Saffron Walden

An interdisciplinary commission including the production of an LVIA, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal, Hard and Soft Landscape design including visualisations, the proposed scheme comprises 9 residential units with associated ancillary infrastructure. Lying within extensive open countryside and on the edge of the village envelope outside of the Metropolitan Green Belt, the site falls within the National …

Takeley, LVIA

Open Spaces was commissioned to prepare an informal Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment and BS 5837 compliant tree survey and associated reports for this site lying adjacent to the Flitch Way at Takeley, Essex, to support and inform a proposal comprising the construction of 37 residential properties to include associated landscape, open space and play …

Cliffe, Kent ,LVIA

Commissioned to produce an informal LVIA to support a planning application for eight 2-storey dwellings with associated landscape, the site lies within an area of agricultural land dominated by arable fields interspersed with small hamlets and farmsteads. Numerous land designations exist across the surrounding land, including Special Protections Areas/Ramsar sites, SSSI/Nature/RSPB Reserves, and Metropolitan Greenbelt …

West Street, Erith

Proposals for this open space situated close to the waterfront in Erith, Kent, include a stepped 4 to 5 storey building, associated landscape and the protection of a row of significant lime trees growing on adjacent land. Acting as both Landscape Architect and Tree Consultant, the project, which has been subject to public consultation, includes …

Holiday Cottages, Essex LVIA

Instructed to carry out a Landscape and Visual Appraisal and a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal to support a planning application for holiday log cabins and associated landscape, the scheme, which has since won planning approval, includes 3 buildings, access drive and ancillary parking and landscape areas. With values of surrounding character areas assessed as ‘moderate’, the …

Blackborough House, Blackdown Hills AONB

This Grade II Listed Building (country house) situated in the Blackdown Hills AONB, has, through the years, fallen into a state of considerable disrepair. Having been used most recently as a scrap yard / auto salvage business, the grounds were home to hundreds of vehicles, not just within the landscape but also within the house …

Goffs Oak, Enfield, Senior Living Village

An interdisciplinary commission encompassing landscape design, trees, ecology, with Open Spaces helping to deliver a comprehensive package for the outline planning stage. The approved outline development for a ‘Senior Living’ village now moves on to the detailed design stages. The development is set across four primary accommodation blocks with Open Spaces providing the hard and …

Stapleford Abbotts, 4 and 6 House Scheme

Tasked with discharging tree, landscape and ecology related conditions for a consented 4-unit scheme, we have also finalised similar documentation to support an application for an additional 2 dwellings on the same site. The commission included hard and soft landscape plans and reports, lighting plan, BS 5837 compliant tree related survey and reports. An ecological …

Plymouth, Holiday Lettings

Working to discharge a landscape planning condition attached to this consented development for 4 self-contained holiday lettings within an existing inn beer garden, the scheme included native planting for biodiversity, including trees, hedges and ornamental planting.   Category Landscape Architecture: Soft Landscape Plan, Specification

Welwyn Green Belt Assessments (GBA) (Land Parcel C)

Overview: Commissioned to review a Stage 3 appraisal of the Green Belt within the Welwyn Hatfield Borough area, in relation to certain parcels of land, Open Spaces identified a range of criteria which could have resulted in different conclusions, including errors in mapping, a lack of granular assessment of potential developable land, and as strong …