9 July 2014
Multidisciplinary consultancy WYG successfully supports planning application for new IKEA store.
WYG’s Transport team in London, assisted by colleagues from other WYG offices, submitted an extensive Transport Assessment and Travel Plan which was instrumental in IKEA securing planning permission for a new store near Junction 34 of the M1 Motorway in Sheffield. Their recommendations received unanimous support from councillors at a special meeting of the City Council’s Planning and Highways Committee recently.
To complete this project, WYG’s transport planning experts developed a comprehensive package of highway mitigation measures, including proposals to improve the motorway junction, other key junctions in the area, as well as pedestrian and cycling facilities.
Paul Smith, Director, Transport, WYG, commented: “We are delighted to have successfully demonstrated to the City Council’s Highways officers that the proposed highways measures we recommended would result in a net benefit to other road users.”
WYG also successfully secured the unconditional support of the Highways Agency, following a detailed audit of the traffic modelling. The HA confirmed that it would raise no objections to the scheme.