Appeal win in Cheshire East

03 April 2020

Randall Thorp provided landscape expert witness services for a mixed use employment park on the outskirts of Alsager.  Subtle changes to the original scheme, enabled it to be robustly defended at appeal, demonstrating the added value good landscape consultants can bring to a project.

CGI visualisations help Taylor Wimpey sell their vision

20 March 2020

Taylor Wimpey and Homes England required a series of visualisations for their flagship new development The Lanes at Penwortham. Randall Thorp were able to combine our detailed knowledge of landscape and planting, the layouts provided by the clients and our artistic flair to create images that were realistic and also captured the vision and character of the scheme. 

Covid time

16 March 2020

Our team has successfully transitioned to the new norm of working from home and video meetings. #stayathome #protecttheNHS #savelives

Planning approval in Ashton-under-Lyne

17 February 2020

Our client Taylor Wimpey has secured approval for their 295 home scheme on a brown field site at Ashton-under-Lyne. Landscape design and CGI visuals by Randall Thorp.

Leeds University lecture

06 February 2020

Randall Thorp has always been passionate about maintaining links with education. Today Dick continued his Masterplanning Masterclass tour with a presentation to final year students at Leeds Becket University. "The best lecture we've ever had!"

Magazine feature

04 February 2020

Taylor Wimpey in-house magazine featured a double page spread on Cambourne, the award winning new settlement in Cambridgeshire that Randall Thorp have been masterplan consultant for since 1998 and landscape consultant since 1989! We hope our work here will inspire the new wave of garden villages and garden suburbs now being planned throughout the UK.

New Landscape Institute guidance for reviewers of LVIAs/LVAs

30 January 2020

Randall Thorp welcome the Landscape Institute Technical Guidance Note 1/20 (10 Jan 2020) ‘Reviewing Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments (LVIAs) and Landscape and Visual Appraisals (LVAs)’ which seeks to raise the consistency and standard of assessments. Click here to find out more.

Appeal allowed for housing in ‘Important Countryside Gap’

20 December 2019

An Appeal was allowed in December 2019, granting outline planning permission for up to 80 dwellings on land off Broad Street, Clifton in Central Bedfordshire. Click here to find out more about our role as masterplanners and expert witness for landscape and visual matters.

Climate and Biodiversity

27 November 2019

As part of our social responsibility we encourage all our team to use their skills and our resources to benefit our environment, our profession and our communities. We're delighted that by being a member of  the Landscape Institute's Climate and Biodiversity Panel Sean is contributing to all three.

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