Appeal win in Cheshire

15 July 2022

We're delighted that our site planning, LVIA, landscape design and expert witness work, helped our client Harworth, secure planning permission on appeal for this sensitive site, in the Greenbelt.


05 July 2022

Last week we had the pleasure of welcoming a student from URMSTON GRAMMAR to join our team for their work experience week. Although not a designer, Lazo used his knowledge of geography and his research skills to assist with some of our landscape planning projects, proving that landscape architecture in its many forms can be a great career choice, not just for designers.

Planning approval in Leeds

15 June 2022

We are delighted that our work on placemaking has assisted our client Redrow Yorkshire in securing planning approval for 289 new homes in West Ardsley. The scheme will feature a large swathe of green space and the focal point of the retained Haigh Wood through the centre, providing a brilliant environment for families looking to put down roots.

Taylor Wimpey submit RM application for 270 new homes in Formby

17 May 2022

We are delighted to have assisted Taylor Wimpey with their Reserved Matters planning application for 270 new homes on land at Brackenway, Formby. For this latest stage of the project, Randall Thorp prepared detailed landscape proposals and provided Design Justification Statement coordination services. The application delivers almost 12 hectares of public open space which includes a significant extension to a Local Nature Reserve. A network of open grassland and drainage ponds will be created across the site, along with a new on-site play area, extensive ecological enhancements, and improved footpath connections through out the site.

Taylor Wimpey Reserved Matters success in Cheshire East

15 March 2022

Cheshire East planning committee resolved to delegate approval of a scheme for 325 homes at Land West of David Whitby Way, Crewe. Randall Thorp assisted Taylor Wimpey with their Homes England tender, and subsequently provided landscape and Design Justification Statement (DJS) coordination services for the application. The site comprises the residential element of a wider project involving a health centre, offices, restaurants and more, which had secured outline approval in 2016.

Progress at Grand Union Phase 1

07 March 2022

Danielle was on site at Grand Union Phase 1 this week to review progress on the landscape works contract. After two years working on this project for St George Developers we’re very happy to see how the external areas are taking shape.

North West Preston planning consent

02 February 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.

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