An outline planning application for 150 new homes and a care home in Fordham has been submitted to East-Cambridgeshire District Council. On behalf of developer Hill, TEP has been working on a landscape strategy which will deliver a series of high quality open spaces within a new residential development. TEP also prepared a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment to accompany the application.
The application site is currently part of the Scotsdale Garden Centre, and occupies land which is no longer required for commercial business. TEP’s landscape proposals for the green open spaces include play areas, wildflower meadows and sustainable drainage features creating an attractive green setting for the new homes. The sketch designs supporting the application incorporate conceptual references to the garden centre such as linear patterns of single species planting and pergola structures replicating poly-tunnel arched frames.
Extensive community and stakeholder engagement has influenced the proposals ensuring that the development will deliver a strong and comprehensive landscape design relevant to the village of Fordham.