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Pennyfeathers, Isle of Wight

Glanville played a key role in unlocking traffic issues to enable a major housing development on the Isle of Wight. Pennyfeathers in Ryde will provide 904 homes, a school, community centre, commercial buildings and a sports pavilion. Glanville has been involved as part of the team of construction professionals since the initial planning application was submitted 10 years ago.

Glanville’s Transport & Highways team came up with a solution to the issue of traffic congestion in the area by designing a road layout that incorporates both the strategic through routes and the local roads in the development itself. Using 3D modelling, Glanville provided evidence that the whole development is deliverable in terms of highways.

Pennyfeathers is located adjacent to the constricted junction between the already busy main route from Ryde to Sandown and Shanklin and a popular secondary route to Newport with a pinch point over a humped railway bridge. The new development will unlock land that would enable a major relief to ease existing congestion at the junction by diverting traffic away through the site to and from a new roundabout on Brading Road.

An application for reserved matters for Phase 1 of the development was made in August 2020 and, once approved, building works can begin within 2 years of that permission.