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