Landscape Architecture Services
We offer a wide range of Landscape Architecture services
- Landscape Design: design of landscapes for planning or for tender purposes. All of the landscape architects work stages: inception, feasibility, concept design, detailed design, contract administration and monitoring.
- Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA): can be key to planning decisions by identifying the effects of new developments on views and on the landscape itself and is often a requirement for planning applications for larger projects or projects in sensitive sites.
- Site Investigation: Undertake investigations into, prepare reports and schedules, and give advice on the nature and condition of the vegetation, soil or other features of the site. Arrange and supervise exploratory work by contractors or specialists.
- Maintenance and management, cost in use: Survey and analyse the usage, management and maintenance of a site.
- Special drawings and models: Prepare special drawings, physical or digital models or technical information for the use of the client under planning or building regulations or other statutory requirements.
- Landscape management plans: preparation of reports that set out a schedule for management operations for a site. This might be for commercial sites, campuses, holiday parks, residential developments, nature reserves or gardens.
- Planning applications: Conduct detailed negotiations with planning authorities.
- Visits to nurseries: visit horticultural nurseries to ascertain the quantity, quality and cost of stock available for purchase.
- Schedules of rates and quantities: Prepare schedules of rates or bills of quantities for tendering purposes and measuring work executed.
- Works of art: advise on the commissioning and selection of works of art in connection with landscape commissions.
Examples of recent projects
We were commissioned to produce a planting scheme for the first major service area in Cornwall on a 8 hectare site on the A30 trunk road. The brief was to enhance the biodiversity of the site through the creation of green corridors of native tree and shrub planting across the site as well as wildflower meadow seeding and pond planting in attenuation ponds.
Broadhempston Community Land Trust
We produced the landscape design that was submitted to gain planning permission for this groundbreaking project. This included landscape plans, landscape specification and a comprehensive landscape management plan for this sensitive rural location on the edge of the village of Broadhempston in Devon. In 2014 planning permission was granted for this 6 ecohome development that included a play area, woodland, wildflower meadow planting and allotments. For more information about the Community Land Trust follow this link: https://Broadhempston Community Land Trust
We produce the landscape design drawings to achieve planning approval with the local planning authority. This included planting plans and landscape specification for this state of the art new hotel on Poole seafront. These plans included extensive car park tree planting in demanding circumstances an area criss-crossed by numerous service runs as well as ornamental planting beds in the reception/courtyard areas.
South Molton Business Park
We produced the concept and detailed landscape design drawings for this new business park extension in South Molton in Devon. Adjacent to a new link road that links the existing business park with the B3226 the landscape drawings included Devon earth banks, noise/visual mitigation bunds with native woodland planting, drainage basins, street tree planting and wildflower planted road verges.
Eden Farm Totnes Landscape and Visual Appraisal
We produced a landscape and visual assessment for a planning application for this new agricultural unit on the edge of Totnes. Involving new hardstanding areas and access road we needed to assess the visual impact of this development and make recommendations for planting and landscaping mitigation measures to reduce the visual affect. The landscape design included earth banks and extensive areas of native woodland planting to this end.
Okehampton Medical Centre
We produced the landscape design that was a planning requirement for this project. We specified verge and tree planting for the main entrance and car parking area and for a small communal garden at the rear of the centre.
Poole Crematorium Sculpture Competition, collaboration with sculptor Suzanne Redstone, finalist entry
In collaboration with sculptor Suzanne Redstone, as part of a design competition and following a meeting with the sculptor and client, I produced a landscape plan for the area surrounding her sculpture outside Poole Crematorium. Our finalist’s entry showed an area for quite contemplation, with seating and planting and focussing on Suzanne Redstone’s sculpture.
We were appointed to produce a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) of a large proposed housing development in Totnes. The LVIA was used at public enquiry by objectors to this development.
Lannacombe Landscape Enhancement Scheme
I was appointed by The Hummingtree Project https://hummingtree.co.uk/ to assess and make recommendations for a 2.8 hectare site in South Devon. The client wanted to increase biodiversity in this environmentally sensitive site within the South Devon AONB. I drew up a management plan to this end indicating management actions and measures to create varied habitats and green corridors. Measures to improve access to and the amenity value of the site were also set out, including footpaths, benches and viewpoints. https://www.doorsofperception.com/sustainability-design/a-wild-mirror-for-desk-bound-workers/ https://observatory.designobserver.com/johnthackara/