Landscape Architecture & Planning

This Profession forms an essential part of the planning system. The landscape is the very fabric on which we build and so is a prime consideration when proposing and building development. Preservation, enhancement and empathetic design of the landscape ensures new developments relate to their setting in a positive way. Most development applications for new buildings will not be passed by the planning authority without a hard & soft landscape design that responds to existing landscape character, existing trees and ecological features as well as planning policy, legislation, regulations and guidance.

DF Clark offer a full landscape design package from concept masterplanning to construction detailing, Landscape Institute Stages C-G, RIBA Stages 2-5. Fulfilling a range of landscape planning conditions including hard & soft design & materials, Public open spaces & play areas LAP’s, NEAP’s & LEAP’s. Biodiversity enhancement, SUDS systems, green roofs & green walls.

PRIVATE SECTOR: A single dwelling or 4 new houses proposed for a site, the landscape element of the planning process is still the same and we have an interest in every size & shape of development.

COMMERCIAL SECTOR: Df Clark are experienced working on large scale housing developments and care home units ranging from high to low budgets but always with high design quality. Landscape designs are tailored to local planning objectives, site and project specific engineering, Arboriculture issues, Ecological issues including site specific enhancement or protection and Code for Sustainable Homes & BREEAM accreditations.

Care homes & dementia units use specialist design strategies for memory trigger and cognitive mapping as well as sensory & ergonomic spatial development.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for detailed information

  • Landscape Visual Impact Assessments LVIA’s
  • Concept Masterplanning
  • Colour Rendered masterplans & 3D Visualisations
  • Hard & Soft Landscape drawings to British Standard BS: EN ISO 11091: 1999 Construction drawings. Landscape drawing practice
  • Bills of Quantities, Site Inspection, Sign off and O&M Manuals
  • Planting Plans & Management Schedules
  • Design & Access Statements
  • Landscape Mitigation
  • Biodiversity Enhancement
  • Acting Agent for Planning Applications
  • Care Homes & Dementia Units
  • Primary & Secondary Schools – Infrastructure & Play Areas