The Ellesmere Wharf development sought to provide a comprehensive range of leisure facilities and housing on the south side of Ellesmere, one of the principal towns in North Shropshire. Building upon the established tourism trade of the town and its canal network, the development proposes a 200 berth marina with associated boating facilities, 250 houses and a range of amenities including hotel, holiday cabins and touring caravan park.
Illman Young commissioned to carry out a full Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment for the scheme
The findings of the visual baseline assessment were used to modify and improve the masterplan
Heights and positions of buildings were altered to reduce the visual impact of the development, while key elements in the landscape, such as hedgerows and topography, were incorporated into the masterplan to create a suitable transition between the town of Ellesmere and the surrounding countryside
Illman Young advised on how the masterplan could be adapted to accommodate SuDS as an alternative to a heavily engineered solution, to create meaningful designed features within the development proposals.