Augustus Park, Fordingbridge

A new development near the River Avon

Our landscape and visual appraisal expertise identified suitable areas for housing and wider green infrastructure improvements, examining how they can work together to shape the edge-of-settlement development that reinforces the New Forest location.

Wider Green Infrastructure Improvements

Edge-of-Settlement Approach

North West Fordingbridge forms a natural extension to the existing settlement and is set within close proximity to the New Forest National Park and Cranbourne Chase & West Wiltshire AONB.

Working closely with Thrive Architects and New Forest District Council, we developed the phase 1 planning submission which was granted full permission in 2017.


Illustrative Masterplan
Image Courtesy of Thrive

Green Space Integration

The phase 1 landscape proposals deliver a number of enhancements including a new riverside park that ties in with existing green links to the town centre. This newly created SANG (Suitable Alternative Green Space) park will form part of a safe pedestrian route to the town’s schools and colleges. There is also provision for naturally-equipped play along the walkway that includes references to the historic railway line that run alongside the site.

 

A New Riverside Park

Client:

Highwood Group, Pennyfarthing Homes

Collaborators:

Thrive Architects, WSP, transport, EPR, Burrell Tree Care, Turley