Unanimous support for landscape-led design

A 77-home residential development within the South Downs National Park has obtained unanimous support, following close liaison between CALA Homes (Thames), ECE Architecture, Motion’s drainage and SuDS team and the Park Authority.

The design of the scheme, at Andlers Ash Road in Liss, was influenced by the surrounding landscape. Motion’s Flood Risk Assessment and Drainage Strategy addressed the site’s challenging topography. Extensive open space will run diagonally through the development, which will incorporate swales and a dry detention basin.

Motion Technical Director Neil Jaques explains, “Andlers Ash Road had been prone to flooding in the past, with run-off from the greenfield site contributing to the issue.  We were able to allay local concerns, by demonstrating how the measures to control the flow of water from the site would improve the situation.”

This article first appeared in the Autumn 2020 edition of Insight.

Image credit: © CALA Homes

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