Cranbrook Community Hub Visualisation

Cranbrook Community Hub

Following a design ideas competition by Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Parish Council, HBA were appointed to work alongside architects Taylor Roberts to take forward a proposal for a new community centre, residential dwellings and retail on a brownfield site, partly in the Cranbrook Conservation Area and within the Kent High Weald AONB. As a heavily constrained site, a particular challenge was …

Site Allocations Example Plan

Development Concept Plans and Site Allocation Policies for Local Plan

Acting as landscape consultants to a Local Planning Authority, we prepared development concept plans and associated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) compliant policies, and supporting text for proposed site allocations (residential and mixed uses) for the Main Modifications to a submitted Draft Local Plan. Each of the annotated concept plans produced showed the main disposition of land uses and the …

Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan

Slinfold parish lies in the attractive wooded countryside of the Sussex Low Weald. Ten potential residential and mixed use sites had been promoted by landowners for inclusion in the proposed Slinfold Neighbourhood Plan. These included sites at the village edge, within the Conservation Area, brownfield sites and a large site close to the urban edge of Horsham. We carried out …

Wyke

Land at Wyke, Dorset

We were appointed to provide valuation of parkland at Wyke to identify its contribution to the character of the local area and assess its suitability for inclusion in a proposed Conservation Area.  The evaluation also assessed the landscape capacity of the parkland to accommodate a measure of new housing development. Recommendations from the landscape evaluation included the retention of most …

Cuckmere Haven Pathfinder Project, East Sussex

This DEFRA funded project considered various options for dealing with rising sea levels and the abandonment of existing sea and river floodbank protection by the Environment Agency.  DHA provided landscape advice and reported in two presentations to the client working groups and general public. The first stage of work included updating the landscape baseline from earlier assessments (by a previous …

Tuesley Farm, Godalming, Surrey

Tuesley Farm is located on 190 hectares within an Area of Great Landscape Value and adjacent to the Surrey Hills AONB. We provided landscape advice to the owners, Hall Hunter Partnership, in connection with a planning application for the siting of polytunnels on the farm. Our appointment followed an unsuccessful planning Appeal and High Court challenge. Our studies included a Landscape …

Bylanes Close, Mid Sussex

We were retained to advise on a site proposed for housing in the High Weald AONB and covered by an extensive Tree Preservation Order. The site had a long planning history having been dismissed on appeal and had failed to secure an allocation in subsequent iterations of the Local Plan. Our work included undertaking a landscape appraisal and developing a …