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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.

Urban Renewal, Basingstoke

Urban Renewal Basingstoke

Basingstoke Town Football Club has recently moved to a new ground west of the town operated by the Hampshire FA. The former 2.7ha Camrose site is now being redeveloped for mixed-use with care home, apartment and terraced housing around communal green space and shared links to the town centre.

Vertical landscape treatments are utilised together with buffer structure planting in the DA landscape strategy and supporting design statement in the application to BDBC.

Fibonaaci Architects co-ordinated the submission on behalf of Basron Developments.

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.

 

Green Belt Barn Conversion – Berkshire

The revised NPPF reiterates the importance of maintaining the openness of the Green Belt with redundant building reuse encouraged.

This scheme includes the conversion of a former farm building to residential use utilising the same footprint, curtilage and improved access. The management of the open landscape context was a key element of the detailed planning approval. DA assisted Huntley Planning for a private client.

Charles Roberts Studio assisted with the presentation material to committee.

Redundant land re-use – Courtlands Farm, Surrey

Another Green Belt success has seen the granting of detailed planning permission at this former munitions factory on the Surrey North Downs.

The reinforced green envelope and associated long term management plan will assist with the integration of the residential development into the local landscape character. DA working with WS Planning and Architecture co-ordinated the landscape planning reports. Construction is anticipated to commence in 2019.

 

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.

Urban Conversion – Twickenham

Old Lodge Place is a desirable apartment conversion on a split level site near Twickenham station. The former commercial property has been refurbished as high quality apartments with communal parking and landscape gardens set within a mature sylvan setting.

A combination of topiary and natural hard landscape finishes integrate the scheme with the local streetscene.

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

Special Case Planning – Surrey Hills AONB

Achieving sustained planning success by making special cases in sensitive locations is a feature of the DA project portfolio. The illustration depicts farmstead replacement development in the Surrey Hills AONB granted detailed approval Spring 2014. Working with WS Planning and Architecture, DA advised on landscape impact adjacent to a Listed Parkland setting providing a detailed strategy and visualisation with Earth Productions.
A landscape management plan was also provided to integrate the proposal. Completion is anticipated autumn 2015.

Work continues in the Green Belt, South Downs National Park (inset photo), Conservation Areas and other constrained areas of the southern UK.

 

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