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PJA has recently given evidence on behalf of Bloor Homes for a recent appeal in Pershore, Worcestershire. Directors Nigel Millington and Phil Jones appeared at the informal hearing and successfully argued that the proposed street layout was safe, appropriate and in accordance with Manual for Streets, the Governmentâs guidance document on residential highways. The inspector agreed that the local Worcestershire Design Guide was out of date, and as such the scheme was not unsafe just because it did not comply with the local WCC guidance.
Phil has also successfully represented Richborough Estates at Public Inquiry, preparing and giving evidence in relation to a site in Haslington, near Crewe. He demonstrated to the inspector that a suitable access could be provided with appropriate visibility splays.
Paul Campbell, director at Richborough Estates, said: 'Traffic impact is always a big concern for local people, and in the Haslington inquiry, Phil had to rebut quite detailed and well-informed evidence submitted by residents. Using his extensive knowledge and experience, we are delighted that Phil satisfied inspectors that the developments would not have any significant adverse effects and met national policies as expressed in the NPPF.'
PJA has supported Richborough Estates at a series of public inquiries into residential developments over the past year, all of which have been successful. Three of the inquiries were on sites in East Cheshire, while another inquiry is about to begin for a site in Newcastle-under-Lyme. Phil is one of the countryâs leading experts in the design, planning and approval of new residential streets and helped draft Manual for Streets.