Project Success Example: Residential Housing Estate in Cheshire

Ciaran PowerEcology, Landscape, Trees

Recently, we helped a client with a residential housing estate project in Cheshire comprising over a hundred dwellings and public open space.

Our multi—disciplinary team at Ascerta consisting of Ecologists, Arboriculturists, and Landscape Architects produced the following reports and plans as part of the planning stage of the project; an Ecological Impact Assessment, Invasive Species Method Statement, Biodiversity Action Plan, Arboricultural impact Assessment, Landscape Layout/ Masterplan, Planting Plan, Typical details of tree pits and hedgerow trench, and a Rockery entrance detail.

The landscape team liaised closely with the client and other consultants to produce an attractive landscape scheme that took on board arboricultural and ecological recommendations. The landscape layout / masterplan indicated spatial arrangements of hard and soft landscaping at a fixed scale and in colour. Whilst, the planting plan detailed plant locations, an outline plant specification, and a plant schedule (covering plant species, plant size, plant quantities, and plant densities).

Further detail was provided through typical details of a hedgerow trench, and different sized tree pits comprising of a cross section with detailed annotation regarding materials, plant stock, sizes/ amounts, and the different substrate layers of the tree pit or hedgerow trench.

This project specifically required further detail for a rockery and a sign feature comprising a red sandstone cladded retaining wall with engraved lettering that backed a sloped rockery of 3 large glacial boulders, ornamental shrubs, herbaceous planting, and conifer trees with further deciduous trees and amenity grass surrounding the entrance feature and sign.

If you perhaps have a similar project that you require help with, please do not hesitate to enquire about our Landscape Design, Arboricultural, and/or Ecological services that we could offer .

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