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Landscape Enclosed Redevelopment, Near Godstone

Landscape Enclosed Redevelopment, Near Godstone

In accordance with current NPPF Policy the protection and enhancement of existing valued landscape character is given great weight in planning decision making. The 23 unit redevelopment of a 1.2ha former animal rescue centre has been designed in a courtyard format within the existing reinforced wooded landscape enclosure and linked wetland habitat. The application submitted by Planning Resolution on behalf of Cavello Homes Ltd was supported by the DA LVIA landscape report with emphasis on long term landscape management to ensure full integration of the proposal into the Green Belt setting within the client retained outer land.  DA is working on many sensitive planning sites across southern UK where a special case must be made for successful outcomes.

Village Extension, South Oxfordshire

Village Extension South Oxfordshire

Originally working with Lytle Associates architects for The Oratory School in 2016, DA provided the LVIA report and landscape strategy for a 25unit residential development in a Village Conservation Area extension site within the AONB. Having gained the initial approval DA were then retained by Rectory Homes to progress the detailed landscape and tree condition application scheme for the extended 34 unit 1.48ha site including the adjacent former Woodcote Garden centre.  The successful landscape submission included an enhanced landscape framework retaining the managed TPO tree canopy with mature hedgerow envelope while creating a new inner greenspace linked by public footpaths to the village hub. The built-out Darnell Place is now fully occupied

Creative Conversion, Surrey

Creative Conversion, Surrey

This proposed stables conversion to private dwelling located on an elevated edge of settlement site near Epsom was won at appeal. The successful application was guided by the DA report to ensure the protection of key natural features and included creative new build siting and massing, orchard planting and pond habitat utilising sensitive spoil remodelling. WSPA co-ordinated the submission and appeal on behalf of the private client. 

Rural Retreat, South Oxfordshire

Rural Retreat, South Oxfordshire

The replacement dwelling application for a private client at a rural small-holding in the Chilterns AONB and AGLV required skillful design. In order to fit with local character, a farmstead approach was adopted by Napier Clarke architects with vertical timber cladding above flint clad plinths using linked mono-pitched buildings. The DA landscape report recommended reinforcing the wooded boundary enclosure and filtering of views from local footpaths. Natural permeable hard and soft landscape finishes were incorporated into the approved scheme including a long-term landscape management plan.

Urban Integration, South Croydon

Urban Integration, South Croydon

This mixed residential development includes apartment and rear terraced units with new landscape areas including LAP play facilities on vacant backland. The application was made by WSPA who we continue to work with on a range of projects across the south-east.

Care Village Transition Plan, Surrey

Care Village Transition Plan

At the edge of a planning Green Gap at Farnham, a Care Village is proposed that offers significant communal leisure facilities. These include an extension to the local rugby club playing fields, new tennis and bowls clubs with a central management hub. The landscape setting of the 4.48ha site will be improved by extensive mixed-age enclosure planting with new footpath links to the local nature reserve and greenspace as well as drainage and bio-diversity enhancement to the boundary stream and linked wetland margins. The design, including long-term management, will offer a meaningful transition between the existing settlement and open countryside. The pre-application inquiry submitted to WBC is being co-ordinated by HR Architects with Bell Cornwell Planning on behalf of Lamron Developments (Holybourne) Ltd.

Landscape Led Design, Near Cambridge

Within an historic village Conservation Area adjoining The Green Belt a replacement dwelling application has been supported by a key landscape report by DA. The contemporary design by Peter Huf Architecture has been carefully sited within the settlement envelope to minimise negative visual impact from the adjacent water meadows. Night-time 3D visualisation including the reinforced boundary screen has been included in the submission by MVH Planning on behalf of private clients.  

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

Courtyard Development, Sussex

Horsham DC has approved a 4 unit courtyard scheme for The Purple Pepper Partnership in a hillside village setting above the River Arun.

The successful application was guided by the DA tree report to ensure the protection of key natural features. WSPA co-ordinated the submission working with Rohac Architects.

We continue to work with WSPA on a number of projects across the south-east and have included recent appeal successes within The Green Belt and other formally designated sites.

Hambrook Extension, Sussex

Hambrook Extension

Working with HGP architects for Foreman Homes, DA provided the landscape strategy for a 30 unit residential development on a 1.23ha site in a village setting severed by the A27 trunk road improvements. The landscape submission included an enhanced landscape framework.

The new greenspace is linked by public footpaths to boundary marginal habitat and woodland improvements. Integrating linked SUDS drainage on this low-lying site was an important design feature retaining the mixed-age tree canopy and mature hedgerow enclosure.

Mixed use development in Basingstoke

wo years after Basingstoke Town FC moved to a new ground operated by the Hampshire FA the application for mixed use development at their former 2.7ha Camrose site has been approved on appeal. The successful scheme includes mixed tenure apartments with street and podium level landscape all adjacent a new neighbourhood park. The roadside frontage includes a stepped vertical landscape treatment to fit the prominent sloping site and opposite a new link road there is a proposed care home sited near local community facilities.

DA provided the landscape strategy with supporting design and management plan. Fibonacci Architects co-ordinated the submission on behalf of Basron Developments. 

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