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

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 …

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

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 …

Upholland – Green Belt Assessment (GBA)

Open Spaces was commissioned to prepare an appraisal for a parcel of land located within the 131 Ha grounds of St Joseph’s Seminary, a Grade II Listed building lying within the West Lancashire Green Belt. The assessment was to support the promotion of the site and a pre-App engagement for a proposal comprising up to …

Business Centre Roof Garden, Willesden, NW10

Working to discharge a landscape planning condition this application won at appeal, included an additional two floors providing 16 units with both communal and private landscape areas. The detailed design of the podium roof terrace met a screening and recreational brief, with a scheme that provided seasonal interest, textural form and a sense of privacy …

Gt. Hallingbury Cemetery

An inter-disciplinary commission commencing with a comprehensive investigation into development constraints via a Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment, Tree and Ecology surveys and associated reports, followed by mitigation design informed by the LVIA, the site is now under development as a privately owned cemetery primarily serving nearby Harlow, Chelmsford and Bishops Stortford. The land, irregularly …

Dudley, West Midlands

Working closely with our developer client, the proposal for this former office site includes conversion of two buildings to residential use and the inclusion of some 32 new units via a general site re-design to include car parking and associated utility requirements, all within a new landscape setting designed for the benefit of residents. The …

Essington, Wolverhampton

Commencing with a Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment and completed via mitigation design with a comprehensive landscape scheme, planning permission was successfully secured for this multi-faith, privately owned cemetery, which is now open. Primarily serving the West Midlands, the landscaped 26 acre site is formed from former paddock land on the outskirts of Wolverhampton and …

Hertford

Planning consent has now been granted to develop the site of this former Public House on the outskirts of Hertford, and lying in close proximity to the Beane Marsh Local Wildlife Site . Commencing with a BS 5837 tree survey, and associated reports, ecological surveys, including preliminary inspections for bats, Open Spaces has developed a …

Waltham Abbey

A semi rural location, this 2530 m2 site has now received planning consent for the creation of 5 new 3 and 4 bed homes within near proximity to both Epping and open countryside within the Metropolitan Green Belt. The project included a BS5837 compliant tree survey and associated reports and included the protection of a …

Brentwood

Working closely with the lead coordinator, this scheme for 13 flats and commercial ground floor space now represents a flagship contemporary development within Brentwood’s town centre Conservation Area. Linking William Hunter Way with the High Street, Open Spaces developed a high quality contemporary landscape scheme with a strong directional theme, from concept through to landscape …