SCHEME / LOCATION: Braemar House, Earl Sterndale, Derbyshire
CLIENT: Private Client
TG SERVICES: Landscape
PARTNERS / OTHER CONSULTANTS INVOLVED: Knights Solicitors LLP
The Peak District National Park is a much cherished recreational landscape of scenic man-made and natural beauty, diverse habitats, agricultural enterprise and rural dwellings. The unique characteristics of the National Park are safeguarded at the highest level of UK planning policy and are treasured by residents, workers and visitors alike throughout the year.
Given the sensitivities involved with managing development within such landscapes, the planning balance can be highly contentious. Tyler Grange’s team of professional consultants are on hand to assess the extent and significance of beneficial and adverse impacts pertaining to Arboricultural, Ecological and Landscape matters.
On this occasion, the proposed development included for the construction of a roof and extension to an existing silage clamp at Braemar House Farm – a working dairy farm situated on the outskirts of Earl Sterndale in the Peak District National Park.
Tyler Grange’s Landscape Planning team prepared a Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) to inform a Written Appeal by the developer against the decision of the Peak District National Park Authority who had citied perceived adverse impacts upon the landscape and scenic beauty of the National Park and refused planning permission in May 2014.
By undertaking a detailed study of the landscape character and visual context, preparing an appropriate mitigation strategy and assessing the overall impacts of the development, we assisted our client with obtaining planning consent at Appeal in December 2014.