RIDGEWOOD FARM

Role                       Landscape Architects/LVIA
Master planner     John Thompson and Partners
Client                    Welbeck Strategic Land LLP
Status                   Consented

 

SCOPE   Wealden District Council’s adopted Core Strategy identifies land to the west of Uckfield for a mixed-use urban extension comprising around 1,000 new homes, education provision, employment space and various community facilities. ExA, in association with SCARP Landscape Architecture Ltd, were appointed by Welbeck Strategic Land LLP to provide LVIA and landscape design inputs to this outline planning application. 

PROPOSAL   The site lies between the western edge of the town and the A22 By-pass.  Existing landscape features on this steeply sloping greenfield development site include ancient woodland, hedgerows, ponds and watercourses.  The masterplan incorporates extensive areas of open space with a proposed multifunctional Green Infrastructure network.