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.

Hayfield Play area construction

01 November 2019

Ella has been on site for the Community Recreation Facility progress meetings at Hayfield Lane, Doncaster in recent weeks. The proposals include a Multi-use Games Area, grass sports pitch and natural play area, which are now starting to take shape on site.

TV features for two projects

01 October 2019

Within the space of a week two of our projects have featured on TV. Beaulieu Square for Countryside Properties was featured on BBC's the One Show last week and it was great to see the grounds of Lytham Hall hosting the BBC Antiques Roadshow on Sunday evening. There are some fantastic images of the house and gardens, which were restored with Heritage Lottery Funding.

Lea Green granted planning permission

25 September 2019

We are delighted to announce that our client Sherdley Estates has obtained full planning permission for 180 new homes off Elton Head Road, St Helens. Randall Thorp produced the masterplan and Design and Access Statement for the outline planning application in 2015, and more recently provided detailed landscape proposals to accompany the Reserved Matters planning application.
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