The Blog / Landscape impact study

Urban Renewal – Wimbledon

DA provided supporting tree and landscape advice to CF Architects for this building conversion at Fennies, Wimbledon.

This mixed-use development includes a new day nursery with apartments above along with streetscape improvements. DA has completed a number of projects across the south-east for this client.

Positive Regeneration – West Berkshire

On behalf of Central Corporation Securities, DA has supported the application for 130 dwellings on land severed by a transport corridor at Theale. The positive reuse of fragmented agricultural land for limited development has been encouraged by the NPPF. The landscape strategy includes a significant ecological wetland zone linking with the nearby Pang Valley together with other connections to local green space and village amenities. DA was recently part of the same successful design team working with BM Architects to win approval for a 325 unit lakeside development for this client.

DA is also working on other masterplanning projects in southern UK.

Rural settlement extension

Chiltern Rise, South Oxfordshire

The provision of appropriate considered design is essential for successful work in planning conservation areas within the AONB. At a sensitive edge of settlement site in South Oxfordshire DA co-ordinated the preliminary tree, landscape and phase 1 ecological reports for Lytle Associates architects to inform the illustrated 25 unit residential development. Mature boundary tree retention together with suitable highways access were key issues that informed the planning application.

Chiltern Rise sketch

Edge Of Settlement

Edge of settlement locations require careful consideration and balance of natural and built form. Building massing, siting, access and the enhancement of landscape enclosure are reoccurring themes. Frequently DA support an indicative landscape strategy with protected species, tree and visual surveys. Management schemes are then adopted to protect key features and guide development.

DA is working on a number of outline applications in the south of England including the E Sussex example where Green Belt abuts existing settlement.

E-Sussex-crop

Manor Farm

manor-farm-cover-tinyDA has recently completed a landscape impact study for petroleum exploration sites near The Hogs Back, Surrey.

Working for The Environment Project Consulting Group (EPCG) and their client Magellan Petroleum (Australia) this study was carried out to assist Surrey County Council Planning in site evaluation.

DA has worked with EPCG on a number of minerals related projects including landfill, recycling, waste paper and wetland developments.