Replacement dwelling, Cheshire

Replacement dwelling, Cheshire

This landscape scheme complemented a replacement dwelling in East Cheshire Greenbelt. Working alongside the client and architect I developed a landscape strategy which responds positively to its countryside setting as well as creating a pleasing garden close to the house. Sensitive thought was given to the new location of the dwelling, its appearance and orientation so that it would be grounded in the wooded village edge setting.

The landscape strategy enhanced many of the site’s countryside elements and improved the biodiversity of the site. Measures included planting native trees, reinstating native hedgerows along boundaries and ongoing care of existing mature and veteran trees. In addition, the ongoing landscape management of the two fields was adapted to create species-rich acid grassland. As well as strengthening the positive assets, the native planting strategy sought to integrate the house into its setting, frame views out and create gardens.

The planning application, which included a landscape design and visual assessment, was approved with conditions in 2016.