Infrastructure & Logistics
Alliance has developed a broad and varied capability in the infrastructure and logistics sectors working on national, regional and local projects. These include securing planning consents for major transport projects such as the Bath Transport Package, rail access to the national VW Distribution Centre in Warwickshire and dynamic bus facilities to serve Chatham in Kent. In addition expert advice is also provided in relation to the planning aspects Transport and Works Act process, with a focus on rail and light rail projects.
- Bath Transport Package, Somerset
- VAG Birch Coppice, North Warwickshire
- Birmingham City Centre Midlands Metro Extension
- Food Processing Site, Derbyshire
- Midland Metro Depot, Wednesbury
Bath Transport Package, Somerset
Client: Mott MacDonald/Bath and North East Somerset Council
The Bath Transport Package which includes a Bus Rapid Transport route linking Newbridge Park and Ride to Bath City Centre via the Western Riverside Regeneration Area along with traffic management measures and expansions to park and ride facilities. Alliance Planning is working alongside Mott MacDonald providing strategic planning advice and will act as planning agent in the submission of planning applications in early 2008.
VAG Birch Coppice, North Warwickshire
Client: CEVA Logistics, Volkswagen Audi Group
Alliance Planning were instructed to free the national parts logistics facility serving Volkswagen Audi Group from a restrictive condition which required the delivery of the majority of car components to be by rail to their national storage and distribution facility at Birch Coppice Business Park, Warwickshire serving the whole of the UK. The facility was built and operated by CEVA Logistics (formerly TNT Logistics) as their premier European facility. As the second largest logistics company world wide, CEVA has a turnover of ?3.5 billion. It employs 38,000 people and operates over 7.4 million square metres of warehouse space across 26 countries world wide. Alliance acted as planning consultants and presented evidence to a public inquiry which successfully secured a more flexible planning consent allowing road transportation as an alternative to rail, helping secure the future competitiveness of the facility.
Birmingham City Centre Midlands Metro Extension
Client: Centro and Mott MacDonald
Working as sub-consultant to Mott Macdonald, Alliance Planning was instructed to provide strategic planning advice and act as planning agents for the discharge of conditions forming part of the Midland Metro (Birmingham City Centre Extension) Order (2005).
The Scheme aims to provide a high quality, reliable light rail system that serves Birmingham’s key civic spaces. The first phase of development involves the area around Snow Hill Station, which will be the focus of one of the city’s major new commercial districts. Following consultation with a range of stakeholders, information was submitted in respect of the detailed design and external apperance of the Tram Stop to ensure it will be successfully integrated with the surrounding cityscape.
In January 2010, all pre-commencement conditions requiring discharge to enable a material start to get underway further submissions will be made during the course of 2010.
Food Processing Site, Derbyshire
Alliance advised a FT 100 Client on planning matters associated with the development of a 5km pipeline proposal in Derbyshire. The pipeline proposal was linked to the expansion of an exisiting facility.
Alliance liaised closely with the Local Planning Authority and prepared and submitted a series of planning applications (four route options) designed to assist the Company in negotiations with a number of local landowners to avoid any ransom scenario. Alliance delivered planning permissions on all routes allowing the investment and expansion of this strategic food processing plant to proceed.
Midland Metro Depot, Wednesbury
Client: Mott Macdonald and Centro
Alliance has acted as a sub-consultant to Mott Macdonald and secured planning consent on behalf of Centro for the extension to the Midland Metro Depot at Wednesbury. This is part of the proposed expansion and improvement of Midland Metro Line 1 and the planning approval enables implementation of the scheme following the detailed business case.
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20th June 2012
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30th April 2012