We were commissioned to provide landscape related information for a detailed planning application for this proposed residential development located in east London.
The area has been designed as a ‘Home Zone’ and the principals of shared surface have been adopted. With pedestrians and vehicles sharing the same space and there being no formal carriageway drivers of vehicles are psychologically encouraged to slow down. As the volume of traffic entering this site will be relatively low it is intended the external environment to this site will function as a children’s play space as well as car park. Planting adjacent to the building edge provide some defensible space for the inhabitants of the units. These jut out into the carriageway, once again encouraging drivers of vehicles to slow down.
Generally the strategy adopted for the drainage of this site adopts Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems principals. Permeable block pavers are proposed in a number of location and excess rain will be accommodated within a number of the planted areas.
Within the canopies of the existing trees to the north boundary no dig construction principals are adopted and permeable block pavers are proposed. This will help to ensure the survival of these retained trees.