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Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment

Client / Site: Pye Homes / Kidlington

Pye Homes sought planning consent for a single dwelling on land in the village of Kidlington, Oxfordshire. We were instructed to carry out a Landscape & Visual Impact Assessment and produce a Landscaping Scheme for submission with the application.

This site was constrained by access due to being surrounded on three sides by existing properties. The single possible route into the site was through an adjacent field which fell within Green Belt Land. It was therefore important that the prescription for the access track which crossed the Green Belt did not impact upon the landscape.

After deliberation a scheme was derived which utilised reinforced turf sown with a seed mix comprising non-tussock forming and hard-wearing grass species that blended well with those present in the field. The Local Authority accepted the scheme, and planning permission was granted.

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