Holwell Road, Pirton
North Home Counties
Construction work is well underway on our Comice Meadows development of 78 homes in Pirton and our showhomes have now launched. We started work on site in July 2018 and anticipate that our build programme will take just under two years to complete, with a scheduled completion date of December 2020.
As part of our delivery of this development, CALA will be making a financial contribution towards improvements in local facilities and services. These include important highway works on the Holwell Road which will substantially improve the forward visibility on the sharp bend located to the front of our development. While we understand that these works will cause short-term disruption for local residents, they will have long-term benefits, improving highway safety for all road users.
The Highway improvement works to the front of our site on Holwell Road commenced in May 2019. While these works are underway, pedestrian access will be maintained, however vehicular access will be restricted with the exemption of emergency service vehicles and traffic directly to our site.
To minimise disruption for local residents, and under the instruction of Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), we will be working extended hours, including weekends to endeavour to complete the highway improvements within a reduced 12 week programme.
We have constructed two holding bays either side of Holwell village. The holding bays, which act as waiting areas for delivery lorries travelling to our site, are designed to ease congestion while the highway improvements take place.
In response to feedback from local residents during the consultation period on the holding bay works, and to help minimise disruption, the location of one of the holding bays was moved. The new location was agreed in consultation with Hertfordshire County Council. We would like to reassure residents that the holding bays will be manned by traffic marshals during working hours, to assist with the safety of pedestrians and to help manage the movement of lorries heading to our site. Lorry drivers will be instructed to turn off their engines while using the bays and, at the end of each working day, the bays will be fenced off to stop other vehicles using them.
There is a road closure in place on Holwell Road, which starts outside the Comice Meadows development and ends just before the junction leading to West Lane in Pirton. This section of road will be closed for approximately 10 weeks (from Monday, 10th June 2019) whilst CALA undertakes essential drainage and utilities works. During this closure no vehicular access will be permitted on this stretch of road, and a temporary diversion is in place. Visitors to Comice Meadows during the closure of the road should travel via Holwell village.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused during this time and will do all we can to minimise the disruption.
Questions and answers: We have created a frequently asked questions document where you should be able to find answers to most queries regarding the construction works around our development. Please click here to read our Q&A.
Deliveries: It is CALA’s intention to minimise any disruption or inconvenience to the local community. Throughout construction, CALA will operate restricted delivery times, with deliveries only being accepted between the hours of 09:30am to 15:00 on weekdays, unless completely unavoidable. Due to the nature of the local roads, CALA Homes will wherever possible restrict deliveries to rigid vehicles and only allow articulated vehicles with prior consent.
Considerate Constructors Scheme: CALA Homes is part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme. As a partner of the scheme, CALA vows to “care about appearance, respect the community, protect the environment, secure everyone’s safety and value our workforce.” Find out more about the scheme by visiting: https://www.ccscheme.org.uk/
Get in touch: If you have any further queries about the work taking place on site, then please get in touch by completing the contact form here.