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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.

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.

Hounslow FC

CB Hounslow United FC has been given the opportunity, subject to planning, to acquire a long term lease at Green Lane, Hounslow. DA have assisted WS Planning with the submission of a comprehensive landscape masterplan integrating a new pavilion, playing fields and parking adjacent a sensitive wetland habitat, riding centre and national gym facility.


Premier Inn Hotel Development

The 70 bed Premier Inn scheme at Waterfront Business Park, Fleet, Hampshire has been granted detailed planning permission and construction completion is scheduled for Summer 2013. DA negotiated the detailed landscape approval on this sensitive town gateway site.


Camberley Town FC

Camberley Town Football Club’s development plan includes the provision of a new stadium and clubhouse. Additional grass and floodlit all weather facilities for local schools and clubs are also provided. The new ground facilities will include extra match day parking within enhanced local parkland.

The landscape masterplan includes the protection of woodland screens and badger habitat. Light pollution will be minimised within the floodlit provision. Further similar projects are planned as part of the current Localism Initiative supported by The Football Foundation Charity.