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A high quality residential development is proposed on the site of former industrial works within the Green Belt and AONB surrounding Cheltenham and Gloucester.
Illman Young were commissioned to undertake a LVIA to help establish a new landscape-led development layout as a previous scheme had been refused. The site needed to demonstrate its sustainability, a key factor being the drainage, as there is already local flooding in severe storm events. This has now achieved consent.
  • Development of a landscape masterplan with integrated Sustainable Drainage Scheme (SuDS)
  • Groupings of housing developed to accord with local vernacular with a ‘Cotswold’ core around a Village Green and large detached houses, ‘farm style’ groupings and public open space to periphery
  • Open spaces include a community orchard, Village Green and play areas
  • SuDS is fully integrated within the masterplan, and forms a distinctive characteristic of its design, utilising rain gardens within property boundaries, and hard channels to convey the water along front boundaries
  • Other components include green roofs to sheds, permeable paving to parking areas, waterbutts, infiltration trenches, detention basins and ponds