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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

Faraday Court – Surrey Research Park

Faraday Court is the latest phase of development at Surrey Research Park. Detailed planning permission is being sought for two new buildings totalling over 6,000m2 for specialist veterinary and pathology services. The 2ha sloping site is bordered by ancient woodland.

A sustainable low energy design is being prepared including spoil recycling and biodiversity enhancements. DA has supplied landscape and tree management services to the established design team, including HCD architects. The first phase construction is programmed for completion summer 2014.

Meanwhile as neighbouring SSTL expands the University of Surrey anticipates further development on the Research Park.

Surrey Research Park

DA continues its established links with The University of Surrey and has recently completed the landscape design and special tree protection works for the Kepler Building, SSTL’s new technical facility. The practice has been retained at the Surrey Research Park on a refurbishment programme for the neighbouring Detica IT unit.

On behalf of the building lessee Black Rock UK Property Company remodelling works have been undertaken to the landscape framework to incorporate significant additional parking and other site improvements within the established Park character. DA has also undertaken feasibility studies for environmental improvements on the main University campus pedestrian routes.