TRANSPORT, ACCESSIBILITY AND FACILITIES
The site is in a sustainable location, accessible to Stamford town centre and public transport.
Stamford railway station – approximately 15 minutes’ walk or 5 minutes bicycle
Nearest bus stop – 200 metres
Town centre – approximately 17 minutes’ walk from the nearest part of the site, or 5 minutes by bicycle
Access to major roads including A1 and A43
The creation of a walkable community - The draft masterplan seeks to further enhance the sustainability of the site by encouraging cycling and the creation of a walkable community, with the opportunity for people to live and work on the development, minimising the need for travel by car.
In addition, we are investigating the ability to create an improved footway and cycleway along the northern side of Barnack Road, between the site and Water Street. This would then link with the new, tree-lined avenue along the site frontage.
ACCESS, PARKING AND SITE LAYOUT
There would be four separate vehicle access points to the proposed development along Barnack Road utilising those which currently exist. The site layout vehicle movement and parking has been planned using guidance in the Government’s design document "Manual for Streets". Electric vehicle charging points are also proposed across the development.
A Transport Assessment is being carried out. This will be submitted with the planning application, together with a Travel Plan. It is our objective that the overall traﬃc impact from the development will be at least neutral when compared to the existing permitted uses of the site.
EDUCATION AND HEALTH PROVISION
We are mindful that the educational and health care needs of residents living in the development will need to be met, and we have been liaising with Lincolnshire County Council’s education department and Lincolnshire NHS to ensure that appropriate provision is made.
Any ﬁnancial contributions towards local amenities or services, necessitated by the proposed development, such as education or health services, would be made through contributions under a Section 106 Agreement.