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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.

 

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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.

Coach Depot, Takeley

National Express were refused planning for the conversion of a mixed-use light industrial 1.5ha site to a new coach depot at Takeley near Stansted Airport in 2018.

The site lies at the edge of a Countryside Protection Zone and the reasons for refusal were the impact on the countryside and the setting of the adjacent Waltham Hall Barn listed building.

DA, working with Vail Williams Planning, were part of the successful appeal team in 2019 that demonstrated the positive reuse of PDL with the conversion of a former grain store to a coach maintenance workshop.

In addition a comprehensive landscape design and management plan with discreet external lighting unifies the present disparate site uses while enhancing the context of the listed building. When appropriate DA can call upon significant expert witness experience for realistic planning appeal advice.

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.

Heritage Investment, Stowe

Heritage Investment Stowe

It is recognised that long-term management plans for heritage assets are often supported by enabling development. Adaptable land use is also considered to provide options for sustained investment.

The Buckingham Group, a leading UK contracting company, has operated from and managed 211ha of farmland immediately adjacent to Stowe National Park and Garden, a 17th Century Grade 1 Historic Registered Park. As the family business has developed, multiple planning applications adapting two former farmsteads into viable commercial premises have necessitated a careful balance between enterprise and context.

DA has provided the supporting landscape strategy in reports to AVDC, Historic England and the Garden Trust. DLP Planning have co-ordinated the submissions.

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

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.

Village Enhancement, Tilford

Village Enhancement, Tilford

DA provided supporting landscape advice to MCA Architects for this village redevelopment in the Surrey Hills ANOB. Attention to detail in the external and landscape finishes was an important criteria in this Conservation Area.

The design included a converted village store, terraced housing and detached units overlooking the River Wey at the rear. DA has completed a number of projects across the Surrey Hills with MCA.

 

Village Enhancement, Tilford

North Downs View, Leatherhead

North Downs View Leatherhead

Naome Acres is a private property located in the Surrey Green Belt. It lies in a mature parkland setting with views over the North Downs. DA, working with Leigh & Glennie Planning and Studio Indigo architects, has won detailed approval from MVDC for a replacement house with associated parking and access.

On a sloping site adjacent mature trees, a formal terraced design was developed to accommodate ease of access and integrate the key outward views with the site amenity and enhanced biodiversity. DA provide the detailed tree and landscape advice.

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