RSK Landscape (now part of Stephenson Halliday) produced a strategic promotion document for a 10.5-ha site in Staunton and Corse, UK.
The area of about 5 ha would accommodate up to 200 new homes. The promotion documents included an urban and character study, a site analysis plan, an early concept development, a principal capacity study and an indicative masterplan. Acting as project managers and urban and landscape designers for the scheme, we submitted an outline planning application with a design and access statement and a landscape visual assessment. We have coordinated key documents from the wider RSK group, including a heritage statement, ecology surveys, a transport statement, an arboricultural impact assessment, a flood risk and drainage assessment, archaeological assessments and a waste reduction statement. The Phase 1 masterplan involves delivering 50 dwellings, reinforcing the chartist development principles and conservation area, supporting the local community services and facilities, improving highways and public pathways, securing public transport through potential development contributions and providing a mix of formal and informal open spaces distributed throughout the development area, including edible landscapes, such as communal allotments and orchards, which will result in an increase in biodiversity and will enhance the recreational, amenity and landscape value of the site.