Applying landscape-led masterplanning to provide continuity to this emerging new edge-of-settlement development


Foreman Homes


HGP Architects, EcoSupport, Paul Basham Associates, Sapling Arboriculture



Our design for this residential development focused on combining the site’s Green and Blue infrastructure to maximise landscape opportunities. We created a multi-layered design approach to Sustainable Urban Drainages, Biodiversity enhancements, and Landscape amenity for the emerging community at St John’s.

Deacon Design, working alongside Foreman Homes and HGP Architects successfully secured detailed planning approval for the Phase II residential scheme at St Johns Road, Hedge End, near Southampton.

Newly Formed Water Meadows

The scheme, comprising 106 new homes, included the restoration of a wet woodland complete with boardwalks and viewing decks. Combined with the SuDS strategy, this has created an attractive green swathe through the centre of the development. Newly formed water meadows and willow planting enhance the site’s biodiversity and provide opportunities for residents to interact with the natural environment.

Supporting Current Housing Needs

The landscape strategy enhances the ecology of the site, via new woodland paths, specimen trees, and an enhanced buffer zone to the nearby motorway. The development connects to the Phase 1 scheme and goes a significant way towards addressing Eastleigh’s current housing needs.