The Challenge

SYSTRA were appointed by CEG in April 2017 to undertake detailed design of an access into a proposed residential development comprising 120 units on the outskirts of Long Hanborough in Oxfordshire.

The appointment follows a successful planning appeal to West Oxfordshire District Council in which SYSTRA were instrumental in providing development planning services.

Project Features:

  • A new vehicular access onto the A4095 Main Road to the west of and adjacent to Hanborough Railway Station;
  • Ghost island right turn into the proposed access necessitating widening of the A4095 Main Road;
  • New uncontrolled pedestrian crossings either side of the proposed access.

SYSTRA's Role

The detailed design is being prepared to satisfy the requirements of a Section 278 application to the highway authority, Oxfordshire County Council. The comprehensive design package includes the following:

  • General arrangement;
  • Site clearance;
  • Drainage;
  • Pavement construction of proposed highways and footways;
  • Road markings and signing;
  • Standard and construction details;
  • Proposed levels and contours

In addition to a wealth of 11:45:27engineering experience, SYSTRA utilised a number of specialist software packages to prepare the detailed design submissions; including:

  • PDS: a 3D highway design package which has enabled the design of the proposed road surface and outputs all relevant setting out information;
  • AutoTrack: vehicle swept path analysis tool;