TEP’s Paradise Fields project is helping to deliver new homes that have an emphasis on community and well-being. The proposed development in Hemel Hempstead will integrate 58 affordable homes into the community, through its carefully designed green spaces.
The vision for the landscape at Paradise Fields draws inspiration from the area’s existing natural assets. It also connects seamlessly with the adjacent wildlife sites, which are an open green space already popular with the local community, and belts of woodland planting. The design will create a natural and enriching landscape that envelops the development. It will also infuse both natural and local characteristics, helping to support the community’s physical and mental wellbeing. The landscape will provide space for socialising and relaxation, together with easy access to open space for informal play. A courtyard and habitat garden will stimulate residents to engage with nature, and the woodland walk will encourage respect of the adjoining mature woodland. The design will also have a strong focus on biodiversity thanks to the specially selected native, fragrant, colourful and pollinator friendly plant species.
On behalf of Dacorum Borough Council, TEP has been working alongside Studio Partington Architects and Ridge and Partners engineering, preparing the landscape design proposals for this scheme. The site is steeply sloping and requires careful and detailed co-ordination over external levels and drainage. Our work will ensure that the scheme remains accessible to all users. As a result, the landscape design seamlessly wraps around the buildings, softening the changes in level and integrating the development into its surroundings. Amenity spaces between and around the buildings add character and purpose, as well as creating safe places for the community to play and relax.
The development has recently received unanimous approval from the planning committee and the next stages of the project can get underway.
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