Our professional team have started in depth surveys on the land and surrounding area so that we can fully understand it’s composition and sensitivities.
These include surrounding land uses, accessibility, previous land uses, soil analysis, access and movements, ecology, landscape features, heritage, flood risk archaeology and noise.
Once these surveys have been completed and the results fully understood we will be able to incorporate any sensitivities into our initial designs.
Walking Times to Key Amenities
Local facilities already exist in reach of the site, making this a prime location for sustainable development.
Walking and Cycling
- Existing footpath from Hexham Road to Throckley Recreation Ground to be improved.
- Potential for pedestrian link to site through Throckley Recreation Ground.
- Formerly a partially mined site.
- Currently arable grassland.Intensive site investigation carried out - Analysis of soil samples found no contamination.
- Previously worked land to be brought back to use.
- A pedestrian link through Throckley Recreation Ground to Hexham Road would ensure most local facilities are within a 5 minute walking distance from the site.
- Existing Public Right of Way crosses the site.
- Existing landscape features to be retained and enhanced where appropriate.
- Signifi cant trees to be retained and protected.
- Path of Hadrian’s Wall sits at the south of the site along Hexham Road, and is listed as a scheduled ancient monument.
- Prevailing wins from a south westerly direction.
- Traffi c noise from A69 dual carriageway affects the northern edge of the site.
- Noise from brickworks affects the eastern edge of the site.
- Some of the site retains water under periods of sustained exceptional rainfall. Hydrological Consultants WSP were commissioned to undertake a full ssessment of the whole area to identify the reasons for the build up of rainwater under these conditions and to design a solution to alleviate the problem.
- Water will be collected within the site in basins as part of a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) which will control run-off rates and prevent fl ooding. Water will exit the site through the culvert on the Eastern boundary, the entrance and design of which will be engineered to prevent the build up of debris at the culvert entrance.