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Coyte Farm LVIA

Coyte Farm Residential Development

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Coyte Farm Residential Development – LVIA and Landscape Strategy

Description

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.

The Approach

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 Outcome

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.

Feedback:

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.

Jody Jeffrey, Senior Planning Manager
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