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Valued Landscape, Poynings

Valued Landscape Poynings

National Park Authorities correctly require the design of new development to fully consider the existing valued context.

The proposed development scale, architectural siting, form and finishes should fully respect and enhance the immediate landscape setting. Settlement edge locations below panoramic public viewpoints face greater scrutiny because of their prominence.

Full consideration of the dark skies planning policy and other special constraints were key to the replacement dwelling design at Poynings within the SDNP. DA provided the critical landscape assessment report supporting Koru Architects and Prospective Planning.

DA is working on many sensitive planning sites across southern UK where a special case must be made for successful outcomes.

 

Valued Landscape Poynings CAD

Village Enhancement, Brenchley

Village Enhancement, Brenchley

DA undertook the supporting tree and landscape report for a replacement dwelling on the Kent/ Sussex borders.

Our findings and the sloping wooded valley site allowed BWP Architects to create a split-level plan with home offices that exploits the afternoon sunlight while retaining and managing the longer-term trees and boundary enclosure.

We have worked with BWP on a number of projects including recently a subterranean garage scheme built at Selborne within the SDNP/ Village Conservation Area.

Shared Access, Marlow

In a country park Thames Valley setting near Marlow, DA is negotiating the conversion of waste ground near a water-ski club for a shared parking facility.

While local businesses will utilise the parking during the working day, public access will ensure occupancy at weekends for the local leisure amenities including lakeside green space.

The submission to Wycombe DC includes a detailed metric ecological assessment to comply with the latest government guidance together with a full landscape enhancement scheme including appropriate security lighting. The submission was co-ordinated by Bell Cornwell Planning.

Settlement Edge – Scaynes Hill

Settlement Edge – Scaynes Hill

Strategic landscape planning advice is used to engage positively with planning authorities during the Local Plan land allocation process. DA is providing landscape and ecological advice to Denton Homes Plc for a village extension at Scaynes Hill identifying the potential habitat and landscape constraints.

Our pre-application surveys will inform the development planning programme. Landscape parameter plans are used to illustrate the key landscape framework and guide the development layout design. A landscape and ecological management plan is in progress with an LVIA report to follow once a provisional scheme has been agreed with the LPA.

Oxlease Revisit – Romsey

Oxlease Revisit – Romsey

DA was a member of the successful design team led by Pro-Vision Planning at Oxlease Gardens, Romsey that in 2013 gained approval for a 58 unit residential development on part of the 72 ha overall Test Valley site.

The landowner then gifted the adjacent wetland to TVBC for Fishlake Meadows Nature Reserve.

The completed housing scheme is now built within a strong landscape framework. This includes the Romsey Barge Canal SSSI enhanced boundary margin and the mature native woodland canopy with linking green corridor.

AONB Innovation – Oxfordshire

AONB Innovation Oxfordshire

Johnson Matthey, the chemicals giant, require a £6m Innovations Centre at their Oxfordshire base in the Chilterns AONB.

DA working with Vail Williams Planning provided the pre-application landscape and ecological surveys and reports for the submission to SODC. These have now informed the architectural design brief for the new centre.

The new statement building will be expected to create a high quality visitor experience and target BREAAM outstanding status.

Sensitive Settlement Edge – Sonning Common

Sensitive Settlement Edge – Sonning Common

Our latest scheme for T A Fisher has been the detailed application for 25 units at Kennylands Road.

The proposal on a west facing, edge of settlement site includes both affordable and market housing with LAP play facilities. Boundary treatment was carefully considered reinforcing existing shelterbelts, respecting neighbouring privacy while enhancing distant views in the AONB context.

DA also provided a long term landscape management plan to support the detailed application. Pro-Vision Planning co-ordinated the submission to SODC.

 

Special Battle – East Sussex

With the revised NPPF placing greater protection within AONB any proposed development must demonstrate ‘exceptional circumstances’ to win planning approval.

Battle Abbey School is an established boarding school requiring local indoor sport facilities and has an option to acquire a suitable south-west facing site on the edge of the existing town settlement.

The sports hall proposal by ATP architects with a curved amorphic green roof and parking area set into the terraced design has received favourable community support and a detailed application to Rother DC is anticipated before the new year. DA has undertaken the landscape impact assessment with supporting strategy.

DA is also working on other sensitive planning sites in southern UK.

Backland Basement – Teddington

Five years after the original application and subsequent negotiations with LB Richmond DA is pleased to note the final approval on appeal of an unusual 2 unit residential scheme. The design on redundant rear garage land includes basement living and garden space to address the key neighbourhood overlooking issues.

Green roofs, street tree planting and permeable paving are included to meet biodiversity and sustainability criteria. Granit Architects co-ordinated the submission and appeal for Petrow Estates with DA providing ecological and landscape planning advice.

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.

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