Lovedon Fields, Kings Worthy, Winchester

Landscape planning and LVIA

 

Client

HAB

(Graphics Produced By:  John Pardey Architects)

Background

Landmark has been working with developer, HAB to provide landscape planning support and undertake an initial appraisal of site development options at Loveden fields, a semi-rural site on the edge of the historic village of Kings Worthy, Hampshire.  Landscape considerations were embedded into the scheme during site design and a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) was undertaken to submit alongside the planning application.

Description

The 50 unit scheme was prepared by HAB’s architects and comprises a combination of new houses and apartments (1 to 5 bed homes).   The proposed development includes various landscape works, allotments, a bike park, and parkland.  The parkland has been designed to provide both recreation and nature conservation value and includes wild-flower meadows, walking and running tracks.  Also included within the application are works to expand the size of, and enhance the facilities within the existing, Eversley Park, on to which the proposed housing development area fronts.

The LVIA assessed the potential effects of the proposed development on visual amenity, together with the changes to the character and quality of the landscape.  It also determined the need for and scope of any mitigation required to address identified adverse effects.  Specific consideration was given to the siting of development within a Local Gap as well as the landscape and visual effect of the development on the setting of adjacent designations including the South Downs National Park.  The masterplan was informed by details discussions with Winchester City Council as well as consultation events.

Client Benefits

Resolution to grant planning permission, subject to the completion of a section 106 agreement, was achieved in September 2015.

“Many thanks for all your hard work in getting the project this far“

Isabel Allen, Design Director, HAB Housing