Former RAF Little Staughton

Each week at TMS, we can be commissioned by our clients to audit a huge array of different types of highway and development schemes, in a diverse range of places throughout the country. Anything from multilevel grade separated junctions, involving flyovers, underpasses, interchange links, slip-roads and loop roads to simple priority junctions, crossings, and mini-roundabouts.  This week was no different.

One of our audit teams, Richard Marriott and Lee Williams, carried out a Stage 2 Road Safety Audit on the section 278 works for a new access on a small residential development, consisting of seven dwellings.  The scheme forms part of the governments affordable housing project.  The site and village were formerly part of RAF Little Staughton, a quaint village in Cambridgeshire.

During World War II the airfield was home to the Avro Lancaster bombers as part of No. 582 Squadron, and these were replaced by the de Havilland Mosquito of No. 109 Squadron.  After the war, the airfield was handed over to the United States Air Force who extended the runway to accommodate jet engine aircraft that required an emergency landing.  The airfield was abandoned in the late 1950’s, with only the runway remaining.

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The audit team commented: “During the site visit, on the village green, it was lovely to see the small, but fitting, memorial to the station and all that served during World War II.  We feel very fortunate to be able to audit such vastly different highway schemes in such diverse locations and be able to see some unusual sights along the way.”

At TMS, we have extensive experience in carrying out Road Safety Audits, at all stages, for small and large scale residential developments including Section 278, Section 38 and Section 111 schemes.

If you have a scheme that requires a Road Safety Audit on a new housing development, or any other highway scheme, then please call us on +44 (0)24 7669 0900 or alternatively please email Lorna Styring.

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