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Environmental Planning

Randall Thorp’s skills in environmental planning have helped our clients on a range of projects with complex landscape issues.

Landscape Institute Awards 2010
Highly Commended: Local Landscape Planning: Cambourne 21 Years in the Making

In 1989 Pauline Randall successfully acted as an expert witness for the Cambridgeshire new settlement public inquiry. Her key evidence on landscape matters helped persuade the Inspector to recommend our client’s site for development. Since then the practice has specialised in many aspects of environmental planning. From small scale tree surveys to visual impact analysis for wind farms, our experience and skills have helped our clients successfully overcome planning problems to meet their project’s aims.

“The process (Randall Thorp) adopted to analyse the environment and identify the important characteristics and local context … is now widely published in good practice guidance”
Making it Home
Landscape Institute Position Statement
March 2010

Cambourne New Settlement


Landscape assessment for initial application and expert witness at public inquiry in 1989, followed by landscape input to Masterplan and Design Guide and preparation of Landscape Structure Plan in 1995. Masterplan consultant since 1999. Preparation of reserved matters planning applications for Green Infrastructure since 1998. More information

Liverpool International Business Park

Our work has included preparing a masterplan document and co-ordinating an Environmental Statement that respond to the estuarine setting of this site and detailed design of all Green Infrastructure elements of the scheme. More information

Germany Beck

Fulford, York

Lead masterplan consultants, detailed landscape design, landscape assessment and expert witness services at public inquiry for this 700 unit residential development on the edge of York. More information

Ocean Gateway

The North West

Responsible for developing strategic ideas within the Ocean Gateway Plan for supporting and adding value to economic investment through Green Infrastructure (GI). Preparation of preliminary vision for the Mersey Basin area to provide focus and context for GI within new investment areas.

Stonish Hill Wind Farm


A menber of the Randall Thorp team prepared the original landscape and visual impact assessment for this 5 turbine development and subsequently at a successful planning appeal, Randall Thorp presented evidence to support the Appellant. More information

Breary Lane

Bramhope, Leeds

Randall Thorp were appointed by Miller Homes to present evidence at the Planning Appeal regarding landscape, character and design issues. Miller Homes were seeking planning permission for new homes on a sensitive greenfield site on the edge of the village of Bramhope, Leeds. In December 2016 the Secretary of State agreed with the Inspector that planning permission should be approved.

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