North West Preston planning consent

14 January 2022

An outline planning proposal for up to 320 dwellings, local centre and land for a new secondary school on land at Tabley Lane, has been unanimously approved. Randall Thorp provided masterplanning, LVIA and DAS services for the planning application. The greatest challenge for the application was viability. We were responsible for the development of multiple masterplan options providing for a range of non-residential land uses at various scales, as part of a wider residential development throughout the viability appraisal process.

National award for our work at Cambourne West

04 January 2022

We are thrilled to hear that our work for Taylor Wimpey East Anglia has enabled them to win the top award in the annual Taylor Wimpey Place Making Awards. The judges praised our work, saying "Cambourne West Phase 1 illustrates a quality approach to masterplanning and design coding at the early stage and what great results can be achieved by the highly skilled team."

Planning Consent for 131 Homes in Rossendale

08 December 2021

We are pleased to have helped our clients Taylor Wimpey to secure full planning consent for 131 homes on land off Holcombe Road in Haslingden, Rossendale. In 2011, Randall Thorp undertook landscape analysis and developed the conceptual masterplan for the site, this was used throughout the site promotion process.

TVIA work for landmark Manchester site

15 November 2021

Media interest and positive remarks for this landmark project in the centre of Manchester. Our Townscape and Visual Impact Assessment work is a critical part of the planning process for this scheme and is a specialist skill and service we offer all our clients.

Team day to RHS Bridgewater

05 October 2021

A lovely morning out to visit RHS Bridgewater as part of the team's CPD. Randall Thorp's involvement with the site goes back decades, so it was great to see how the research that Edward Thorp did into the history of the site has been translated into the world class garden it now is.

Planning application submitted at former University of Law, Christleton

16 September 2021

We are pleased to have assisted Bridgemere Land, with the Steve Morgan Foundation, Castle Green Homes and Blueoak Estates, with their full planning application which is seeking planning and listed building consent to deliver offices and 42 homes at the former University of Law, Christleton. The project includes the restoration of the grade two listed Christleton Hall which will be converted to offer 18 apartments, including four affordable homes. The scheme also includes sensitive improvements to other heritage assets, including a former walled garden on the site.

Planning consent in Formby

13 September 2021

We are pleased to have helped our clients Taylor Wimpey to secure outline planning consent for 286 homes on land north of Brackenway in Formby. Randall Thorp have been involved with the site since 2011 when we undertook landscape analysis and developed the concept masterplan which was used through the site promotion process. The site was successfully allocated for housing in the 2017 Local Plan for Sefton.

Welcome to the team

19 July 2021

We are delighted to welcome the three newest members of our team; Dan, Kamran and Harry. Dan joins us as one of the first intake of Apprentice Landscape Technicians, Kam joins us on his year-out from Sheffield University and Harry joins us as a part time MA student at Birmingham University.

Appeal win in Bolton

10 June 2021

Delighted to have assisted our clients Harworth Group plc with this appeal win. The landscape scheme was prepared by TEP who were unable to present evidence due to professional conflicts. Randall Thorp presented the landscape evidence based upon the TEP scheme after it had already been agreed with the LPA that there would be adverse impact on landscape.

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