Leisure and Retail

From holiday parks to retail centres, our breadth and depth of experience ensures we consistently exceed our clients’ expectations to play a pivotal role in delivering high quality, well-connected places that people want to visit. We advise several major retail landowners on their long-term development strategies and work with some of the biggest names in the leisure industry, to secure planning consent for new sites and extensions to existing facilities.

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Case Studies 

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Quay West Holiday Park, New Quay

Overlooking the rugged South Wales coastline is Quay West - a Haven holiday park, owned and operated by Bourne Leisure. The Park was first established in 1961 and since then has been extensively redeveloped to cater for holidaymaker’s desires for larger caravans and more spacious plots.  ITP was appointed in 2013 to assist with a planning application to further expand the capacity of the site. 

We prepared a Transport Statement for the proposed extension, which involved assessing the site’s operational characteristics and developing a detailed travel strategy to mitigate impacts of the proposed development. Engineering designs were also prepared to endorse an appropriate site access design and improve existing pedestrian linkages. Planning consent was secured as a result of our work.

Metro Bank, Brierley Hill

Metro Bank is the first new high street bank in over 100 years and ITP were appointed to support an application for a new ‘drive-thru’ at their Merry Hill site. 

The ‘drive-thru’ element of the bank is so unique that ITP appointed at the pre-application phase to liaise with Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council to understand and inform the scope of the assessment required. 

From this, ITP developed a Transport Statement for application which included information on servicing, outlining vehicle routes through the site and travel planning measures for the development. Additionally, the site required a Stopping Up Order to be completed and this was provided and accepted by the Department for Transport (DfT). 

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Lakeland Holiday Park, Cumbria

To support the proposed expansion of Haven’s Lakeland Leisure Park in Cumbria, ITP completed the Transport Assessment, developed a Framework Travel Plan for staff and visitors and prepared a Construction Traffic Management Plan to minimise construction impacts on the local highway network. 

Given the site’s sensitive location, close liaison with Cumbria County Council (the local Transport Authority) was crucial. 

South Lakeland District Council approved the planning application, subject to planning and highways conditions, which ITP was subsequently retained by Bourne to discharge.

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Fourways Quarry, Cheshire

ITP was instructed to prepare all the supporting transport documentation for a planning application for 143 luxury holiday lodges at Fourways Quarry in Oakmere, Cheshire. 

A key element of the proposal was to ensure holiday makers would have convenient and safe access to bus services running along the nearby A556 and therefore ITP designed a footway extension to significantly enhance public transport connectivity to the site. 

The design process required extensive stakeholder engagement to ensure that an acceptable design was reached, to limit the impact on both existing vegetation and utility services, and ensure integration with the internal development layout. 

Norfolk House, Milton Keynes

Norfolk House in Milton Keynes was designed as part of the original new town in the 1970s and Commercial Estates Group sought to preserve this heritage when converting the site from offices to a 124-bed hotel. ITP was appointed to produce the Transport Assessment and Travel Plan, and demonstrated that the hotel would have a reduced impact in comparison to its previous office use. 

As a result of our work, and close collaboration with Milton Keynes Council's highways and planning officers, we were able to help secure planning approval with no pre-commencement conditions.  The conversion of this empty office space is helping to rejuvenate a key location in Central Milton Keynes.

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