Global Partnering Solutions Projects
The Port of Blyth will come alive in August 2016 when it hosts the Tall Ships Regatta. The North Sea Tall Ships Regatta is being held for only the second time in six years.
Due to concerns about the volume of traffic using this location, it was felt that further options should be explored through which to identify alternative possibilities to minimise the volume of traffic using this road.
Due to growing safety concerns at Church Bank and A185 Jarrow Road, it was felt further investigations needed to be undertaken with regards to the number of incidents of injury at this location.
It was recognised and acknowledged that there was a need to improve the way Sunderland city centre looked and felt in order to make it more appealing and inviting to both the public and businesses.
Multimillion-pound funding was secured for the creation of the A19 Enterprise Zone in Sunderland. Effectively unlocking the site for development and paving the way for hundreds of new jobs and private sector investment. The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) enterprise zone coverage within Sunderland.
A key issue for central government is the shortage in suitable housing stock. Between 2015-2020 it is estimated that approximately 250,000 – 300,000 new houses will be required each year to meet demand. UK housing developers are therefore facing ever greater challenges.
Fellside, Hexham is a prime example of a plot of land which is ideal for housing development but which presents challenges to access the site using standard highway construction. It is at times like this where specialist Consultancies such as GPS are required to apply their skills to design problems in order to test and evaluate all possible solutions to ensure the site is viable for development.
An appeal was made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 against a refusal to grant planning permission to Hargreaves Surface Mining Limited (HSML) following the decision of Durham County Council (DCC).
The proposed development was for the Field House surface mine scheme, incorporating surface mining operations for the winning and working of 514,000 tonnes of coal and up to 83,000 tonnes of fireclay. It also included ancillary site operations, with progressive restoration and aftercare to agriculture, broad leafed woodland, hedgerows, water bodies, wetland and low nutrient grassland over a 3 year period.