Weald House- Image by Ecotecture architects Para55

Weald House, Paragraph 55 dwelling

Working alongside eco-Architects, Ecotecture, to develop the design concept and advise on landscape and visual matters relating to this innovative new dwelling in the countryside, designed and subsequently approved against paragraph 55 of the NPPF. This involved engagement and collaborative working with the Local Planning Authority Urban Design Officer and Design Panel from the outset to ensure ongoing support of …

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 …

Christs Hospital Residential Masterplan

Christ’s Hospital, Horsham

We provided landscape consultancy advice and prepared Landscape Masterplan proposals to support a successful reserve matters application for this new housing development of 40 homes set within a wooded open space close to the Crawley to Chichester railway line. We subsequently prepared technical design drawings and specifications to assist in the discharge of pre-commencement conditions. The scheme includes informal open …

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 …

Cresswell Park, West End Nursery, Angmering

Landscape masterplanning through to detailed design for 246 dwellings on brownfield land at the edge of the village of Angmering in West Sussex. The scheme was designed to provide a distinctive garden village character, with key elements of the proposal including: a green public square at the heart of the development, incorporating sheltered gathering spaces and seating areas with ornamental and perennial planting and …

Chapel, Southampton

We carried out all elements of the landscape design from masterplanning through to detailed design for this high density housing development on a brownfield regeneration site. The landscape scheme creates an attractive and functional setting to this distinctive flagship development and includes a series of high quality communal courtyards, public realm, a linear park and an informal pocket park. Sustainability issues …

Kings Hill, Kent

This large-scale mixed use development is set in a 263 hectare landscape park, with housing, office and business space, schools and university, shopping, open spaces, leisure and community facilities all integrated within a green infrastructure.  The development concept promotes quality of life and seeks to provide a sustainable environment within which people can live, work, play and study.  Kings Hill …

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 …

Flints Vineyard, East Sussex

Working alongside architects Morgan Carn Partnership to successfully obtain planning permission for a new contemporary dwelling and vineyard on a 12 hectare farm in the South Downs National Park. We provided initial landscape and visual recommendations to the client to help inform the scheme development and assist pre-application discussions with the Local Planning Authority and the parish council. This work formed …