Phase 1: Spaces for Imaginative Play

05 July 2024

Randall Thorp secured planning approval for a series of exciting new Spaces for Imaginative Play (SIPs) at West Cambourne. The concept of SIPs were introduced by Randall Thorp on Cambourne. They are small informal natural play areas that encourage imaginative free play that appeals to all ages. They should be incidental, discovered within the natural open spaces positioned along greenways or within the country parks.

Stockport County Football Club consultation kicks off

02 April 2024

Stockport County Football Club  launched its next phase of consultation on plans for a phased expansion of its historic Edgeley Park stadium, which would increase capacity from 10,852 up to c.18,000. Randall Thorp's involvement includes the detailed design of the car park and perimeter planting as well as Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment.

Natural History Museum storage and research building approved

14 March 2024

Planning permission has been granted for a new, purpose built NHM storage and research building at Thames Valley Science Park, Reading, with Randall Thorp providing LVIA services.

Back to school for Zoe and Martin

07 March 2024

Martin Donnelly, Landscape Architect, and Zoe Nosworthy, Graduate Landscape Architect, visited Urmston Grammar School, Manchester, on Monday 4th March to kick off National Careers Week.

Committee approval for 500 home scheme in Widnes

05 February 2024

Harworth Group's hybrid planning application for 500 Homes (20% affordable), up to 100 senior living residences, a primary school, and local centre was voted for approval by planning committee on 16th January. Randall Thorp prepared the Illustrative masterplan, Design and Access Statement and undertook the LVIA for the application.  

Gartons Lane Planning Approval

15 January 2024

Taylor Wimpey's scheme for 514 new homes in St Helens has been voted for approval by the local authority planning committee following officer recommendation. Randall Thorp masterplanned the site in 2013 to promote the Green Belt site for allocation in the emerging Local Plan. For the full planning application, Randall Thorp prepared the landscape strategy and landscape proposals for the scheme, and undertook the Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment.

Planning approval at Stansty Green, Wrexham

09 January 2024

Russell Homes have secured outline planning permission for 455 new homes on land either side of Stansty Chain Road, Wrexham. Randall Thorp were responsible for preparing the landscape strategy and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment, and coordinating verified photomontages for the outline planning application, which faced particular sensitivity in relation to the setting of an existing listed farmhouse, located to the north of the site.

West Park Street, Ordsall

04 January 2024

We are pleased to be part of the design team responsible for the redevelopment of around 10 acres of brownfield land at Robert Hall Street and West Park Street, Ordsall. Set to provide 137 houses and 137 apartments, the site provides an opportunity to deliver a variety of much needed affordable housing in the area, while also improving local amenity space, managing storm water and enhancing biodiversity.

Team News

27 October 2023

We are delighted to announce that Chloe has been promoted to Project Landscape Architect and Senior Graphic Designer and Dan successfully completed his apprenticeship to become a qualified Landscape Technician!

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