility to local schools, such as St Leos & Southmead Catholic Primary School, Halsnead County Primary School and St. Edmund Arrowsmith Catholic Centre for Learning. The site is also well located for medical facilities, such as Cedar Cross Medical Centre, which is currently accepting new patients from across Whiston.
Whiston Train Station
Proposed site access