Access and Movement
The movement and access strategy would prioritise pedestrians and cyclists and other sustainable modes. The intention is to make use of the current vehicular access into the site off Dovercourt Road and develop additional access points for pedestrians and cyclists. This would make the site more accessible for sustainable transport, and would follow desire lines to the wider area (from local community to shops and public transport, etc).
The potential for a new emergency access to the south of the site is also being explored alongside the proposed new cycle/pedestrian route, only for emergency use if the current vehicular access was blocked. Parking for new residents would be self-contained within the site and include a proportion of vehicle charging points. Each home would have bicycle storage.
The site is well connected to the surrounding area by existing footpaths and benefits from its close proximity to Concorde Way – a strategic cycle corridor, which currently routes along Dovercourt Road. There is an opportunity to either divert Concorde Way through the site or provide an additional segregated cycle/pedestrian route within the development.