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SCHEME / LOCATION: Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

CLIENT: Commercial Estates Group

 

TG SERVICES: Landscape and Arboriculture

 

PARTNERS / OTHER CONSULTANTS INVOLVED: NLP, Cotswold Archaeology, Brookbanks Consulting Ltd, RPS.

 

Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan

 

Tyler Grange was appointed by Commercial Estates Group to provide landscape consultancy services to support a hybrid application seeking full permission for a link road and outline permission for development of circa 390 residential units on land west of Cowbridge. The site is situated within a Special Landscape Area and within proximity of a Scheduled Ancient Monument and several listed buildings. Our baseline studies and landscape appraisals informed the development of the proposals. We worked alongside a team of specialist consultants, including masterplanners and heritage consultants to ensure that the proposals respected the landscape and visual context and setting of the site. 

 

Tyler Grange provided inputs into the screening and scoping of the proposed development and prepared a full LVIA as an ES chapter. A Landscape Framework was produced illustrating how the proposals respond to the landscape context as well as incorporating details of archaeological and ecological mitigation. Tyler Grange provided advice on public open space requirements, including the location and nature of play and sports provision.

 

Tyler Grange also carried out a tree survey of the site which informed the outline scheme for the residential development. An Arboricultural method statement was prepared to support the detailed application for the link road. The hybrid application was submitted to Vale of Glamorgan in December 2014.

 

In January 2016, the council resolved to grant consent for 475 dwellings on the site.