Planning permission has been granted for 150 new homes to the east of Burton upon Trent.
Following an appeal by written representations, the Planning Inspectorate has approved outline planning for Phase 2 of a residential development at Red House Farm. Following involvement in the Phase 1 outline application, Influence was appointed to provide Landscape Services for the outline application for Phase 2.
Influence carried out a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA), which was required to assess two scenarios – to consider the proposals in isolation and then in combination with the permitted Phase 1 development. Working with the wider consultancy team we developed constraints and opportunities plans, which informed the site-wide outline masterplan and framework plans.
The site brought a number of challenges and opportunities, as it is to the rear of an existing hospital site on steeply sloping agricultural land, adjacent to existing housing and containing ecological and landscape assets. The strategic layout design grasps the opportunities to deliver what will be a high quality response to the Phase 1 development and the surrounding National Forest landscape.