Pre–planning

We offer a wide range of pre-planning services from topographical surveys, flood risk assessments, transport statements, traffic impact analysis, highway & drainage viability assessment to noise impact surveys.

Topographical Surveys

ARP Associates provide a service for topographical surveys of any site with an accurate record of boundaries, slopes, on-site features and trees and canopies, all to Ordnance Survey datum, together with engineering information relating to on site drainage and other similar details. The surveys are intended for both Architectural and Engineering use and are provided in CAD format to appropriate scale.

 

 

 

Flood Risk Assessments

ARP Associates has implemented numerous assessments in relation to Planning Policy Statement NPPF and PPG  and have conducted extensive negotiations with the Environment Agency, Internal Drainage Boards and Land Drainage Authorities to provide appropriate reports with recommended mitigation measures to satisfy these requirements. We have also successfully represented Clients at Planning Appeals in relation to flood issues. The aim of the reports is to maintain a simple, user-friendly approach, whilst addressing the main issues causing concern to the Regulatory Authorities.

“Under the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and the new Planning Practice Guidance (PPG), consultation is required with the Environment Agency, Land Drainage Authority and Water Authority and a Flood Risk Assessment Report should be prepared considering the development proposals and make recommendations for any flood mitigation measures.” 

 

Transport Statements

Where necessary, ARP Associates has provided statements on transport sustainability for a number of Clients to obtain approval of Planning Applications for specific developments. All forms of transport are considered and addressed in the reports.

 

 

 

Traffic Impact Analysis

Where requested for development on specific sites, ARP Associates has implemented Traffic Impact Assessment of junctions, traffic signals and roundabouts to meet the requirements of the Planning Authority. The investigations take the form of an assessment of any existing traffic information, obtaining traffic counts, assignment of new traffic movements and assessment of junctions, and specifying any improvements.

 

 

Highway & Drainage Viability Assessment

Many developers, before wishing to commit to purchase a site, need to be assured that the site can be accessed and drained satisfactorily without excessive abnormal cost. ARP Associates  are adept at consultations with Yorkshire Water and preparing indicative assessments of likely discharge rates for surface water discharge, and calculate indicative attenuation requirements for viability purposes. We can also negotiate with Highway Authorities regarding potential access problems if required.

Overall level assessments of indicative schemes can also be prepared to show likely abnormal retaining wall structures and general underbuild across the site, again for viability assessment.

 

Noise Impact Surveys

ARP Associates can also provide reports and recommendations for noise impact surveys where necessary, using qualified and experienced personnel, and negotiate with relevant Local Authorities to again identify abnormal costs for noise protection solutions.