Working with Redrow Homes, TEP has supplied a range of services to achieve a successful a planning application for a new neighbourhood at Pulley Lane in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.
TEP’s design, ecology, arboriculture, heritage and landscape management teams worked together to create proposals for this new high quality development. The proposals include approximately 7.5 hectares of green open space, offering a range of landscape types and uses including play, sports, informal recreation, large fruit orchard and natural meadows.
The design of the open space draws inspiration from the existing landscape features to create three distinctive areas, Water Tower Park, Newland Road adventure play and Pulley Meadows nature reserve.
Water Tower Park reflects the existing underground reservoir and a local landmark, the 95 metre tall water tower which will be retained. A series of new grass mounds extend from the reservoir representing its form and providing a playful reaction to the visual presence of the tower. A range of play activities sit between the mounds including a multi-use games area, aerial slide and climbing nets.
A large adventure play area at the north of the site utilises the existing contours, manipulating existing ridges and valleys to position adventure play equipment amongst an undulating, naturalistic landscape. New areas of woodland give structure to the space and create informal routes through which to run, play and hide.
Extensive ecology surveys have informed the design of Pulley Meadows. Our ecology team will also be working in partnership with neighbouring residential developments to maximise cross-boundary ecological networks