West Sussex, UK
In March 2010 Horsham District Council granted permission for the development of 2,500 homes which incorporate a new railway station, neighbourhood centre, and an extensive network of new parks, greenways and other recreational facilities.
SLR’s input into the project initially involved helping to make Kilnwood Vale one of the preferred sites for development in Horsham District’s emerging Development Plan by demonstrating that it was possible to build houses on the inert landfill which occupies approximately one third of the site.
SLR addressed the outstanding permitting issues for the landfill, and also advised on practical and cost-effective solutions for dealing with contamination and stabilising the fill for development.
This project was multi-disciplinary, with SLR looking at flood risk and surface water management; maximising biodiversity across the site with our Ecology Team; and focussing on heritage issues associated with listed buildings.
Further services included a wide range of statutory consultations and management of the EIA process, the development of a materials management plan to enable successful reuse of around 175,000m3 of site won excavated material across Phase 1 of the development, in accordance with the CL:AIRE Code of Practice.