Project Value



Acanthus WSM


Strategic Team Group

Project Brief

The project will deliver 75 residential houses in Otley, West Yorkshire, This major development will provide a range of homes on an elevated, south facing site. The site is part of a Woodland Tree Preservation Area.


We were appointed to undertake the civil and structural engineering and drainage solutions on Meagill Rise, a project to deliver 75 new residential houses in Otley, West Yorkshire. This major development provided a range of homes on an elevated, south facing site, located on part of a Woodland Tree Preservation Area. 

The 4.9 hectare greenfield site was heavily constrained, and the landscape and topography was very demanding with a 25m cross fall from north to south and large areas of protected trees necessitating a sympathetic design approach. 

An existing swale was reformed and made good, as part of the construction. This was culverted where a proposed carriageway crossed over. 

A proposal for the majority of the highway water to drain into the sewer was adopted under Section 104 by Yorkshire Water.