Evoke were appointed by Newbury Baptist Church to produce a Transport Note to support the redevelopment of the site to provide an enlarged and enhanced community facility at Newbury Baptist Church in Cheap Street, Newbury. The Transport Note was produced to address West Berkshire Council’s highways comments which raised concerns regarding the proposed car parking provision.
Due to the Town Centre location of the site and the availability of public car parking opportunities within the vicinity, the proposals reduced the on-site parking provision to increase opportunities to maximise space for non-car modes. Following the submission of the proposed car parking strategy and justification, WBC Highways supported the proposals and “welcomed the improved vehicular circulation within the site”.
The planning application was granted in April 2020.