CEC’s team of enthusiastic, experienced and dedicated landscape architects deliver sustainable, practical and lasting design solutions. With a range of assessment and visualisation services we provide a professional and holistic approach to design development.
Applying the same consistent high standards and attention to detail from small garden design projects through to large commercial developments, our landscape architects will help you with tailored, specific advice at the planning, implementation or maintenance stages of your project, assisting you to meet often challenging budgets and timescales.
Our landscape architect services include:
Landscape and visual assessment
Landscape design and BREEAM
Green Infrastructure, habitats and landscape management
Site services, Contract Administration and CDM
Visualisations and GIS
Expert Witness services
Working with our ecology team and our arboricultural consultants and cooperating with external design teams including architects, planning consultants and engineers, CEC’s landscape architects can design truly integrated landscape schemes that respond to their local environment, are special, distinctive and have a greater biodiversity and sustainability value.
CEC is registered with the Landscape Institute and our landscape architects are Licentiate or Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute.
If you require any further information please call us on 01872 245510 or contact us to discuss your project and requirements.
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Client: Redrow Homes Limited
Coyte Farm Residential Development
Coyte Farm Residential Development – LVIA and Landscape Strategy
CEC were commissioned by Redrow Homes to carry out an LVIA of their proposed 150 unit residential development on the outskirts of St Austell along with production of a landscape strategy and masterplan to accompany the planning submission for the proposals.
The site covers approximately 7.4ha made up of and surrounded by a mixture of agricultural fields and development. The proposals were for 150 homes with associated greenspace provision including two public open spaces, an orchard and extensive tree planting.
CEC’s LVIA was carried out to assess the likely effects of the scheme over a 5km radius study area in line with industry standard guidance. The findings were fed back at baseline stage to inform the design, which was revised to address constraints, and the preparation of the landscape strategy to accompany the masterplan.
Through the design process the overall layout of the scheme was been modified to bring the built areas outside of the most sensitive parts of the site and preserve all existing trees and hedgerows (other than breaks required for new access routes. Public open space was incorporated to provide additional screening to sensitive landscape and visual receptors.
The proposals were able to demonstrate that potential landscape and visual effects had been considered from the early stages of design and that the masterplan had been amended positively to address any constraints and reduce effects on sensitive receptors.
Redrow have been very pleased with all aspects of the work CEC have done for us and we wouldn’t hesitate to use them again on future projects.