Concept Landscape Archietcts have an established reputation for achieving planning approvals surrounding hard and soft landscape design and specification. Our success extendeds to matters involving environmental issues, garden studios / garden buildings, TPO trees, green spaces in general, ecological and/or urban design situations.
As experienced chartered landscape architects we are able to navigate the planning system and process, negotiating with local authorities on your behalf.
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Planning conditions come in slightly different variations but in essence they relate to the external appearance of a site in relation the existing landscape features. They require the landscape design is high quality, sustainable and generally a scheme that will enhance the overall site in the immediate and long term.
Landscape planning conditions can also encompass different elements of the designed landscape. These can include the preservation of existing features i.e trees and hedges and the detail specification of new materials, their design and sustainability of them. These details need to be presented in a way that can be understood but also work in reality and relate specifically to the site context. The conditions can be more stringent if the site is within a conservation areas or for instance close to and area of environmental significance. In all case’s we can advise and work through these items to design interesting spaces around our clients brief while at the same time ticking the boxes of the planning authority allowing building to be lawful.
Other aspects of the external works design that can need attention and depend on the project type are : building regulation Part M ‘Access to and Use of Buildings’, which determines accessibility and gradients into and out of a site. Ecology and Biodiversity paying attention to the surrounding flora, fauna and geological features.
Meeting or achieving the Building Research Establishments BREEAM excellent rating, Building Regs, Code for Sustainable Homes, Lifetime homes in conjunction with working around contaminated land and the planning drainage and groundwater attenuation.
- TESTIMONIALI have worked with Concept Landscape Architects on a number of jobs and highly recommend their services. Jay Kenny – Architect Attention To Detail
I love it, Steven! (from a Private Client)
We have collaborated with Steven and Concept in various larger projects. Steven helped us reach functional designs that meet all the requirements set by the various Councils. His professional attitude, attention to detail and specifications along with the quick production of various solutions to site-specific issues, make him a valuable collaborator. We would highly recommend his services. Scenario Architecture
Concept have delivered many commendable solutions to a number of projects whilst I was at RGP Architects. E.Lamptey / Associate Architect RGP
During my professional capacity in acting for developer and private clients alike I have advised that such clients use the services of Concept when exterior/landscape design is required. My clients and I have found Concept to be attentive to the design brief, efficient and good to deal with.
A. Simons / SPC Property Consultants