WHLandscape were appointed by Manton Estate to undertake a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) for the proposed residential development of an area of land off Rabley Wood View, Marlborough, Wiltshire, located within the North Wessex Downs AONB. The proposals involved the construction of 39 dwellings and associated infrastructure and additional compensatory open space on adjacent land owned by the applicant.
In addition to undertaking the LVIA, WHLandscape were involved in the strategic layout of the site, providing arboricultural advice in respect of establishing root protection areas, and developing strategies to allow for the effective use of the site with minimal impact on existing vegetation.
While the application was submitted to the planning committee with a recommendation of approval from Planning Officers, the application was refused at Planning Committee. WHLandscape were instructed to produce an appeal statement against the refusal. Subsequently the decision was overturned and the appeal allowed, with the Inspector fully agreeing with the case put forward by WHLandscape.